It is also possible to enter Nova Eroica and Eroica Montalcino, the two Eroica events taking place at the end of April and beginning of May
Gaiole in Chianti (SI), January 19th 2017: Starting this week and until the end of the month, it will be possible to pre-register for L’Eroica. Then, from 12 February, the click days will open and it will also be possible to choose the “combined” registration for one or both of the springtime events, Nova Eroica andEroica Montalcino. Registration for these two events opens today, Thursday 19 January and a combination of the two of them can also be chosen. Everything is explained in detail in the Rules & Regulations on the respective websites: www.eroicagaiole.com,www.novaeroica.com, www.eroicamontalcino.com.
In 2017, Eroica in Italy offers a truly complete range of events; the first on Sunday 30 April in Buonconvento (Siena), one of the ‘most beautiful villages of Italy’, that will host Nova Eroica. This is a really innovative event within the Eroica panorama because it will be possible to participate in Nova Eroica on modern bicycles and there will be a final ranking. The race will involve a series of timed sections and a partial ranking that will determine the list of participants in the competitive race which will cover the last part of the route. So, with Nova Eroica, we are going back to the model that gave life, in 2007, to the Monte Paschi Eroica, the professional race that, since its launch, has become one of the most popular classics among cyclists and fans.
A week later and just a few kilometres away, Eroica Montalcino will take place. In this case too, we are dealing with something completely new. On Sunday 7 May Eroica will take us to this world-famous territory, thanks to its history and excellent local produce. On the sporting front, this is a ‘heroic’ cycling event in line with the best Eroica traditions; ‘heroic’ bikes, gravel roads, routes that are suitable to every type of cyclist and fitness level. Both in Buonconvento and Montalcino, the two events will be preceded by days involving interesting activities for all the family.
L’Eroica could only have been born in Tuscany. It’s a matter of soul, of land, white roads, landscapes, of genuine food and wine, of culture and passions, of history and of Bartali. Now world-renowned for the special people it involves and for the values it upholds, Eroica encapsulates the very essence of Tuscany, a place that offers a lifestyle that looks to the future, without neglecting its identity and its environment, while also seeking to rediscover the authentic roots of the great sport that is cycling.