With just a few days to go before registration opens, here are the 2018 dates and programme.
The thrill of the white roads is becoming ever more irresistible; hundreds of cyclists are already knocking on the door of the organization to register for the springtime Eroica events. In short; registration for Nova Eroica will open at 15.00 on Friday 1 December, while registration for Eroica Montalcino will open at 15.00 on Thursday 7 December. Here are the dates. NOVA Eroica will take place in Buonconvento (Siena) on Sunday 29 April 2018. Nova Eroica is an international, competitive, amateur cycling race with off-race and special timed sections (gravel-enduro), mainly on the white roads of L’Eroica and is open to cyclists whose philosophy privileges team spirit. At the end of the time trials, a ranking of the best 150 times will be created and these top riders will race to the finish. There are two routes to choose from: 89 km and 145 km. Those who choose the shorter route will have four off-race sections and three time trials. Those who opt for the long route will have six off-race sections and five time trials. The best 150 times selected on the 145 km route, as well as all female cyclists, will have access to the individual road race covering the last 48 km. Road-racing, cyclocross and gravel bikes, with carbon, steel, titanium or aluminium frames, may be used. Both teams and individuals may participate in Nova Eroica but team spirit is privileged, with prizes for teams with the most cyclists crossing the finish line within the time limit. Both events will start from 7.30, with the race involving the best 150 times on the long route starting at 15.30. There are three types of teams; male, female and mixed (men and women together). There will be two rankings for each type of team, one for the 89 km route and one for the 145 km route. Teams with most riders crossing the finish line of their respective routes within the time limit will be rewarded. “Nova Eroica is the fruit of a deep passion for this country, its territory and traditions, for courtesy and, why not, for everything that cycling and its history continue to move”, declared Giancarlo Brocci, creator of L’Eroica. For more information, see: http://www.novaeroica.it (ita) and http://www.novaeroica.com (eng). Those who prefer a leisurely ride rather than the pressure of time trials, can participate in NOVA Eroica leisure on Sunday 29 April in Buonconvento. This is a non-competitive event along sections of white and asphalt roads, with routes that are also open to children and families. There are two routes: 48 and 27 km, with starting times between 9.00 and 9.30. Cyclists who are not members of cycling clubs may also participate as long as they register with ACSI (cost 10 Euro) before the event. This ACSI membership includes insurance cover for the day of the event. Eroica Montalcino will take place on Sunday 27 May in Montalcino (Siena). The event is an exact replica of L’Eroica, Gaiole in Chianti. Therefore, Eroica Montalcino is a non-competitive vintage leisure ride, offering cyclists various sections of white and asphalt roads. Eroica Montalcino is dedicated to cyclists wearing vintage cycling gear, on Bici Eroiche/Vintage or Vintage-style bikes, as described in the rules and regulations on the http://www.eroicamontalcino.it and http://www.eroica.cc websites. There are five routes to choose from: 171, 96, 70, 46 and 27 km. The 171 and 96 km routes start between 7.00 and 7.30. The 70 and 46 km routes start between 8.00 and 8.30. The 27 km leisure ride will start at 9.00. Just like this year, in 2018 too, both Nova Eroica and Eroica Montalcino will give cyclists the opportunity to discover and appreciate the Val d’Orcia and Crete senesi, taste the produce for which the whole world envies this territory and experience a three-day festival dedicated to everything that makes the Eroica events unforgettable.
Livio Iacovella (ita) and Angela Towey (eng, ger, fra)
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