The Giro d'Italia will visit Tuscany this weekend with a time trial in the heart of one of the world's most famous wine regions - Chianti. Sunday's race against the clock is important, but it's only a small part of the history and tradition of Tuscan cycling. Peter Easton knows his cycling and Tuscany, we let him take up the story of the cycling heartland of Toscana.
On the Friday before the big race Lee Rodgers and the Velo Classic crew hit the cobbles for their own Paris Roubaix for 124 kilometers of torture over the famous Roubaix stones. 18 pavé sections in total and memories to last a lifetime.
Guests of Velo Classic Tours’ September trip to Tuscany will have something more to talk about than just your run-of-the-mill Tuscan landscape of endless rolling hills covered in ripened grapevines, ancient hill towns, and exceptional food and wine… they’ll also be riding with the women’s world #1 racer – Oenone Wood. Turns out Oenone can’t wait for Fall...
Cycling in Europe, unless you’re a professional, is best enjoyed for the experience. It’s about the countryside, the atmosphere, the food, the drink, the languages and the people. If you’re really lucky, you get to go with Velo Classic Tours who has the inside scoop on getting the best of all of those things.