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INSPIRATION

L'Eroica draws its inspiration from classical cycling, from black and white images published on newspapers of the early 1900's to the times of the Bartali and Coppi duel, to more recent times when pedal cages and shifters on the down tube where still the main option on road racing bikes. We chose as a convention 1987 as the year to draw the line between classic cycling and moder times. 
In this page we set the guidelines to participate in our events. Every event, though, can have a partially different regulation, which are written on the websites of the event.

 
 

BICYCLE

Unless otherwise communicated on the websites of the single events, the Eroica rides are exclusively organized for Historical Bikes and for Vintage Style Bikes as explained hereafter.
Historical Bikes (also called Bici Eroiche in Italian) are all road racing bikes built in 1987 or earlier both with gears and without gears, as those built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

CLOTHING

L’Eroica started in 1997 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci, who admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music.
L’Eroica was also begun as a foundation for the protection and preservation of the last gravel roads in Tuscany. These romantic concepts led to the idea of L’Eroica, an event that initially saw 92 “hunters of feelings and emotions”, as the creator Giancarlo Brocci defines them.

ACCESSORIES

L’Eroica started in 1997 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci, who admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music.
L’Eroica was also begun as a foundation for the protection and preservation of the last gravel roads in Tuscany. These romantic concepts led to the idea of L’Eroica, an event that initially saw 92 “hunters of feelings and emotions”, as the creator Giancarlo Brocci defines them.