Eroica is “the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of the conquest”. Giancarlo Brocci had the original idea of an Eroica for professionals; the race called Strade Bianche was recently promoted to the UCI World Tour, after only 9 years of existence. On 9 0ctober 2007, the then Montepaschi Eroica came about as a collateral event to L’Eroica Gaiole in Chianti and was won by Fabian Cancellara in 2008, when it still had Eroica in its name.
Their vision brought the idea of the white gravel roads back to professional cycling, even in some stage races, introducing new and spectacular technical elements. On the white roads, the race becomes alive, courage is vital as is the capacity to master the vehicle, the team has less influence and anything can happen.
At Nova Eroica we will also introduce significant competitive elements, with some timed segments. We do not demonise cycling when it is practiced in a clean and intellectually healthy manner. We are proud children of the many champions who wrote the epic history of 20th century cycling.
“Nova Eroica seeks to unite competition, the bread and butter of all sport, and the pleasure of high performance, with time to look around and share moments of conviviality and comradery with your team.” – Giancarlo Brocci, Creator of L’Eroica
NOVA Eroica combines timed stretches and specific trials with leisure stretches involving maximum and minimum times. On the 206 km long L’Eroica route, the leading 150 riders at the end of the fifth trial will have access to the final 59 km, during which they will compete like in a classic granfondo/sportive.
Registration is already open over at NovaEroica.com for the event on April 30, 2017.
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