Why L'Eroica is one of the best bike rides in the world (photos)

We defy any cyclist to look at these photographs and not add L'Eroica to their list of must-do rides - All photos by Yuzuru Sunada

L'Eroica 2017

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

The 21st edition of L'Eroica took place in Tuscany, Italy, on Sunday, gathering together a spectacular collection of vintage bikes on an even more spectacular route.

Since its inception in 1997 by Giancarlo Brocci, the annual event has rapidly become one of the most popular mass cycling events in the world. It's easy to see why, as the riders snake their way through the rolling hills and along the area's famous white roads, strade bianche.

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