2013 World Road Cycling Championships in Tuscany 21-29 September 2013.

The 80th World Road Cycling Championships will be held in Tuscany from September 22 to 29, 2013.

Tuscany's greatest cycling champs like Gino Bartali, Fiorenzo Magni, Gastone Nencini, Roberto Poggiali, Franco Ballerini, Mario Cipollini, Andrea Tafi, Francesco Casagrande, Michele Bartoli and Paolo Bettini raced and trained on Tuscan itineraries that are part of the history of Italian cycling, but these routes are also representative of the beauty, uniqueness, culture and history of the Tuscan region. Those who decide to visit Tuscany have a wealth of options to choose from: an itinerary from the World Road Championships, a trekking tour through the country, a mountain bike tour in the hills, and even a motor cycle tour along the region's winding country roads. Cycling addicts as well as lovers of slow travel will be able to visit and experience several stretches of the 2013 world championship routes.

The 2013 World Road Cycling routes travel through Florence, Lucca, Pistoia and Montecatini Terme, some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, rich in naturalistic and architectural treasures that helped build the region's decades-long cycling tradition. A region rich in natural and varied treasures, difficult slopes, uphill stretches, long sprints and trajectories on flatlands: all of this is sure to please any cycling lover, especially the world's best. The first days of the championchips will be dedicated to the time trials and the road races will take place on the last three days.
From medieval Lucca to the centre of Montecatini Terme and the climb up to Vico until the naturalistic jewels of Valdinievole and Val di Bisenzio, there are several occasions to pedal stretches of the route that will bring the cycling world to Tuscany in 2013: 11 races on 11 itineraries that can be experienced by cycling tourists who seek the high emotions like the cycling greats of Tuscany's past. All of this and more can be yours in Tuscany.

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