Meet Laurie & Mauro
The “Cal-Ital” team at the core of La Toscana is made up of California raised former pro Laurie and her Italian former racer husband Mauro. Based right in the centre of the historic walled city of Lucca La Toscana Nel Cuore is abike shop like no other, built on sharing an obsession with cycling and the incredible experience of riding in this iconic region.
La Toscana nel Cuore, meaning In the Heart of TuscanyI is a bike shop based in Lucca, the Tuscan Town where Laurie and Mauro met. While they can still be found tearing up the Tuscan landscape on a regular basis, they have formed a friendly community of cyclists that encompasses all who stop by in Lucca. It’s a bike shop that understands the importance of a properly maintained Campagnolo group set and is at home setting up the latest carbon road bike as well as discussing the historical accuracy of classic components for use in Eroica. Former high professional racers themselves, Laurie and Mauro are intimately involved in the thriving cycling scene in Lucca and currently World Tour riders are not uncommon to meet in the shop.