In May, “the beauty in fatigue and the thrill of the conquest” that is synonymous with Eroica will meet the magical landscapes of Montalcino
When breath-taking landscapes and panoramas, art, history and culture in one of Italy’s most beautiful villages – Montalcino – meet with the “beauty in fatigue and the thrill of the conquest” that have always characterised Eroica, that’s when the dream event that fans have been waiting for becomes reality. Eroica Montalcino will be the perfect opportunity to experience and savour this magnificent region and all it has to offer, over three days of fun for the thousands of enthusiasts that Eroica will bring. Over the past few days the organisers have presented the programme for Eroica Montalcino, which will take place from 5 to 7 May 2017. It promises to be a true festival of light, sounds and images and a chain of events that will appeal to “collectors of adventures” from all over the world
The Festival will involve the whole historical centre of Montalcino; from the Fort, which will be the backdrop for spectacular events with lights, music and images telling the story of cycling, to the Church of Sant’Agostino, venue for exhibitions and conventions, to the Astrusi Theatre where stories of heroic cycling will be recounted. Eroica Caffè will host cyclists and their families in the Cappellone Cloister and a cyclo-bookshop will be located in the cloister of the ancient Municipal Palace.
The start and finish lines for the four available routes (27–150 km) will be situated in Piazza del Popolo, with a maximum number of participants fixed at 1,800. Pre-registration will open in December. The festival will be directed by two exceptional individuals: Andrea Satta, musician, poet, writer and lead singer of Têtes de Bois, and Mauro Niccoli, an expert in the organisation of international events. Franco Rossi will take care of the sporting aspects and general coordination of Eroica Montalcino. “We are honoured to host Eroica – stated Mayor Silvio Franceschelli – which fits in perfectly with what our territory has to offer and with the slow tourism that we propose to our visitors”. “L’Eroica is a community of values first of all. – according to Alberto Gnoli, responsible for Eroica events in Italy – For us, being in Montalcino is like being at home”. “We, at Eroica, cultivate dreams – concluded Giancarlo Brocci, founder of Eroica – we have great ideas, enthusiasm and most of all passion for this amazing sport. And we are seeing results in the response of lots of young people who are equally enthusiastic, energetic and passionate, proving that values like the ‘beauty in fatigue and the thrill of the conquest’ are truly eternal.”
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