This is not classical cycling, but is invoked by the design of the bicycle; the bicycles don’t have breaks and they slow down by the use of pedals; the audience and the circuit are nearly tackled numerous times at very high speed, this being the track bike crit, racing bikes with no brakes. Street circuits in the dark of the night, at a very high speed, spectacular falls and the idea of turning everything into a real Olympic sport recognized by the UCI, are the characteristics of track bike crit a competition between fashion and sport.
Lorenzo the Magnificent, son of Piero Gottoso and Lucrezia Tornabuoni, nephew of Cosimo il Vecchio, is born in Florence in 1449 and is educated by great humanists and philosophers such as Marsilio Ficino. After his father’s death (1469), he continued the politics of the Medici family, that of “governing without ruling”, maintaining the control over the political Florentine life without eliminating the republican government that was formally in charge. From Rome, Pope Sixtus IV planned an anti-Medici plot, the “Congiura dei Pazzi”, that was supposed to kill Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano (Lorenzo was saved while Giuliano died).
Florence and Tuscany have always been the ideal destination for tourists looking not just for an accommodation but mainly for a different way of...
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