March 8, 2008

Eroica profileThe gnarly, one-day Monte Paschi Eroica starts in Gaiole and includes seven sectors of “sterrati” – gravel roads – before it ends 180 km later in Siena. The event is organized by RCS Sport–the same folks who bring you the Giro and Milan-San Remo–and gets its name from the Italian word for heroic – eroica.

The theory behind this unusually challenging race was to put on a hard core, one day race with brutal, classic “strade bianche” or white gravel roads sectors. Let our heroes ride!

Slipstream squad
Magnus Backstedt
Steven Cozza
Michael Friedman
Will Frischkorn
Ryder Hesjedal
Martijn Maaskant
Kilian Patour
Chris Sutton