About Biking Escape: The Team Behind Bike Touring in Florence and Tuscany
Biking Escape is the brainchild of Stefano Casagrande, a certified international Trainer, an ex-athlete who has raced professionaly for over 20 years - Giro d'Italia 7 times, Tour of California once, La Vuelta Spain thrice, Tour of Portugal twice. Stefano Casagrande was born in Florence in 1962 and began his cycling carreer early, he was just 14.
His first team was Tarchinplast from Lastra a Signa a small village just outside of Florence, he then continued with another group "Itala" in the junior category this time based in Florence.
Finally, he entered the "Martini Lampadari" sponsored team, where his vicotries are many and still remembered today.
Just before becoming a professional cyclist he ran with Sic and Iesi.
At last in 1990 Stefano, became a pro within the Selle Italia team and began obtaining excellent resuts ever since his very first year with the prestigious team.
In 1992, he changed teams and began running for Rossin Bici and in 1993 he became part of the "Mercatone Uno" equipe where he won the Giro d'Italia.
He then moved to West Virginia where he continued to race untill the middle of the '90's with Brescialat.
Stefano Casagrande spent the last two years of his carreer 1996 and 1997 with the Scrigno Team.
Till date, he has participated in the following races:
Needless to say, we know our way around the picturesque Tuscan landscape and its locals in a personal way, sharing their insider tips and introducing, our guests, the biking tourists to ten-path treasures, local trattorias where they know your name, yet serve world-class cuisine, supplementing to the kind of personal attention and local expertise that set Biking Escape trips apart from the rest.
Who We Are
- Biking Escape is the brainchild of Stefano Casagrande, a certified international Trainer, an ex-athlete who has raced professionaly for over 20 years - Giro d'Italia 7 times, Tour of California once, La Vuelta Spain thrice, Tour of Portugal twice. St...