As from the year 1960 thanks to the introduction of refrigerated lorries everything was easier and less frantic: the fish could remain in the refrigerator of the lorry for many hours.
Thus one lost that magic moment of sacrifice and many hours of driving in order to bring excellent fish to the Senese and Florentine tables which in those days was difficult to taste
in the city.
Due to the memory of those times the Alcide Group (which had become the leader in
distribution of fish products to the restaurants) created an event which could add glory to
this “enterprise” of Beppe and Sandro “The Alcide Race”, the undertaking that created social and economic moments in our territory in the years 40 and 50’s,
which is reported in those years … when in the little villages that it passed through and the people heard their coming from afar shouted…..” the Ancillotti are coming!!!!
its quarter past 9″… so they set their watches and prepared to choose their fish.