2013 L’Eroica Vintage Bike Race

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Each year vintage cycling enthusiasts gather in Tuscany for a celebration of the region’s white gravel roads and Italy’s historic relationship with the sport. The festivities culminate in L’Eroica, a 38 km race with a specific set of rules: Only “heroic bikes” (those built before 1987) are permitted, and gear shift levers must be on the down tube of the steel frame-only bikes. This year photographer Julian Darwall
participated and shot the event in bright, beautiful form. The saturated
images give insight into the crowd, showing aficionados of all ages
and their exquisite cycling kits, classic frames and archival components.