Start Line PackageFortezza Medicea - Siena
The Start Village
Giro Club is the hospitality service that takes guests into the heart of the race to live, from an absolutely exclusive perspective, this unique race in a unique setting, that of Siena and its Crete.
The guest’s day begins by accessing the Hospitality Area at the Start to experience the atmosphere of the pre-race and watching the sign-on ceremony, and continues with a ride in an official VIP Car that follows the race on the route that runs through the beautiful Tuscan hills, with many unpaved sectors on gravel roads, the so-called "white roads".
The conclusion is at the top by a privileged position, near the finish line, to enjoy the arrival of the race in the picturesque Piazza del Campo of Siena.
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Two VIP hospitality areas, one at the Start, in Fortezza Medicea, and one at the Finish Line, in the incomparable Piazza del Campo in Siena, to enjoy every moment of the race from a front-row seat.
Access to the hospitality areas is restricted to pass holders only.
The pass is personal, non-transferable and valid for one person.
The Start Village
Taste the joy of victory
Inside the Race
How to access the Hospitality Areas?
The hospitality areas can only be accessed with a pass. The pass is personal, non-transferable and valid for one person.
Where can I collect passes?
Passes can be collected at the “Accreditation Point” in Palazzo Berlinghieri - Siena on Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 1:00 pm.
Is it possible to post-mail passes?
Passes cannot be post-mailed.
All persons of at least 3 years of age must wear their pass in order to access the hospitality areas. However, minors must be accompanied by an adult in charge; otherwise, they will be denied access to the hospitality areas. For under 14-year-agers the pass is free.Strollers are allowed in the hospitality areas. Due to the conditions of the ground and to the presence of cables and wirings, however, their circulation could be quite difficult.The Organization provides mobile toilets that are not equipped with baby changing facilities.
Persons with disabilities
The hospitality areas are equipped to welcome people with reduced mobility.Nevertheless, the Start and Finish sites may be on steep and/or uneven ground, and we apologize in advance for any difficulties you may have. We suggest you inform your contact person and the Organizer in advance, so we can accommodate you better.
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for an outdoor event. Please consider the possible bad weather conditions. In the hospitality areas, guests are required to dress in a "sport chic" style. Accessing the hospitality areas with cycling clothes is forbidden.
Getting in and out of Hospitality Areas
You may get in and out of the Hospitality Areas until the race is 10 km from the finish, consistently with any activity carried out on the finish line. After that, all access points along the home straight will be closed until the broom wagon has passed under the finish arch. You will be asked to show your pass each time you access the Hospitality Areas.
Remember that the historic center of Siena is considered a limited traffic zone (ZTL) and therefore, unless you have a special permit, it is mandatory to park only in areas outside or adjacent to it.The city is surrounded by several parking lots to be used both for a fee as well for freehttps://en.sienaparcheggi.com/
What is the accreditation band?
This is the official accreditation for vehicles following the race. The bands are color-coded to indicate different categories, and must be displayed permanently both on the windshield and on the back of the vehicle, to allow said vehicle to travel following the race.
Circulation inside the race convoy
No vehicles are allowed within the race convoy. Only vehicles displaying a PINK or GREEN accreditation band are allowed to travel between the lead vehicle and the broom wagon.
Headquarter & Accreditation Point
The Race Headquarter, located at finishe line, is the gathering place hosting journalists, photographers, the Race Management, the Jury and all the other functions of the race’s organization. The “Accreditation Point” is where guests might collect their passes to access reserved areas.
The Organization does not offer luggage storage. Please avoid bulky items or baggage. Bicycles are forbidden in the hospitality areas and will have to remain outside. The Organization denies any liability for any kind of damage/theft.
The hospitality areas are equipped with mobile toilets and toilets for people with disabilities.There are no shower facilities / changing rooms for public use in the Start and Finish areas of the race.
An adequate medical assistance service is always guaranteed, with fixed positions and vehicles following the race. Our staff is available to help you and suggest you the nearest rescue zone.
Food & beverage, and food restrictions
A free non-stop finger food coffee/bar service is provided in all our Hospitality areas.Our catering teams have the list of allergens present in the items and dishes offered. Do not hesitate to ask them for detailed information. If you have signed up for a "Drive experience" you will get a packed lunch. In case of any food intolerance, please contact your host as soon as possible so that we can provide an appropriate menu.
Can I smoke?
The majority of our Hospitality areas are outdoors. Smoking is allowed in these zones. However, we kindly ask you to refrain from smoking next to riders, to respect the other guests around you and to throw your butts in the bins on the sites.
Can I take photos or film?
You may take photos or film for your personal use. All commercial use or public dissemination/broadcast of race images (including on social networks) is strictly forbidden.
Fortezza Medicea - Siena
The Start Village
At sunrise comes the Start of Strade Bianche.
In Siena inside the Fortezza Medicea, that hosts the start of the race, there is the Start Village, the meeting place where the riders gather before setting off, along with the sponsors, the guests and the Organization Management.
Upon arrival at the Start Area, guests will collect their pass to access the Hospitality Area near the signature podium, offering non-stop coffee/bar service.
They will experience the exciting pre-race atmosphere and watch the sign-on ceremony,.
Piazza del Campo - Siena
Taste the joy of victory
The demanding final kilometers approach the city of Siena along broad. At 2km from the finish line, the route joins Via Esterna di Fontebranda; here the gradient touches 9%.
With 900m to go, the road surface becomes paving slabs. The gradient then exceeds 10% until 500m from the finish, reaching its steepest gradient of 16% along Via Santa Caterina.
With 300m to go, the road continues to climb slightly then, just 70m from the finish line, the route enters Piazza del Campo where marks the end of the competitive efforts of the day and guests can taste the joy of the winner.
After collecting their pass, guests will have access to the Hospitality Area, located close to the finish line, inside the exclusive SALA DELLE LUPE of Palazzo Pubblico, following by the chance to enjoy the last moments of the race directly on the finish straight.
In-suite non-stop catering and open bar service. Plasma TV screens will broadcast the race until the riders come into view live.
6th March Siena - Siena
Inside the Race
Follow the full race on board of an official VIP car