All posts in L’Eroica

Field limits were imposed for the first time for last year’s L’Eroica. That will be the case again for this year’s edition.

The field limit is 3,000 of which 2,200 slots are for Italians and 800 slots for foreigners (an increase of 300 for foreigners from last year). The field limit applies to anyone between 15 and 60. If you are over 60 years of age the field limit does not apply, whether you are Italian or not, but you must still register. According to the rules riders over 65 cannot ride the long course of 205km.

Registration begins on March 1st at www.eroica-ciclismo.it
Don’t delay
.

Participation in L’Eroica is strictly limited to vintage bikes according to the rules on the website.

Field limits were imposed for the first time for last year’s L’Eroica. That will be the case again for this year’s edition.

The field limit is 3,000 of which 2,200 slots are for Italians and 800 slots for foreigners (an increase of 300 for foreigners from last year). The field limit applies to anyone between 15 and 60. If you are over 60 years of age the field limit does not apply, whether you are Italian or not, but you must still register. According to the rules riders over 65 cannot ride the long course of 205km.

Registration begins on March 1st at www.eroica-ciclismo.it
Don’t delay
.

Participation in L’Eroica is strictly limited to vintage bikes according to the rules on the website.








The deadline for registration for the 2010 L’Eroica is 6 September. Four routes of 38, 75, 135, and 205 km are available. L’Eroica is held on 3 October and a large vintage swap meet is held the day before .

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.

Over the last few years the organizers permitted all types of bicycles and particpation grew to 3,000 cyclists. The organizers decided, in 2009, to re-impose rules permitting only vintage bikes All riders must now start only with historical bikes; this “means road race bikes built before 1987, with switch lever on the oblique loom tube, toe clips and belts, external brake wires.”

Photos (above) by: Dale Brown of “cycles de ORO“, Greensboro, North Carolina.