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Foligno has always been a city of bicycles. It is the Umbrian city which, even for being totally flat, has always seen a wide use of this special vehicle. In the past, it was the seat of important cycling companies and sports cycling associations. At the end of the 1800s and up to the 30s of the twentieth century, it was home to the Velodrome of the Canapé, an elliptical outdoor track in the center of the city and surrounded by greenery – today a city park – where important national and international competitions were held. Not surprisingly, in those years, in Foligno, there was also the hotel of the Sprinters with an adjoining restaurant, dedicated to welcoming cyclists. In modern times, the city is “the ideal theater for the departure and arrival of stages of the Giro d’Italia and the Tyrrhenian Adriatic” and is equipped with a velodrome used by many children and young people of the Foligno Cycling Union. Foligno is also home to important cycling and MTB rallies, now also marked out as permanent routes, which can be used 365 days a year with any type of bicycle. Foligno is the Umbrian city that adheres to the FIAB Cycle Municipalities project from which it obtained the flag with 3 smiling bicycles! Every year since 2015, “La Francescana” is held in our territory, the cycle history of the Umbria Region, which from 2022 has the important national recognition, of being the last stage of the Giro d’Italia d’Epoca, a cycling event non-competitive for historic bicycles, which makes a stop in the most important Italian territories for cycling tourism lovers. In addition, La Francescana is a friendly event of the Eroica Cycle Club – recognition attributed for the quality of the event and the sharing of the principles of the Eroica – and has an agreement with it. The La Francescana Ciclostorica traditionally starts from Piazza della Republica in Foligno and touches the Municipalities of Foligno, Assisi, Spello, Cannara, Bevagna, Montefalco, Trevi, Campello sul Clitunno. WEBSITE: FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM: