“I first met inGamba when I toured the Pinarello factory in Treviso back in 2013. I remember all the riders were in stunning Giordana kit. Later that year I participated in L’Eroica for the first time. Soon after the 5am start, I was completing the first steep decent on gravel by candlelight. At the bottom I saw the inGamba van. As the race went on they were there again – whenever I needed to remove a jacket or need bottle. Unfortunately, I was not one of their supported riders. On finishing, I said I have to ride with these guys!
“Since then, inGamba has been life changing. The anticipation of an epic trip provides context and desire to my training. I’ve been able to ride the queen stage of the Giro, had a big push up Ventoux by Eros Poli himself and now I’m back here in Tuscany for L’Eroica. And unlike the last time, I know that whatever can be done will be done to keep us safe, comfortable and supported on one of the most epic rides imaginable.”
Len Adams, 57, is the MD of a software company. He lives in Toronto with his wife Debbie, to whom he’s happily married for 37 years. He gave up motorcycle racing when he realised that the road bike could scratch the same itch but actually be far more exciting.