Giro d’Italia Virtual by Enel

Introducing the Giro d’Italia Virtual by Enel, the digital experience created in collaboration with Garmin Edge and Tacx. As we are waiting to experience the excitement of the Giro along the roads of Italy, the Giro d’Italia Virtual by Enel is a unique opportunity to be a part of a lively community of cycling enthusiasts, all sharing the same Amore Infinito – an endless love for the Giro d’Italia. An entire family from all over the world, coming together for a virtual ride along the route of 7 iconic stages of the 2020 Giro d’Italia. Just like a Pro, you too can challenge your friends for the Maglia Rosa.

BE PART OF THE EVENT

Get ready for a first-hand experience of a unique event: the first virtual Giro d’Italia! All you need is your bike, a Tacx smart trainer and a compatible Garmin Edge device. Then just hop into the saddle for a virtual challenge among amateur cyclists from across the world. Will you be the next Maglia Rosa? Find out more

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

Join us: it’s free and easy. To take part in the event, you will need the following equipment:

  • a compatible Garmin Edge cycling computer (such as the Edge 520, Edge 530, Edge 820, Edge 830 or Edge 1030) to host the stage route;
  • a new generation smart trainer, such as those offered by Tacx (click here to discover all available models), or any other brand of interactive smart trainers with similar features, provided they are compatible with Garmin Edge devices.

Subscribe to the Garmin Virtual Ride side by entering your data and creating your profile. During the registration process, you will be asked to connect your Garmin Connect account to share your performance data. Once you have created your account, you will be ready to ride the Giro d’Italia Virtual stages.
The stage tracks (.gpx files) will be available for download shortly before the start of the race on the Garmin Virtual Ride site  and must be installed on your Garmin Edge, previously “coupled” with the smart trainer.

RANKINGS

At the end of each stage, find out how you are ranking. The following jerseys are up for grabs:

  • Maglia Rosa: the jersey is awarded to the winner based on the stage classification at the end of each stage, and to the winner of the Giro based on the General Classification at the end of the Giro d’Italia Virtual. The jersey will be awarded to both male and female participants, based on two different rankings;
  • Maglia Bianca: the jersey is awarded to the UNDER 26 winner based on the stage classification at the end of each stage, and to the UNDER 26 winner of the Giro based on the General Classification at the end of the Giro d’Italia Virtual. The jersey will be awarded to both male and female participants, based on two different rankings;
  • Maglia Garmin: the jersey is awarded at the end of each stage at the rider hitting the highest speed during that stage. The jersey will also be awarded to the fastest rider of the Giro d’Italia Virtual based on the general classification at the end of the Giro d’Italia Virtual. The jersey will be awarded to both male and female participants, based on two different rankings.

Read the full regulation.

DONATE

Support the fundraising campaign in aid of the Italian Red Cross via the Rete del Dono online portal.
Donations from participants are open until May 10, and all proceeds will be donated to the Italian Red Cross, which has been working at the front line since the onset of the Covid-19 emergency, offering first responder aid, control and screening, medical, psychological, information and logistical support, amongst other vitally important activities in the fight against.

stage Data Apertura Data Chiusura Start > Finish Distance Km Details
10 Saturday, 18/04/2020 18/04 Tuesday, 21/04/2020 21/04 SAN SALVO > TORTORETO
From Controguerra
32.1 km
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The “virtual” stage merges onto the “actual” route at km 177, in CONTROGUERRA (where the intermediate sprint would be). Controguerra is renowned as a major wine and oil production centre. It was declared Città del Vino (City of Wine) in 1996, as the “Controguerra DOC” designation was established. In 2014, Controguerra was also declared Città dell’Olio (City of Oil). The profile is markedly hilly, with 2 challenging climbs in Tortoreto Alta. KOM points will be awarded upon the second one, in the upper town. The route then runs downhill, passing the Fortellezza panoramic viewpoint.

Final kilometres – TORTORETO – Finish on Lungomare Sirena
After leaving Tortoreto Alta, the route descends into Tortoreto Lido, first heading north towards Alba Adriatica, and then heading south, to reach the finish along Lungomare Sirena.

12 Wednesday, 22/04/2020 22/04 Friday, 24/04/2020 24/04 CESENATICO > CESENATICO (9 COLLI)
From Linaro a Sogliano to Rubicone
32.7 km
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The “virtual” stage merges onto the “actual” route around km 70, in LINARO (a subdivision of Mercato Saraceno), along the itinerary of the famous Nove Colli Gran Fondo, which has been running since 1971 and is probably one of the cycling events with the highest attendance. The original route takes in nine different climbs (hence its name), whereas the “virtual” one only takes in two: CIOLA and BARBOTTO, awarding KOM points. CIOLA would have counted as categorised climb also in the real stage. The BARBOTTO climb is a hallmark of the Nove Colli, and one of Marco Pantani’s favoured training spots.

The “virtual” stage homes in Sogliano al Rubicone, in the traditional landscape of the Apennines of Romagna.

16 Saturday, 25/04/2020 25/04 Tuesday, 28/04/2020 28/04 UDINE > SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI
(1 lap of the final circuit)
26.9 km
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The “virtual” stage merges onto the “actual” route in SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI, on the finish line of the stage circuit that was supposed to be covered twice. The circuit is taken anti-clockwise, heading first towards the castle of Susans, climbing along the eastern side of Monte di Ragogna, and then dropping towards the finish in San Daniele. The climb leading to the castle of Susans is short but steep. The castle, towering over the town, awaits the riders at the end of a straight, sharp ascent. KOM points will be up for grabs on the top of MONTE di RAGOGNA, which would have been cleared three times in the actual stage. The eastern side, coming from Muris, is the steepest one.

The “virtual” stage homes in SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI, the main centre of an area known as Friuli Collinare, rising on the top of a hill.

17 Wednesday, 29/04/2020 29/04 Friday, 1/05/2020 1/05 BASSANO DEL GRAPPA > MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO
From Villa Rendena
25.9 km
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The “virtual” stage merges onto the “actual” route in VILLA RENDENA, located at the southern edge of the valley of the same name.
In the past, the economy of Villa Rendena was tied to traditional crafts: the town was renowned for wooden clogs, as well as for crochet and lace (with a dedicated school founded by Empress Maria Theresa). Nowadays, agriculture and stock rearing are among the mainstays of local economy, as demonstrated by the large numbers of mountain huts scattered throughout the valley.
Approximately 7 km before the finish, as the climb cuts across the village of Sant’Antonio Mavignola, the scenery opens up to the Brenta Dolomites on the right, and to the Adamello and Presanella massifs on the left.
MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO will count as categorised climb and summit finish for both the actual and the “virtual” stage.

18 Saturday, 2/05/2020 2/05 Tuesday, 5/05/2020 5/05 PINZOLO > LAGHI DI CANCANO (Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio)
From Bocca del Braulio
30 km
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The “virtual” stage merges onto the “actual” route along the Stelvio descent (on the western side, towards Bormio, after the crossroads leading to S. Maria in Mustair) in the site known as BOCCA DEL BRAULIO (I Rotteri).
The route is now in the Valle del Braulio, a secondary valley of Valtellina. “Braulio” is the name of a famous amaro, a herbal liqueur that was created in the early 19th century by Francesco Peloni, a pharmacist and a keen botanist from Bormio devoted to studying the health benefits of local herbs.
KOM points will be up for grabs at the summit of the TORRI DI FRAELE climb (a first-ever pass for the Corsa Rosa), with 21 hairpins winding their way across a stunning landscape. The climb is also referred to as «Passo delle Scale», after the system which connected the two towers as part of the fortifications built to protect the pass, which formerly served as a major commercial and military transit point between Valtellina and Switzerland (the region known as Engadin, in the canton of Graubünden), and – further afield – the ancient Alemannia.
Shortly after the KOM summit, the stage reaches the finish (a first-ever event) by the LAGHI DI CANCANO, two large artificial lakes (namely lake San Giacomo, also referred to as Cancano 1, adjacent to lake Cancano 2) fed by the nearby Adda River. Their respective dams (created between the 1930s and the 1950s), serve the hydroelectric power station in Premadio, still in the territory of Valdidentro.

20 Wednesday, 6/05/2020 6/05 Friday, 8/05/2020 8/05 ALBA > SESTRIERE
From Briançon
31.5 km
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The “virtual” stage merges onto the “actual” route in BRIANÇON, a major town with a considerable strategic significance in the past. Its fortifications (designed by the military engineer Vauban) have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Property since 2008.
KOM points will be up for grabs in MONTGENÈVRE.
SESTRIERE (the last ascent of the 2020 Giro d’Italia) has been a frequent host of both the Giro d’Italia (7 times a stage finish) and the Tour de France.

21 Saturday, 9/05/2020 9/05 Sunday, 10/05/2020 10/05 CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO > MILANO
ITT TISSOT
15.7 km
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The “virtual” stage follows entirely the “actual” route. The flag is dropped in CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO, which is part of the Metropolitan City of MILAN. Split time is taken approximately at km 10, some 5 km before the finish line of the 2020 Giro.

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