chianti classico cycling
black rooster in pink jersey

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 it will be a time trial stage, the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia race  2016the Chianti Classico Stage.

It will start from Radda in Chianti and will arrive in the beautiful square of Greve, between the provinces of Florence and Siena, also passing through Castellina in Chianti.  40,4 km / 25,25 Miles in the amazing area of Chianti Classico, a stunning time trial without a meter of plain! 

chianti-fiasco
the typical bottle of Chianti called fiasco

Surely a decisive step to select the potential winners of the Tour of Italy 2016. Its main feature is the absence of flat sections, in a continuous

up and down through the vineyards of the Gallo Nero. The cyclists, engaged in effort for about 50 minutes, will face up hills but also high slopes, and parts where it will be necessary to push down on the pedals, especially in the final rush, for the arrival in the stunning triangular square of Greve in Chianti.

Here the link to the official web site of Giro d’Italia sponsored by la Gazzetta dello sport, main italian sport newspapaer stage chianti 

chianti shire biking
the big cork in Castellina square

Of course Tuscany is famous for challenging hills and is loved by cyclists travellers & pro.
In our bike tours Chianti is always proposed – particulary in this tour Cycling Tuscan Wine country   you will cycle exactly same roads of the stage: Radda, Castellina, San Donato, Greve in Chianti.

in 1716  was founded the Chianti classico consortium –  yes 3 centuries ago – it is a nice way to celebrate.

MAY 8th 2016

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