In 2013 Nicola rode a single speed Terrot at L'Eroica. The bike was built between 1910 and 1915.
Since 2002 Duccio has participated in all editions of L'Eroica, mostly riding his 1925 Gerbi bike with flip-flop wheel (44x18 and 44x21). He wears a faithful reproduction of Giovanni Gerbi's jersey
Nathalie was photographed at L’Eroica in 2010. She is one of the rare women seen riding such an old bicycle, a Moro of the 1920’s.
At Eroica Primavera in 2015 Andrea rode a 1938 Wolsit with Vittoria Margherita 3-gear shifter. Andrea helps L'Eroica as an expert for the Register of historical bikes.
On his 1983 Wilier on a 50th Anniversary Campagnolo Super Record, Billy has ridden the 200 km route at each edition of L'Eroica since 2006.
Portrayed on the 50-mile route of Eroica Britannia in 2015 with his early 1900's Peugeot bicycle, Luciano is one of the faces of L'Eroica since 1998.
Eroica rides are organized exclusively for Bici Eroiche (Historical Bikes); road-racing bikes built in 1987 or earlier, both with and without gears. These bikes normally have a steel frame with shift levers on the down tube and brake cables that must pass outside and over the handlebars. Pedals should be with toe clips and straps; quick release or clipless pedals are not allowed. Vintage-style bikes, clothing and accessories are recommended, provided they exhibit the approved characteristics.
Clothing must be of classic inspiration, such as wool jerseys and bib shorts, or acrylic or other materials that were used until the late ‘80s. Clothing or accessories with technical materials of recent manufacture, including sunglasses, should be avoided.
The choice of accessories - such as shoes, hats and water bottles – should comply with the spirit of our events. The only modern accessory that is allowed and recommended for use is the modern safety helmet, which in some countries may be mandatory. We therefore invite you to read the regulations of the event you wish to attend carefully.
Ninety-two hunters of feelings and emotions, sharing the passion for the cycling “duel of the century” between Coppi and Bartali, give life to the first edition of L'Eroica in Gaiole in Chianti to honour and celebrate classic cycling.
9 October 2007
The first edition of Europe's “southernmost Northern Classic”, the Monte Paschi Eroica, known today as Strade Bianche, takes place in Siena. Vice-world champion Alexandr Kolobnev wins and riders are bewitched by the charm of the dirt roads, immediately establishing the race among the great classics.
Eroica goes global with the first edition of Eroica Japan, followed by Eroica Britannia in 2015 and Eroica California in 2016.
The Ciclo Club Eroica is born to allow a growing number of enthusiasts to cultivate the vision of Eroica cycling more intensely.
Fabian Cancellara, three-time winner of Monte Paschi Eroica (2008), then Strade Bianche (2012, 2016), inaugurates the memorial dedicated to him on the 11.5 km segment of Monte Sante Marie, an infamous stretch of gravel road of the L'Eroica permanent route.
The first edition of NOVA Eroica is held, celebrating the values of heroic cycling and the charm of the white roads even on modern bikes.
20 October 2018
Eroica Caffè Barcellona inaugurates the first permanent space in a big city dedicated to Eroica, its values and its people.