The Women's International Tour of Tuscany
The Women's International Tour of Tuscany is coming back this September for a weekend of road cycling and events dedicated to the unforgettable Michela Fanini, the champion that at only 21 had already won an Italian championship, a world championship bronze, a Giro d'Italia, and 4 Tour de France stages.
Just like the previous editions, it will be a three day show with a tough competition to crown the new 'Grand Duchess' of Tuscany.
Last year, the competion attracted 21 teams (13 from abroad), had 160 athletes from 25 different countries, and it was a veritable record for a women's cycling events. 232 km in one single breath.
Among the winners of the past editions we can name former world champions Barbara Heeb (Switzerland), Edita Pucinskaite (Lithuania), Zinaida Stahurskaia (Belarus), Susanne Ljungskog (Sweden), Judith Arndt (Germany) and, from Italy, Imelda Chiappa, Valeria Cappellotto and Noemi Cantele.
It will be a weekend filled with emotions, events and great cycling, hoping to beat the 2016 record attendance.
There will be 232 km to cover, starting in Campi Bisenzio with a time trial. The race will then continue with a challenging Segromigno in Piano-Porcari-Segromigno in Piano and, for its last stage, the insidious Lucca-Capannori. Brunello Fanini, like every past edition, is in charge of the whole organisation.
You can follow the tour live on www.michelafanini.com