Vintage cycling in Tuscany

Vintage cycling in Tuscany


On the first Sunday of October, thousands of cycling aficionados ride their vintage bikes through the lush green hillsides of Tuscany on the world famous “Eroica” route.

Atop steel-framed tandem bikes or traditional high-wheelers, the cyclists careen through the steep, dusty and gravelly roads of the Chianti region, stopping occasionally for wine, cheese and meats at refreshment stands along a route dotted with medieval villages.


Reuters photographer Stefano Rellandini, who took part in the Eroica cycling race, talks about his experience of covering the event.