A great cycling weekend in Siena thanks to the Strade Bianche 2018 race, one of the most important races of the year.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, the Crete Senesi, will host the Strade Bianche 2018, the classical North race in the South of Europe. The men’s section has reached the 12th edition, whereas the women’s one has reached the fourth edition. This event is sponsored by RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport. After the Eroica, which will be held October 7 in Gaiole in Chianti, Strade Bianche 2018 is certainly the most important event. Saturday, March 4 is the day dedicated to professional cyclists, while other cyclism lovers (even beginners) can join the Gran Fondo Strade Bianche on Sunday March 5.
For both races the starting point is the Medici Fortress in Siena and the finish line is the beautiful Piazza del Campo. Siena is the main setting of Strade Bianche 2018, in addition to the amazing landscape of the Crete and Val d’Orcia with their 52 km of white roads (the race got its name from the typical path).
Not easy at all if you consider that teams of professionals but also amateurs run with road bikes.
There is going to be a very exciting fight for the podium in the Piazza del Campo at the finish line.
Not only the experience and physical strength are important to win, since he last part of the race through the narrow streets of the Historic center of Siena will test our athletes.
The trial for men experts on March 3th is 176 km long , divided into 9 sections and 52,8 km of gravel/white roads in the countryside. While the one for women experts is 121 km long, there are 7 sections and 22,4 km of gravel/white roads in the countryside.
The Gran Fondo on Sunday March 5, was created for all cycling enthusiasts who wanted to experience the thrill of Strade Bianche. The race takes place partly on the same path of the famous Strade Bianche.
For more information about the Strade Bianche, visit the website www.gfstradebianche.it .
The participation fee includes a personalized bib, the race package that will be given to all subscribers on March 2 at the Medici Fortress, mechanical assistance, assistance during the race, refreshments during the race (3) and pasta party at arrival inside the Fortress!
Borgo Grondaie, a bike hotel, it’s just 2km far from the Historical centre of Siena (and the Fortress). You can park your car in our parking lot and cycle to the starting line. Customers can also use the laundromat to wash and dry their clothes. See you soon!
Edited by Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie