Later today (Saturday), the peloton, men's and women's, hits the gravel roads of Siena on the Strade Bianchi. To whet your appetite for the white roads Classic, PEZ photographer, John Thomson has emptied his photo files to compile his favorite Strade Bianche shots.
Bianchi is the new official sponsor of the Strade Bianche and Granfondo Strade Bianche. From March 4th to the 6th, the Bianchi Experience Center will be at the Fortezza Medicea (Siena) to display Bianchi’s top gravel and road models, including the limited edition Specialissima Giro105.
In early October 2011, PEZ’s own literary specialist Les Reissner joined some 3000 others riders for an epic day pedaling the ribbons of strade bianche across the hills of Toscana in the ride known simply as “l’Eroica” – a true ride back in time. Here’s how he spent 10 hours and 27 minutes from start to finish.
One of the most beautiful races of the year is without a doubt the Strade Bianche on the now mythical white gravel roads. Following the race and capturing all the action and beauty of the 2015 race roadside for PEZ was our experienced race chaser Alessandro who had a perfect day out in the Tuscan countryside.
Italy, land of vino, pasta, Fausto Coppi and home of the ultimate retro-ride. L’Eroica, “the Heroic,” runs every October, but it has been canceled for 2020. PEZman Leslie Reissner looks back to when he was lucky enough to join the participants enjoying some fine weather, great food and some truly terrible roads on heavy bicycles with inappropriate gearing and lousy brakes.
The first race back after the Covid-19 break didn't disappoint with action all the way to the finish line of the Strade Bianche. Ex-World cross champion, Wout Van Aert timed his attack to perfection on the final section of Tuscan grit and soloed to a magnificent victory.