25 Sep 2020
Long Live the Escape
What is my freedom worth? “The length of road that I can imagine before me with the wind in my face”.
12 Aug 2020
With all the life I have in my body
Gaiole in Chianti, 3 October 2021. Time 5:30. Old bikes creak their stories. Everyone tries the brakes as if to say: “everything will be fine”.
4 Jun 2020
Black and white: what colours!
Look at any photo of L’Eroica and you will find a hill. Well, that’s what you call them before you try to climb them. At L’Eroica, it is rare to find yourself stuck to the wheel of the rider in front of you; such things happen in races.
13 May 2020
ABUS and Eroica, when quality and safety pedal in tandem
It was love at first sight between Eroica and ABUS, both leaders and promoters of precious values.
2 May 2020
When it’s time to stop
“The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest”: Eroica’s motto is so powerful and so topical in these terrible times, during which our lives have been turned upside down.
23 Apr 2020
L’Eroica: the simple things
This is a strange year, a difficult year. Many of us – almost all of us – are forced to stay home and profoundly change our lifestyles.
8 Apr 2020
SAFETY CONTROLS OF THE BIKE
A bicycle in good order contributes to a fun and safe ride, therefore it is important to inspect the condition of your bicycle before setting off.
1 Apr 2020
Why have an Eroica on the other side of the world?
Eroica cycling races through the world, head held high, enjoying the countryside, passing through places nestled in beauty and animated by the intense passion of the people who live there, whose history and traditions make them unique.
27 Mar 2020
#STOPCORONA, the Eroica community in tandem with Maglificio Santini
Over the next few days, Eroica partner, Maglificio Santini from Lallio, in the north of Italy will begin producing protective face masks for distribution in Bergamo and its province, one of the worst hit areas by the coronavirus.
23 Mar 2020
L’Eroica and those dirty hands that help us understand what makes the world tick
In a universe that is completely digital, stuck somewhere between impalpable realities and their cold containers, is man.
19 Mar 2020
NEW DATES FOR APRIL EVENTS
This is a message to remind our dear Eroici that we are here, and that sometimes being heroic also means facing difficult moments and taking responsibility.
16 Mar 2020
Joy and Hope from Eroica South Africa
If it helps as a message of hope in these hard times of sacrifice and civil obligations, a fantastic edition of Eroica Sudafrica has just been held.
26 Feb 2020
L’Eroica, like a Bruegel painting
Like a Bruegel painting, which is composed of hundreds of colourful micro-stories, thousands of micro-feats, in one unique day, add colour to the enormous canvas of the group effort that is L’Eroica.
10 Feb 2020
For the “Eroici”, time is cyclical, dictated rigorously by the dates of the various Eroica events that are etched into our memory, as if they were the mysteries of the rosary: Germania, Limburg, Britannia, Hispania, South Africa, Japan, Dolomiti, Montalcino and Gaiole.
21 Jan 2020
Our 'heroes' are like the spokes of wheels
If the ancient global network of white roads could speak, it would fill encyclopaedias
29 Nov 2019
With wings on their wheels: cycling in Campagnolo era
Inventions, transformations and innovations: Campagnolo has been researching and creating products that have made the history of our beautiful sport for over 85 years.
4 Nov 2019
THE EROICA BICYCLES
Those who know the history of cycling know that in the early 80s, bicycles changed after having been the same for thirty years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 Jul 2019
1964: The eternal rivalry between Poulidor and Anquetil
The 1964 Tour revolves around the duel between Anquetil and Poulidor.
24 Jul 2019
1952: Coppi and that unforgettable Tour
The 1952 Tour de France marks the very peak of Fausto Coppi's career.
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.
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.
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.
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:
24 Apr 2019
Honey: the sweet gold of the cyclist
"Coppi drinks champagne and eats bananas. Bartali eats beans and drinks red wine."
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.
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?
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;