2009 marks the 51st running of the Tour di Via Italia
(Tour of Italy Street) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. As the name indicates, the race is held in the neighbourhood of Windsor originally settled by the Italian immigrant population.
The racing action was spread out from noon to dusk, with different races for different skill, gender and age categories.
The race start / finish is on Erie St. and the course is a dead flat four-corner 1.8km criterium style race.
The photographer's alter ego runs a bicycle company called OCTTO
, which sponsors a top Ontario racing team entered in the race, run by the Jet Fuel Coffee Shop