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2 April 2019

Giro E is back on the roads of the Corsa Rosa

After the successful first running in 2018, the Giro d’Italia event with e-bikes returns with many interesting new details. Four official jerseys will be awarded at the end of each stage. There will be many participating teams – already 10 so far – including one representing Milan-Cortina 2026 (candidates to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games) which will include Olympic medalists. The event’s title sponsor will be Enel X, while Toyota is the Official Car, and NamedSport is the Official Nutrition Sponsor.

This amateur E-Bike Giro Experience is specially for electric bike riders who, in teams – 10 are registered so far – will regularly race on parts of the 18 stages of the Giro d’Italia 2019, excluding the three time trials.

Ater last year’s test, this will be the first official edition of the Giro E powered by Enel X. There are some new features compared to the 2018 test edition. Firstly, the start cities will be in different locations to those of the Corsa Rosa, while the finish will be in the same cities as the Giro d’Italia to allow the teams to experience the thrill of crossing the same finish line as the pro riders.

During the three weeks of racing, the teams, each composed of six cyclists (of which five may be rotated at the end of each day) will try to follow each stage according to the rules established by the regulation. By allowing the teams a partial replacement of their members, the event offers the opportunity for a greater number of cycling enthusiasts to truly experience riding at the heart of the Giro d’Italia. Within each stage there will be special challenges, all tracked by a GPS system that will monitor each individual competitor.

The special challenges will include:

  • maintaining a certain average speed in a section with variable gradient
  • reaching a maximum speed within a predetermined section
  • final sprints in the finish areas

Each special challenge will assign penalties or bonuses that will improve or worsen the overall team’s average at the end of each stage.

10 TEAMS AT THE START

ENEL X, PINARELLO, MILAN CORTINA 2026, TOYOTA, COLNAGO, ENIT (team formed by journalists and foreign guests), DE ROSA, BIKE FOR DREAM, SEGAFREDO-CASTELLI, KILOCAL- SELLE SMP (all-female team).

THE FOUR OFFICIAL JERSEYS

At the end of each stage the best teams and riders will be awarded based on the rankings. The team leader, at the end of each stage, will be rewarded by one of the four official jerseys:

  • Maglia Viola (purple): Leader of the General Classification – The jersey of the first Team in the General Classification, worn by the Team Captain
  • Maglia Arancione (orange): Leader of the Regularity Classification – The jersey of the first Team in the Regularity Classification, worn by the Team Captain
  • Maglia Verde (green): Best Young Rider – The jersey of the youngest team in the General Classification, worn by the Team Captain
  • Maglia Rossa (red): Sprint Classification – The jersey that distinguishes the team leader in the Sprint Classification, worn by the Team Captain, awarded by the sponsor NamedSport.

Bike For Dream offers cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to participate and experience a unique cycling dream. To register as a participant or a team captain, visit their website: www.bikefordream.com

Official Website: http://giroe.it/

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