The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

This year you have to create the L'Eroica festival, you who love and respect us and each other, you who can’t wait to get together again, you who believe in our steadfast intention to bring you to Gaiole in Chianti, even in these times.

We can’t promise the same opportunities as other years but we are working on it. The conditions are so difficult for an annual event that has always brought smiles and hugs, sharing and physical contact between people who are trustworthy above all. This next edition, that we are preparing for, will have obvious limits, distancing will be a must, we will have to avoid creating crowds and aim to spread events out as much as possible while still offering experiences and sensations, involving food, culture and music. Let us try to avoid clichés but we are sure that you Eroici will understand, you Eroici will respect each other, the very fact that you are there will make this a festival of special people. We are sure that your behavior will make Eroica proud to have given its all to make this year happen.

Giancarlo Brocci



Waiting for L’Eroica: Event for little heroes


Saturday 25 September, start at 15:30, Gaiole in Chianti


L’Eroica and Club Italia

15 vintage cars and an equal number of pre-1987 bikes: Club Italia will dedicate its autumn 2021 rally to L'Eroica, the discovery of the Chianti region, its superb wines and its roads, both asphalt and gravel.

Friday 1 October: Club Italia meets Ciclo Club Eroica to share their most authentic passions. Saturday will be a day for twists and turns. And Sunday, participation in L'Eroica Gaiole!

clubitalia.it


Wednesday 29 September

15:00—19:00

Ex-Cantine Ricasoli: collection of race envelopes

Consorzio Agrario: collection of race packs

Eroica bicycle repair shop


Thursday 30 September

9:00-13:00 / 15:00-19:00

Ex-Cantine Ricasoli: collection of race envelopes

Consorzio Agrario: collection of race packs

Eroica bicycle repair shop


Friday 1 October

9:00-13:00 / 15:00-19:00

Ex-Cantine Ricasoli: collection of race envelopes

Consorzio Agrario: collection of race packs

Eroica bicycle repair shop


Auditorium Ex-Cantine Ricasoli

11:00 – “L’Eroica, natale del ciclismo in ogni epoca"

• “Italian National Anthem by Mameli”, the words and music of the anthem explained by Luciano Cascioli and Marina Castagnari

• L’Eroica 2021

o Programme and news in times of pandemic

o L’Eroica and Club Italia

o “Eroica Academy” - L’Eroica model for the formation of sporting professions

o Eroica Project: Adopt 1 km

o Eroica Project: Terra Eroica


15:00 – Awards for the Best Whiskers competition

16:00 – Awards for the Concours d’Elegance, in collaboration with Biciclette d’Epoca magazine

17.00 – L’Eroica meets the Molteni Foundation

Book Presentation

Elogio del gregario, by Marco Pastonesi (published by Battaglia)

24 Storie di Bici by Alessandra Schepisi and Pierpaolo Romio (Il Sole 24 Ore)

Bikeconomy – viaggio nel mondo che pedala by Gianluca Santilli and Pierangelo Soldavini (Egea)

L’Eroica, le 100 meraviglie (+1) by Giancarlo Brocci (published by Typimedia)


A ride with the Ciclo Club Eroica

with a snack of “bread and salami” on the hills around Gaiole

15:00 Meet and start from Piazza Ricasoli


….after 17:00: the Verrazzano Amateurs finish their ride from Florence to Gaiole and greet L’Eroica.


Saturday 02 October

04:30-19:00

Ex-Cantine Ricasoli: collection of race envelopes

Consorzio Agrario: collection of race packs

Eroica bicycle repair shop


L’Eroica start times:

04:30-05:00 L’Eroica 209 km long route, reserved for pre-1930 bikes

05:00-06:00 L’Eroico 209 km long route

06:00-07:00 Crete senesi medium route 135 km


11:30-20:00 Arrival of the finishers



Sunday 03 October

06:00-9:30

Ex-Cantine Ricasoli: collection of race envelopes

Consorzio Agrario: collection of race packs

06:00-18:00 Eroica bicycle repair shop


L’Eroica start times:

07:00-07:30 100 Val d’Arbia, 106 km

08:00-09:30 Medium Gallo Nero route, 81 km

Short Valle del Chianti Eroica. 46 km


10:00-18:00 Arrival of the finishers