Monday, April 25, 2011
After our trip to L'Eroica last year, we wanted to find a similar historic cycling event, more intimate and cosy and not too overcrowded and touristic.
Among other events, the "La Storica" is such a lovely and intimate event with not more than 150 starters. Taking place in the heart of Liguria, with it's astonishing landscape and warm hearted people.
With e r t z u i ° film being the only foreign starters, the "La Storica" had a typical All-Italian-60+ peloton.
But we surprised the Italian superiority with the fastest time in saturdays prologue, the "Cronometro Storico" - a historic 5k time trial along the Via de Republica in Pietra Ligure.
Registered only 15min before the race, with borrowed skinsuit and leather helmet ,Martin Zui rode under 6 minutes and cought everyone of guard. He won.
On sunday, we took it on the main 75k course and enjoyed the great company and stunning roads with long forever lasting climbs and fest descents which challenged the old material. Not to forget the tasty food stops serving regional wine and food.
"La Storica" - you have been great to us. We shall return, not only to defend the prologue title, but also to keep our promise me made to come back.
text and images from here
Posted by shaun at Monday, April 25, 2011