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Tour di Via Italia 2019 International Bicycle Races
September 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The 60th Tour di Via Italia, Windsor’s only professional bicycle race and Running Factory 5K Foot Race and Kids Dash takes place on Erie Street on September 1, 2019.
Tour di Via Italia, Canada’s longest running international bicycle races and one of the oldest continuously held bike races on the continent, has taken place every Sunday of Labour Day Weekend since 1958 on Erie Street in Windsor Ontario’s Little Italy. The event hosts thousands of amateur and professional bicyclists and spectators from all around North America and around the world. Each year cycling competitors and bicycle racing enthusiasts make the pilgrimage to this historic Windsor spectacle.
The late afternoon Pro Race is always the highlight of the day. Join the fun, excitement, great atmosphere and great food. Many great restaurants and cafes have patios located right along the start/finish line.
The day will kick off with the Running Factory 5K Foot Race & Kid’s Dash at 11am.
To register for the race visit Raceroster.com
The Tour di Via Italia bicycle races start at 1pm on Sunday.
Sunday Race Schedule
11:00 am | Running Factory 5K Foot Race & Kids Dash
12:30 pm | U17 Elite 4 Men, Master 3 Men – 20 laps
1:45 pm | Elite 1/2/3 Women – 22 laps
1:46pm | Master A/B Women, U17 Women
3:15 pm | Master 2 Men, Elite 3 Men – 20 laps
4:30 pm | Children’s Fun Bike Events
5:15 pm | Master 1 Men, Elite 1 & 2 Men, Pro Men – 45 laps
“Tour de France riders like Canada’s Steve Bauer, Gord Fraser, Alex Stieda, Jocelyn Lovell and Michael Barry all have raced on Erie Street as well as American riders Frankie Andreu, Robbie Ventura and Eric Heiden.” – Alan Henderson, Ontario Cycling Association.
While the pros may be competing at this event you’ll also find various divisions and amateurs and local competitors too.
There’s fun for everyone including family/kids and tricycle races later in the day.
Competitors can register online in advance online. Day of registration begins at 9am and the bicycle races begin at 1pm.