It’s not everyday that you have some of the world’s best athletes passing literally RIGHT in front of your house.
It’s almost time for the first test race to start from Pistoia, and when they do they’ll be heading directly down via Statale, the road that connects Pistoia with Florence which happens to be the one I live on.
This is a huge even for Tuscany and preparations have been in the works for months, with one of the biggest benefits (albiet quite annoying in the few days they were doing road work) is our nice, pristine streets.
Of course, the thousands of yellow signs alerting of the road closures that will be in effect for the next week has a lot of people groaning. I’ve even heard that people are calling off work for a week because it will be impossible for them to get there. But, while I’m not incredibly passionate for the sport, I’m really excited that such a huge event will be take place right here! I also like the fact that it’s bringing in some extra money for local businesses, which is more welcome than ever right now.
Just down the road there’s a little cycling village set up with tents from local vendors and a few restaurants to celebrate the event coming to Seano. And while the whole parking my car a long distance from the house and the road closures are a bit annoying, I’m just going to sit back, relax on my balcony and cheer on Italia and USA with a glass of wine in hand!
Here’s the promotional video for the event: