Strade Bianche Cafe celebrated its grand opening Wednesday night in with icons in the cycling world. More than two dozen former national or world champions were on hand for the event, including former Women’s Tour de France champion Marianne Martin, former U.S. National Cycling champion Thomas Prehn, U. S. Women’s National Cyclocross champion Kristin Weber and reigning Ironman American and European champion Rudy Von Berg, according to a news release. City, county and RTD officials also attended.

Named for the famous white roads in Tuscany, Strade Bianche Cafe is located next to Full Cycle Bikes at 1739 Pearl Street. The 60-seat restaurant features homemade pasta dishes from chef Fabio Flagiello and is adorned with cycling memorabilia, including vintage jerseys, bikes, photographs, and posters autographed by world champions and Boulder-based cycling professionals.

Strade Bianche Cafe is open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. A fixed price lunch menu of soup or salad plus pasta or panini will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, and Sunday brunch will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday, the cafe will donate 10% of proceeds to local charities, beginning with Jewish Community Center and National Intercollegiate Cycling Association.

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