2016: one year of bikes!
Sovigliano, in the heart of Chianti, this year is in the middle of wonderful international events!
Chianti will be the best place for cycling enthusiasts, in 2016.
Both if you are an amateur or a pro cyclist you will enjoy Tuscany and especially Chianti in 2016.
This year Chianti hosts one of the most important cycling race of the world: Giro d'Italia 2016.
In fact, the Stage 9 of the Giro d'Italia will be run from Radda in Chianti to Greve in Chianti. About 40 km in a beautiful landscape!
This is an individual time trial and will be run on 15th of May. Something to absolutely not miss!
We don't know if there is someone around the world who has never heard nothing about the Giro d'Italia (we think it's quite impossible), but here you are a brief history.
Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) is an annual stage race primarily held in Italy, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.
The race was organised for the first time in 1909, by the journalist Tullo Morgagni, who worked for Gazzetta dello Sport.
Gazzetta dello Sport is a daily sport newspaper and its pages are pink as the colour of the t-shirt worn by the winner of the race, the Maglia Rosa.
But in Chianti you can find another cycling race, only for the brave ones, we should say.
The Eroica (Heroic race) is one of the most famous race of cycling enthusiasts.
It's run through Chianti white roads in any weather conditions and with old bicycles, wearing vintage cycling clothes!
It's so special that people around the world come here every year to run this race.
It's open for both women and men and you will visit lots of beautiful places while pedaling.
This race is good for people who love historical cycling, wonderful landscapes, eating and drinking good products of the region and enjoying all these things pedaling on a bike!
It goes from Gaiole in Chianti and back and with the Eroica Race you can taste the best regional food products, thanks to the many rest stops you will find along the path.
There are different lenghts you can choose to run, if you don't feel so heroic, but you need to be well trained, too!
If you want to register yourself for this race, the registration is open from January 2016, so from now!