The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

We like to think that the bicycle was invented so that we could enjoy the beauty that surrounds us more fully.

This idea culminates in Montalcino, in the extraordinary territory of the Val d’Orcia, where the landscape, nature, colours and man’s toil unite to bring us uniquely intense emotions. When the bike meets these emotions, a miracle happens that is magnified by the slow passage of time and the effort of pedalling. Time and effort, the same elements that have shaped this territory, which is unique in the world.

Eroica Montalcino promises all of this: a great Festival of colour, fatigue, dust and beauty, on your bike, immersed in the charm of Tuscany and its territory. Once the demanding and dramatic climbs are done, the descent begins and the exit from a long tunnel, into the light of a bright spring in the Lands of Siena. 

Montalcino will be illuminated by lanterns made from the old jerseys of the cyclists of yore, music broadcast in the squares and alleyways will provide the soundtrack. The public and the riders will be the protagonists of a “mobile festival” that will take place in the centre of the town, together with many bikes, musicians, actors and dancers, who will all renew the Eroica magic, and the festival will be the most amazing place for us all to get back together after a long winter.


Friday 27 May

17.00 EROICA MONTALCINO opens

17.00 – 19.00 Collection of Race Envelopes - Complesso di Sant’Agostino

17.00 – 19.00 Collection of Race Packs – Piazza del Popolo

17.00 - 20.00 EROICA MARKET - Giardini dell'Impero

17.00 – 19.00 Eroica bike shop - Piazza Garibaldi

17.00 – 19.00 Bike exhibition Track Fixed Gear- Teatro degli Astrusi

17.00 – 19.00 Opening of the “Ciclo Club Eroica” area - Teatro degli Astrusi

17.00 – 19.00 Exhibition of the “La Maglia Eroica” competition - Teatro degli Astrusi

17.30 Presentation of the Banfi Cycling Team - Teatro degli Astrusi

19.00 Awarding of the “La Maglia Eroica” competition organized in collaboration with the Liceo Artistico of Siena

19.30 Cantina Moser 51,151 Wine & Live Music - Belvedere Bar

20.00 Switching on of jersey lanterns

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT


Saturday 28 May

9.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 19.00 Collection of Race Envelopes - Complesso Sant’Agostino

9.00 – 13.00 / 14.00 – 19.00 Collection of Race Packs – Piazza del Popolo

9.00 – 20.00 EROICA MARKET – Giardini dell’Impero

9.00 – 19.00 Eroica bike shop - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 19.00 Opening of the “Ciclo Club Eroica” area - Teatro degli Astrusi

9.00 – 19.00 Exhibition of the “La Maglia Eroica” competition - Teatro degli Astrusi

14.30 Meeting with “Ciclo Club Eroica” members- Teatro degli Astrusi

17.00 Race start of “Criterium del Cassero” – Piazza del Popolo

17.30 Eravamo Giovani e incoscienti – Terrazzo del Teatro Astrusi

Autobiography of the great French champion. Talk with Gino Cervi, editor of the Italian edition and Giancarlo Brocci.

17.45 Criterium Award Ceremony - Piazza del Popolo

18.45 “Barba e Baffi” competition - Piazza del Popolo

20.00 Eroica Dinner at Quartieri of Montalcino: Borghetto, Pianello, Ruga and Travaglio

MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN FOR CHILDREN


Sunday 29 May

6.30 – 9.30 Collection of Race Envelopes - Complesso Sant’Agostino

7.00 – 20.00 Collection of Race Packs – Piazza del Popolo

7.00 – 21.00 Eroica bike shop - Piazza Garibaldi

9.00 – 20.00 EROICA MARKET – Giardini dell’Impero

9.00 – 17.00 Opening of the “Ciclo Club Eroica” area - Teatro degli Astrusi

9.00 – 17.00 Exhibition of the “La Maglia Eroica” competition  - Teatro degli Astrusi

10.30 The Eroici greet the Nature Train on the 150th Anniversary of the Siena-Grosseto Railway – Stazione FS. di Torrenieri


EROICA MONTALCINO RACE- Start and finish - Piazza del Popolo

7.30 - 8.00 Long EROICO route153 Km

7.30 - 8.30 Medium VAL D’ORCIA route 96 Km

9.00 - 9.30 Medium CRETE SENESI route 70 Km

9.00 - 9.30 Short BRUNELLO route 46 km

9.00 - 9.30 Eroica leisure ride 27KM


WAITING FOR THE FINISHERS

From 10:00 Music & Words in Piazza del Popolo until the last rider finishes

From 12:00 to 20:00, in the Eroica Market area at the Giardini dell'Impero, American-style PASTA PARTY for all participants with RIBOLLITA and wine


…… also, from Friday to Sunday: complesso Sant’Agostino EROICA IN THE WORLD, Palazzo Comunale Storico TERRA EROICA….

... in the streets and squares of the historical centre EROICA MONTALCINO JERSEY LANTERNS and SHOP WINDOW COMPETITION managed by Confcommercio