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How Bicycle Travel Transforms Lives: August Cosentino
October 17, 2019

How Bicycle Travel Transforms Lives: August Cosentino

Sicily coast

It’s truly amazing the profound affect and change a Ciclismo Classico tour guide can make or create in a guest’s future path. Multiple trip alumni August Cosentino describes a complete transformation whereby he went from an avid runner to one who dabbled in bike tours and eventually became a dedicated cyclist and bike tour enthusiast–much do to his unique experience in Italy and France with one of our extraordinary tour guides.

This one picture captures it all.

holding bike overhead at sommet mont ventoux

Here’s his story in his own words:

“You never forget your first time. The first time you ride a pass that you thought only pro-cyclists could ride. The ride up Mont Ventoux, France, was a game-changer: it made me believe the impossible was possible. That if you really wanted something to happen, neither weather nor injuries would stand in your way. I went on to climb all the big passes of France, Italy, and Spain.

But I never forgot my first time. June 4, 2012.

It’s important to note that it was the Ciclismo Classico trip to Sicily with Gabriel Del Rossi that really made me a cyclist. Before then, I was just a runner who went on bike vacations. Then it became all-consuming. Truth. Bought a “real” bike. Started riding 5,000-miles plus per year.

So you, Ciclismo Classico…really were the catalysts.”

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