The 2010 L'Eroica was held this past weekend. Here is a video from the event that begins with the 205 km riders starting in the dark:
L'Eroica an event that relives the heroic age of the "Giants of the Road". Participants ride on vintage racing bicycles and wearing the wool jerseys of bygone eras through some of the most beautiful roads of Chianti, Valdarbia and Valdorcia, with many sections of unpaved surfaces ("strade bianche", gravel & shale roads) which makes it possible to relive the atmosphere of "heroic" times of cycling.
This year there were 3,480 riders with slightly more than 20% coming from outside of Italy and representing five continents.
Among the related L'Eroica ride stories that have appeared here in ICJ are:
Martin Appel's L'Eroica adventure in three parts: Part I, Part II, and Part III
Riding L'Eroica on a 3 speed Pashley (includes a link to a video)
Riding L'Eroica on a fixed gear
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Official website: www.eroica-ciclismo.it
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