World Champion Paolo Bettini has teamed up with the city of Bibbona to help produce a guide to the roads of his home region. The route book continues his partnership with the city, along with his support base, Club Paolo Bettini.
The purpose of the guide is to help riders, both road and mountain, discover the same routes in the southern Tuscan zone used by Il Grillo in training. He pointed out that it is not all about numbers and directions.
"Other than the technical aspects I also wanted to take into consideration the natural beauty and fascinating panorama that exist in our land," he explained. "The bicycle is a great way to be put into the middle of this great land and to discover every little characteristic. And the particulars, as you know, often make the difference."
The guidebook contains 12 road routes and four for the mountain bike. It is available at all tourist offices in the area of Bibbona, or you can contact the tourist office via its website www.bibbonaturismo.it.