We did it! Sunday May 30 2021 in the brunello town Eroica vintage bike race took place.
We were 1390 cyclists, 160 were women
So many young, millennials, all very enthusiastic to ride the strade bianche or our beautiful corner of Tuscany – the val d’Orcia mostly!
It was the 5th edition of Eroica Montalcino, even last year took place on august 30th but with fewer participants due to pandemic.
Great success this year. 5 itineraries to choose.
I joined the 46 km – called loop of Brunello – and is true that 90% you cycle through brunello vineyards. Breath-taking views and we were so luck with a sunny day not too hot. Terrific. the loop across Castel Gicondo, the Frescobaldi Estate and Argiano, then other wineries to get in Castelnuovo dell’Abate. We will propose this loop to from Montalcino to visitors who want to ride with gravel bike or e-bike.
Tommaso did the longest itinerary called the lungo (the long) 153 km – about 200 cyclists chose this one. ust imgien to ride n a old bike with no easy gear, on Tuscan hill and off road.. this is the reason is called Eroica: Heroic. Fatigue and Dust.
Giuliana Mulas, June 2nd 2021