Dear Eroici one and all, we owe you a decision, although it’s one that we all tried to avoid. A multitude of meetings, lively debates, the involvement of the best technical experts, the new guidelines issued in mid-July that made us feel optimistic, were not enough to avoid having to cancel L'Eroica, on the first weekend in October. We are making this announcement, without rhetoric, as we are obliged by socio-environmental and health conditions to act responsibly. We have always talked about the miracle that is Gaiole in Chianti, a small village of 1,000 inhabitants that has repeatedly met the heroic challenge of hosting over 10,000 visitors. This year, we must all, together with the Mayor and local Institutions, who are understandably concerned, deal with the rules that, although we had predisposed the means for maintaining social distancing, would have distorted that magical climate that makes L'Eroica the unique and unrepeatable event that it is. Of course, the national Government’s recent decision to extend the State of Emergency to 15 October, as well as the general evolution of the pandemic worldwide, have taken their toll. Our decision is also taken out of respect for approximately a third of those registered, some of whom come from countries that are still experiencing the dramatic effects of the pandemic and would have real difficulty in participating. The cancellation of the event for the above-mentioned reasons of force majeure will disappoint some people and please others. Registrations for L'Eroica 2020 will be valid for L'Eroica 2021, as per our Regulation (Art.17). We will inform you as soon as possible regarding the procedure for moving your registration. Please rest assured that our commitment does not end here, Eroica Germania, Eroica Montalcino and Nova Eroica Buonconvento, events with a lower number of participants that can be managed more easily, will go ahead. We would like to invite you all to rate the ability of our people to respect each other and follow the rules, especially at Eroica Montalcino on 30 August. To those who are sorry to miss L'Eroica in October, we would like to remind you that the permanent route is always open and we, together with the whole territory, are ready to welcome you all year round.