A special race in which the extraordinary landscapes crossed can sometimes distract the competitors from the chronometer … landscapes and not only villages of rare beauty and environmental quality that only Tuscany can offer … and here we are right in the heart of Tuscany, in the part that has made this region famous in the world the Chianti, the Maremma, the Argentario, the Val d’Orcia, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Radda Gaiole Greve and Castellina and all the Tuscan villages.
This environment is the backdrop for this very competitive classic reliability race where all the stages are on the road… No town squares. Very technical special tests that put a strain on the teams who must use all their skill to earn a victory: 102 timed trials with twelve average trials on special stretches added this year in which even the low average expected will be difficult to maintain. The trials will be interspersed with 20 stamp controls, carried out in special places and 6 time controls.
In addition to the 102 Time Trials, the 11 Time Trials linked to the 1000 of the VIII Edition of the Macchi Trophy that are of special technical-agnostic complexity will be the battlefield to win the coveted prize of 91 bottles of wine chosen from the best Italian producers. The 11 trials of the “Macchi” will not be subject to the auto weighting and therefore will not count for the Corsa ranking.
A new feature of the race is the Gran Premio di Chianti, a race in the race, a ranking based on the 44 Sunday trials taking place exactly in Chianti, fantastic region. For this reason special registration has been provided, with different costs, for the Sunday leg only, for which teams will be welcome who will also only take part in the Gran Premio di Chianti which, obviously, will not form part of the classification for the victory of the Corsa di Alcide Race; the Corsa members meanwhile will also be in the Chianti GP. The teams registered for the Gran Premio di Chianti will set off on Sunday morning after those registered for the Corsa.
Also in the 2018 edition, on Sunday all the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the “Heroic Trails”, short stretches of dirt roads, the typical Chianti dirt roads … which can be taken instead of the classic route to enjoy breathtaking views and landscapes.
The attractive competitive part will be spiced up and interspersed with a high quality welcome and hospitality of good taste and sobriety, starting from the “dinner in piazza” on Friday in the historic centre of Poggibonsi, which has become a must for the event, until lunch at the Fattoria la Principina Hotel in Grosseto, dinner at the Antiche Mure of Buonconvento, the great Sunday Buffet from Alcide restaurant specialising in seafood since 1849 and Title Sponsor of the race: not to forget the various tasting stops in Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, aperitif breaks and the famous Frullallà ice cream.
Thus a complete event in the name of sobriety, good taste and simplicity that offers situations both unique and substantial at the same time allowing participants to compare on specific competitive topics, sharing passions and challenges.