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In the footsteps of the Romans 2023

Sep 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - Sep 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

In the footsteps of the Romans

The “In the Footsteps of the Romans” Men’s Europe Tour cycling race is a prestigious and challenging road cycling event that pays homage to the ancient Roman heritage while showcasing some of the most scenic and historic routes across Europe. The race is a part of the UCI Men’s Road Cycling Calendar and attracts elite cyclists from around the world.

The origins of the race can be traced back to the late 1990s when a group of cycling enthusiasts and historians came up with the idea of creating a unique race that would follow the ancient Roman roads and sites across Europe. Inspired by the rich history and cultural significance of the Roman Empire, the organizers sought to create a race that combined sport with education and cultural exploration.

The inaugural edition of “In the Footsteps of the Romans” took place in the early 2000s, and it quickly gained recognition for its innovative concept and challenging routes. The race starts from a different historically significant Roman city each year, showcasing the diversity of Roman heritage across Europe.

Throughout its history, the race has covered various regions of Europe, including Italy, France, Spain, Germany, and the Balkans. The routes often pass through ancient Roman ruins, historic landmarks, and picturesque countryside, providing a unique and immersive experience for both riders and spectators.

The “In the Footsteps of the Romans” race has been a favorite among professional cyclists due to its demanding and diverse parcours. The stages include challenging climbs, fast descents, and technical sections, putting riders’ skills, endurance, and tactical abilities to the test.

Over the years, the race has seen numerous legendary cyclists compete and claim victories. The challenging nature of the event, combined with its historical significance, attracts top-tier teams and riders, making it a sought-after event on the cycling calendar.

Apart from the competitive aspect, the race also emphasizes cultural exchange and historical awareness. The organizers collaborate with local authorities, historians, and archaeologists to provide riders with insights into the historical significance of the regions they pass through.

Today, “In the Footsteps of the Romans” continues to captivate cycling enthusiasts and history buffs alike. The race celebrates the enduring legacy of the Roman Empire while promoting camaraderie, sportsmanship, and cultural appreciation among participants and fans.

As a race that unites sport, history, and cultural exploration, “In the Footsteps of the Romans” Men’s Europe Tour cycling race holds a unique position in the world of professional cycling and continues to be a symbol of the enduring influence of the Roman Empire on the modern world.


Sep 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am
Sep 3, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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