Tuscany is the capital of 2013 UCI World Road Championships

 
UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany
UCI Road World Championships in Tuscany
Do you remember when we launched Tuscany Active few weeks ago? We told you that one of the reasons why we were opening this section of the blog was the fact that the 2013 World Road Championships is going to be held in Tuscany from September 21 to 29, 2013. Stay tuned! Now it's time to tell you something more about these World Road Championships! Tuscany will host a road World Championships for the first time in 2013 despite the fact that has a long cycling tradition and that it is the homeland of some of the greatest cycling names of all times (just think about Gino Bartali, Fiorenzo Magni and Gastone Nencini in the past times and Mario Cipollini, Michele Bartoli and Paolo Bettini in the last generation of cyclists). Moreover, we can't forget to mention top women cyclists from Tuscany, for example Fabiana Luperini won the women’s Giro d’Italia four times and the Tour de France three times.
[Photo Credits: hippydream]
[Photo Credits: hippydream]
The thirteen itineraries that will lead cyclists to Tuscany are part of the history of Italian cycling and will show the world some of the most beautiful cities of our Region: from Florence to Lucca, from Pistoia to Montecatini Terme, from Fiesole to Prato, cyclists and fans will enjoy the Tuscan landscape rich in naturalistic and architectural treasures. Several events will be organized to pay homage to Tuscany's great cyclists and to enjoy its territory. The 2013 World Championships will encourage to spread the message of cycling as a lifestyle, saving energy, safeguarding people's health and the environment and fighting the battle against pollution.
Pinocchio, the mascot
Pinocchio, the mascot
The mascot of the event is Pinocchio, the worldwide known puppet created by Carlo Collodi, a Tuscan writer of XIX century. The Pinocchio of 2013 World Road Championships is quite different from the original one: this one looks like a cyclist and carries a helmet under his left arm to remind everyone that safety is always a must.   Official link. Visualizza Tuscany is the capital of 2013 UCI World Road Championships in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori