Thousands Of Spectators Expected As Cycling Race Returns To Via Italia, Sunday

Thursday August 29th, 2013

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Windsor’s very own professional cycling race takes place this Sunday, and the important tradition for Erie Street is expected to shine under nice weather.

Pull up a lawn chair or stand at the sidelines and watch world-class cycling take place in Windsor Ontario.

Organizer Marshall Sfalcin says spectators can line the main stretch near the start/finish line, enjoy the corners of the course — which loops from Erie to Parent, then Giles to Howard and back to Erie — or enjoy the patios along the main stretch, among many other viewing options.

Sfalcin suggests spectators walk the course while the races are being held.

Over $8000 in cash is budgeted in prizes for the race, which sees cyclists from across North America attending. The total prize pot is around $10,000.

The race has attracted over 7,000 spectators each year.

While races are held in several different cycling classes all day, the “main” race begins at 5pm and goes for 55 laps.

For full times and more, visit the Tour di Via Italia on the Windsor Summer Festival Guide.

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