2-6 March 2023, Siena, Italy

Strade Bianche
Pro Race Camp


An exclusive WorldTour race and Granfondo experience with EF Education-EasyPost

Siena, home to one of the most spectacular races in the WorldTour calendar, the Strade Bianche and its little brother, the Granfondo Strade Bianche for those that want to ride the same white roads as the pros.

The Team EF Coaching Pro Race Camp puts you at the heart of our pro performance set-up, providing an unparalleled experience combining the tailored support of a WorldTour team with fantastic Italian culture, cuisine and accommodation.

Get the best possible preparation for your Granfondo, learn from an elite support crew, including training rides with Michael Valgren - Amstel Gold and Omloop het Nieuwsblad winner, and get exclusive access to WorldTour team EF Education-EasyPost with packages starting at $3,950 USD.

Pro race treatment from our WorldTour team

Team EF Coaching Pro Race camps run alongside the races of our WorldTour team, EF Education-EasyPost, and as such benefit from all the support you would expect as a pro athlete.

Daily training rides on reconnaissance routes curated by the team, structured to deliver the best results from your pre-race training, with pro coaches beside you every pedal stroke to help work on your technique, form and nutrition.

Benefit from pre and post-ride treatments and meals, including revitalizing massages to get you in the pro mindset.

On-hand mechanics, team cars, soigneurs and massage from the support crew of EF Education-EasyPost and of course the chance to meet the team.

It all adds up to a Granfondo and race experience that is simply unobtainable anywhere else.

Accommodation in the heart of Siena

You can't get closer to the race day action with our hotel being just a five minute walk to the start and finish of both the WorldTour race and Granfondo as well as the beautiful historic center of Siena. Facilities at the four star NH Siena include access to the gym and a private bike room with all your post-ride nutrition needs.

Granfondo Strade Bianche

The Granfondo Strade Bianche has fast become one of the most popular sportive events in Europe with over 6,000 riders competing each year. The Granfondo largely shares the course with the Women Élite event and is 142,5km with 54,7km of gravel roads and 2,250m climbing, there's also a medio fondo option of 86.8km, 21.6 KM of gravel and 1,350m climbing. The routes are both undulating, with no lengthy climbs, but with punchy hills, especially on the unpaved parts. Newly added to the route is the most popular and most challenging sector of Monte Sante Marie, named after Fabian Cancellara, with gradients exceeding 15% on both climbs and descents. There are roughly 55 km of gravel roads (38.4% of the total race route) appearing in 10 sectors (some of which are “new” to both the women’s and men’s Pro race).

Find out more about the Granfondo here - https://gfstradebianche.it/en/

As well as in depth training rides on key sectors of the race and a roadbook that fully prepares you for the granfondo, our coaches will prepare a training and nutrition plan for you plus start and finish line support on the day.

Strade Bianche

Now in the 13th edition, the youngest of the 'Classics' has matured into a popular fan favourite with exciting racing every year, often unpredictable right up to the final climb into the spectacular finish at Siena's Piazza del Campo. The race is famous for the white roads that give its name, old agricultural tracks of fine dust and gravel that endlessly crisscross the hilltops of Tuscany. This also makes it one of the best races to spectate, with the possibility of catching the action from start to finish, and on some of the best gravel sectors in between. With Team EF Coaching you'll have exclusive access to the EF Pro Cycling teams before the race and a guided VIP spectator experience unlike any other.

Siena

UNESCO World Heritage Site Siena is home to an incredible variety of medieval buildings, museums and other attractions and is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The famous Piazza del Campo is host to both the Palio horse race and the finish line of the Strade Bianche. The surrounding rolling hills of Tuscany are both stunning and challenging to ride making the area an absolute bucket list destination for cyclists.

Dining that delivers the best of Italian cuisine

Italy is home to arguably the best food in the world and at the heart of Italian cuisine is the Tuscany region. Dinners and lunches will take in some of the best local dishes, made from fresh local produce, in great restaurants, while making sure that dietary requirements are met for a solid block of training and racing. A wealth of options from the breakfast buffet will give you all the energy you need for each ride, including an early breakfast on Granfondo day.

Activities for partners and travel companions

Rider's companions will be able to explore the historic city of Siena and surrounding Tuscan countryside as well as enjoying easy access to the Granfondo and WorldTour race start and finish. With the historic centre of Siena just 5 minutes walk and Florence, Arezzo and Pisa just over 1 hour drive, there's plenty to experience in all directions, on and off the bike.


Our camp includes:

4* accommodation at NH Hotel Siena

All meals and ride nutrition

Daily training rides and Granfondo preparation with a Team EF Coaching instructor

Ride with Michael Valgren from EF Education-EasyPost

Granfondo Strade Bianche training plan

Team car supported training rides with mechanic, nutrition and spare kit

VIP pro race package including exclusive team access at the WorldTour race

Daily bike maintenance and cleaning by team mechanic

Granfondo Strade Bianche race entry and insurance

Massages by team soigneurs

Daily laundry service for cycling kit

Full Team EF Coaching kit by Rapha

Local excursion to Siena historic center

Pre-camp access to our training library

Personal race-day nutrition consultation with nutritionist Spencer Miller

Secure bike storage and ride preparation room

Transfer from Florence airport or Siena train station

Optional extras

2022 Cannondale SuperSix bike rental

Other airport transfers

Daily overview

Pricing

Our experience starts from $3,950 USD per person for solo occupancy of a room and varies depending only on any extras you may have booked. Additional non-riding guests can join for $1,950 USD.

*Booking for main guests on link, additional non-riding guests can be added after booking, other extras can be added after booking.

Hosting your stay

Zack Morris

From the snows of Canada to the high mountains of Medellin Colombia, Zack Morris has built a life around working with athletes to foster improvements and advances in their performance. Attending to support your stay and guide you in your performance journey, Zack will accompany you on the road and help convey the fundamentals of what cycling is about.

Michael Valgren

Michael Valgren is the perfect training partner for your Granfondo Strade Bianche - having raced the last three editions, finishing 11th last year before a horror crash sidelined him for the rest of the season. No stranger to winning classics, with both Amstel and Omloop het Nieuwsblad victories, he's sure to make a comeback in the toughest races and in the meantime he'll help you work out the best way to ride yours.

Our health and wellness policy

As an elite racing team, we care deeply about the safety and well-being of all riders, staff, and guests. We are well versed in complying with Covid-19 protocols internationally and do our utmost to make sure that all possible risks are reduced to ensure a safe bubble throughout your stay.

We ask that guests self-administer a Covid test 48 hours prior to traveling to Siena, and then again upon arrival at the hotel. Rapid test kits will be available on-site throughout the stay.

We respectfully request that attendees are fully vaccinated in order to reduce the chances of transmission, particularly as attendees will be in contact with riders.

If you have any cold, flu, or covid symptoms during your stay we ask that you contact us immediately and keep a safe distance from the other guests and athletes.

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