The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

The Eroica staff is proud of all of you
18 Oct 2019
The Eroica staff is proud of all of you
The Tour de France starts from Brussels and the winner is Eddy Merckx, 50 years after having won his first of five Tours. The author of this article is surprised by this constant love or at least pretends to be, considering that the reasons for this feeling are well known.
From breakfast to dinner, the daily meals of a cyclist
1 Oct 2019
From breakfast to dinner, the daily meals of a cyclist
L'Eroica in Gaiole is just a few days away and we all want to get into our best shape to face this traditional challenge and enjoy the "beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest" to the full.
Italy, here comes Tannie Poppie!
16 Sep 2019
Italy, here comes Tannie Poppie!
Rosaleen “Poppie” van As still can’t believe she’s on her way to Italy. Her incredible journey started over 9 years ago when she started preparing her now-famous 'roosterbrood' with cheese and jam or butter at a small red roadside stand in Laingsburg.
Tour, Giro and Vuelta: history and colours of a timeless passion.
6 Sep 2019
Tour, Giro and Vuelta: history and colours of a timeless passion.
The season of the great Tours is about to end and, in view of the last UCI calendar autumn events, let's briefly review the history of three of the most exciting competitions in the cycling world.
Eroica Caffè Padova: a place beyond time to take a break from the daily grind
30 Aug 2019
Eroica Caffè Padova: a place beyond time to take a break from the daily grind
Antonello Carossa and Andrea Giacon, CEO and founders of Eroica Caffè Padova, tell us how their adventure started and give us some tasty anticipation of the new Café that will inaugurate in autumn.
1998: Pantani’s Giro-Tour double and the spectre of doping
28 Jul 2019
1998: Pantani’s Giro-Tour double and the spectre of doping
The 1998 edition of the Tour was fundamentally shattered by doping. The entire Festina team had to withdraw from the race and it often seemed unlikely the race could even make it to Paris.
Hinault and LeMond: friends or foes?
27 Jul 2019
Hinault and LeMond: friends or foes?
Another French champion is Bernard Hinault, from Brittany. Not as ruthless as Merckx but able to win every time a goal is set, including the unpleasant Roubaix.
1971: Ocaña and The Cannibal
26 Jul 2019
1971: Ocaña and The Cannibal
After Anquetil, also Eddy Merckx collected 5 Tour wins. The Cannibal is probably the most successful rider in the history of competitive cycling.
1964: The eternal rivalry between Poulidor and Anquetil
25 Jul 2019
1964: The eternal rivalry between Poulidor and Anquetil
The 1964 Tour revolves around the duel between Anquetil and Poulidor.
1952: Coppi and that unforgettable Tour
24 Jul 2019
1952: Coppi and that unforgettable Tour
The 1952 Tour de France marks the very peak of Fausto Coppi's career.
July, Bartali and the Tour
20 Jul 2019
July, Bartali and the Tour
Gino Bartali was born for the Tour. An iron man, tireless, resistant to all conditions, with a proverbial health and strength uphill.
A tale of heritage, passion and revolution
5 Jul 2019
A tale of heritage, passion and revolution
A swirl of colours in the wind. A bright flash, legs spinning, a multi-coloured flock that cuts through the air and shoots away in a few seconds.
EROICA CAFFÈ BARCELONA: AN URBAN HEAVEN OF PEACE, TASTE and TRADITION
1 Jul 2019
EROICA CAFFÈ BARCELONA: AN URBAN HEAVEN OF PEACE, TASTE and TRADITION
A conversation with Graciela Nowenstein co-founder – together with Miguel Santalices – of Eroica Caffè Barcelona, the first permanent space in a big city dedicated to Eroica, its values and its people.
An athlete’s life begins with nutrition
14 Jun 2019
An athlete’s life begins with nutrition
Anyone who has cycled the mythical white roads up and down the extraordinary Chianti hills knows that L'Eroica - like any sports challenge - requires respect and preparation.
TWO STAGES OF THE YOUTH GIRO D'ITALIA U23 IN TERRA EROICA
10 Jun 2019
TWO STAGES OF THE YOUTH GIRO D'ITALIA U23 IN TERRA EROICA
On Friday 14 June, the Youth Giro d'Italia U23 Enel will start in Riccione. Two new stages will be held in Terra Eroica:
Heroic memories from the Giro Vol. 2
31 May 2019
Heroic memories from the Giro Vol. 2
Of victories and legends
Where champions are born
10 May 2019
Where champions are born
Heroic memories from the Giro Volume 1
Honey: the sweet gold of the cyclist
24 Apr 2019
Honey: the sweet gold of the cyclist
"Coppi drinks champagne and eats bananas. Bartali eats beans and drinks red wine."
The Irresistible Charm of Hell (the Hell of the North)
12 Apr 2019
The Irresistible Charm of Hell (the Hell of the North)
When the riders’ wheels meet the cobbles of France you enter another cycling dimension.
Presenting Eroica California: A conversation with Wesley
6 Apr 2019
Presenting Eroica California: A conversation with Wesley
1. When did you first met Eroica and why did you decide to bring the Eroica experience to California?
NOVA Eroica Buonconvento
29 Mar 2019
NOVA Eroica Buonconvento
To talk about the beauty of Buonconvento and the warmth of its welcome seems superfluous, considering how well known the town now is for its relaxed pace of life, history, art, tradition and values;
Milano-Sanremo: the Super-Classic that has made history
16 Mar 2019
Milano-Sanremo: the Super-Classic that has made history
Very early on, the Milano-Sanremo became known as “The Spring Classic” and then “La Classicissima”
The Strade Bianche
8 Mar 2019
The Strade Bianche
The dust reveals rather than hides, distinguishes rather than aligns. The dust is not avoided but dreamt of, sought out, blessed even.
Franco Rossi presents the Eroica Montalcino Permanent Route
22 Feb 2019
Franco Rossi presents the Eroica Montalcino Permanent Route
The idea of the Permanent Route dates back to 2016 - explains Franco Rossi, vice-President of Eroica Ssd...
Presenting Eroica South Africa
14 Feb 2019
Presenting Eroica South Africa
I discovered this crazy ride where everyone is in vintage kit, riding old bicycles, and drinking wine on the internet!