The Italian Legendary Tour 2010 took place in Tuscany, through gorgeous countryside with vines, olive and cypress trees, with a visit to Mugello, in the company of Valentino Rossi, Kevin Schwantz and Giacomo Agostini.
In 2010 the legendary tour in the company of motorcycling legends discovered Tuscany, with the important sponsorship of the website turismo.intoscana.it, owned by the Grosseto Tourist Board and Fondazione Sistema Toscana. Through this partnership, the group of lucky winners was able to experience the best of Tuscany, having fun riding through gorgeous scenery, enjoying the colours, scents and flavours of one of the most suggestive and famous regions in the world for its artistic and natural treasures. The tour passed through the Po Valley, touching the lands of the great Dukes of the House of Este, continuing through the Apennines, along the historical roads of the roaring years of road races, down to the Mugello basin, a place of cult for any true motorcyclist. On through the rolling Tuscan hills, the scenery changed again as the kilometres sped beneath the wheels of the bikes. Rows of vines, olives, cypresses, tuff and clay hills, landscapes that are almost lunar accompanied bikers from around the world until reaching the Maremma and Amiata, mysterious and fascinating lands with roads passing through some of the greenest and most uncontaminated countryside in Tuscany to discover its splendid artistic heritage. In 2010 the group travelled in the company of some of the greatest motorcycle legends from past and present: Valentino Rossi, Kevin Schwantz and Giacomo Agostini.
Giacomo Agostini, nickname Ago (born in Brescia, 16 June 1942), is universally considered the greatest motorcycling champion of all times. Over 14 seasons he won 15 World Championship titles, riding both in the 350cc and 500cc classes. There is no-one like him, with 163 podiums in 190 world title races, he won 8 world titles with 68 GP wins in the 500cc class, and 7 titles and 54 GP wins in the 350cc class. He won just one GP in the "750cc" class. His palmarès includes a total of 311 victories in official races and tens of national titles in addition to his world titles.
Kevin Schwantz (born in Paige, 19 June 1964) was World Champion in the 500cc class in 1993, but throughout the 90s he was a top racer, whose acrobatic and aggressive riding made him hugely popular, capable of thrilling like few others in the history of motorcycling. It was this style that earned him the definition of "do or die" rider, able to make up for a technique that was not first class through his agility, his ability to control the bike in impossible situations and his hard braking passes, a specialty he was an expert at. Motocross style riding on MotoGP circuits, this was Schwantz: a truly unique rider.
Valentino Rossi (born in Urbino, 16 February 1979) is "The Doctor", the greatest MotoGP rider currently active. He has won a total of nine world titles during his career, his first at just 18 years old, and is also the only rider in the history of this motorcycling category to have won the championship in 4 different classes: 125 (1), 250 (1), 500 (1) and MotoGP (6). Valentino's fan following is truly unique, no-one like him is able to arouse the stands and fuel discussions on MotoGP, and there are often plenty of reasons to talk about him: new graphics for bike and suits, helmets with suggestive designs and end-of-race stunts, excellent opportunities to underscore his exuberance and show his roots (the Emilia Romagna region of Italy) and his world to the circuit. However, on the track he is an excellent test driver, great developer and an extremely solid rider, always ready to find a way of achieving that optimal feeling; since 2010 he has been racing with Ducati, creating an all-Italian team that fills enthusiasts with hope.