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Giro d’Italia 2023: in Dublin the first appointment with embassies around the world

15/05/2023

Nine years after the Grande Partenza in Belfast, the Trofeo Senza Fine returned to Ireland where the Corsa Rosa took part of Irish Bike Week 2023 with the Giro d’Italia Ride Green event. This is the first of the initiatives that will take place in the months to follow in which the Giro d’Italia and its iconic symbols, such as the Maglia Rosa and the Trofeo Senza Fine, will be taken on tour to embassies around the world thanks to the collaboration with Agenzia ICE under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Le dichiarazioni di Ruggero Corras e Paolo Bellino

Yesterday’s event in Dublin, which was open to all and focused on sustainability, green mobility and the production of bicycles and e-bikes, also saw over 1,000 amateur cyclists pedalling along an 8 km route starting from the western point of Phoenix Park and ending at the grounds of Lucan House, official Residence of the Ambassador of Italy to Ireland.

Among the protagonists of the ride was also former World Champion Maurizio Fondriest who, like all the other participants, was able to stop at the stands located after the finish line where it was possible to taste Italian food and drinks as well as pedal on the Giro d’Italia Virtual routes, created in collaboration with BKOOL, riding Technogym bicycles. In addition, in the area of the stands, an exhibition of objects related to the Corsa Rosa was set up with a display of bicycles of historical Made in Italy brands such as Colnago.

Colnago Gioiello, the official bike of the 106th Giro d’Italia, is the highest expression of Italian know-how, created to tell the world about the quality of the work of master craftsmen, their creative flair and their taste for the ‘beautiful and well-made’ that make Made in Italy one of the most recognised brands in the world.

Ruggero Corrias, Ambassador of Italy to Ireland: “Thanks to the initiative of Minister Tajani, Dublin is hosting the first international event to promote the Giro d’Italia 2023 in the world. We are proud to present the excellence of the Italian cycling industry to the more than 1,000 Irish participants who have joined the initiative. I would like to thank the Farnesina, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Trade Agency, the Italian-Irish Chamber of Commerce, Cycling Ireland and the Giro d’Italia for the important and concrete systemic effort.”

Paolo Bellino, Managing Director at Rcs Sport: “The Giro d’Italia is one of Italy’s great excellences and the path started yesterday in Dublin thanks to the collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ice Agency represents the shared commitment to go beyond national borders and export icons such as the Maglia Rosa and the Trofeo Senza Fine all over the world. The aim is in fact to promote Italian excellence globally through the Corsa Rosa, which for over a hundred years has been telling the story of our country and its beauty with international television distribution in all 5 continents.”

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