“The pedal assisted bike is a great invention, because even without training you have fun, you can go with friends or follow them where you couldn’t”. Not just anyone says it but none other than Francesco Moser, a man with a boundless palmarès, nicknamed Champion of Champions or the Sheriff, and today a wine producer but never satiated with bikes, so much so that he wears the onesie again, this time with the colors of the Mediolanum, to captain the team in blue at the seventh stage of Giro E, almost 88 km between Crecchio and Termoli on the same route as the Giro d’Italia but on an “electric” bike. We meet Moser at the end of the race intended for amateurs, made unforgettable by the passage of normal cyclists on the road of professionals, passage between the wings of the crowd and finally the finish line, the same as the Corsa Rosa. A stage, needless to say, won in a sprint by Moser before that of Caleb Ewan a couple of hours later. “I can’t stop repeating it: this type of bicycle is a great invention and allows everyone to go around. There are people who see me and tell me” you disappointed me “: I send them to that country, and I always tell them ‘you do what you want, I do as I please. I have done more than 700,000 km on my bike, and in short: I have done enough effort “. However, the warning from the Sheriff is not lacking: “with an electric bike those who are not trained can also make considerable climbs, but as with other bikes they must be careful about the descents because so many people who have never ridden by bike go up. Then downhill, with the weight, you go even at 60-70 per hour, and you have to know how to do it otherwise you go against a wall or on the ground and in short, it’s not pleasant “. “The bike, electric or normal, has no contraindication to use – continues Moser talking with the Adnkronos – for anyone, but you have to be careful not to fall, the asphalt is hard for everyone. And be careful if you get it. wearing a car: often motorists do not look at cyclists, or do not calculate distances or drivers look at the phone. Too many accidents happen and the cyclist must be careful because if he takes a car he keeps it even if he is right “. Bastianelli (Enit), ‘he is right, with freedom of movement rediscovering territory’ “The bike broadens horizons. Moser is right to say that the electric bike is a great invention because people have freedom of movement and rediscovery of the territory”. On the same occasion, the director of Enit Giovanni Bastianelli says so. The National Tourism Agency participates with its own team in the Giro E. “We are thrilled to touch the suggestive places of Southern Italy with the Giro and Enit. Due to its itinerant nature, cycling is the sport that, more than any other, succeeds to tell the beauties of the territories, reaching the homes and hearts of people, and especially foreigners: 61 percent of the cyclists who travel through Italy come from abroad. The attractiveness of Italian sports tourism on foreign markets is growing. in pre-Covid times it marked a + 19.7% equal to 4 million overnight stays and a + 9.4% equivalent to 484 million euros of expenditure “. The same opinion of Moser, according to ENIT, was also expressed by almost all those who are participating in the Electric Tour in the dozens of interviews on Visit Italy web Radio, the institutional radio of Italy inaugurated a few days ago by Enit with 28 offices in the world and official web radio of the tour of Italy.
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