L’Arte Dell’Eroica

A while back – some years ago – I was in the habit of posting about the Italian L’Eroica sportive event on a semi-regular basis as the artwork was just so beautiful. Perhaps it’s time for a catch-up as I have just received an email about this year’s main event which takes place later in September. Before we get going with the pretty pictures however, here is a little bit of history:

“L’Eroica was born in 1997 in Gaiole in Chianti, a small village in the province of Siena, where creator Giancarlo Brocci, together with 92 hunters of feelings and emotions – as he called them – started the first edition of a magical cycling event; an event combining challenging routes, magnificent landscapes and unforgettable refreshments in a unique way.”

As for the artwork….

And nowadays you don’t even have to be near Italy to join the fun…

Here’s the full calendar for 2023:

  • 22/4: Eroica South Africa – Montagu โ€“ Cape Winelands
  • 22/4: NOVA Eroica South Africa – Montagu โ€“ Cape Winelands
  • 30/4: NOVA Eroica Prosecco Hills – Conegliano-Valdobbiadene (TV)
  • 14/5: Eroica Japan โ€“ Kitakaruizawa
  • 28/5: Eroica Montalcino – Montalcino (SI)
  • 04/6: Eroica Hispania – Haro โ€“ La Rioja
  • 17/6: NOVA Eroica Switzerland – Sion โ€“ Valais
  • 24/6: NOVA Eroica Buonconvento – Buonconvento (SI)
  • 25/6: NOVA Eroica Family – Buonconvento (SI)
  • 01/7: Eroica Valkenburg – Valkenburg – Limburg
  • 19/8: Eroica Germania – Eltville โ€“ Rheingau
  • 02/9: Eroica Dolomiti – San Candido (BZ)
  • 16/9: NOVA Eroica California – Cambria โ€“ California
  • 17/9: Eroica California – Cambria โ€“ California
  • 24/9: NOVA Eroica Gran Sasso – Castel del Monte (AQ)
  • 30/9-1/10: Lโ€™Eroica – Gaiole in Chianti (SI)


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