The Giro-E 2021, the only stage event in the world reserved exclusively for electrically-assisted bikes, will start in Turin on 8 May and arrive in Milan on 30 May. The event takes place on the roads of the Giro d’Italia, running in parallel with the iconic Grand Tour and offers participants the Corsa Rosa experience: the sign-on at the start, the possibility to conquer of one of the six jerseys, the awards ceremony on the podium, hospitality at the end of each stage, and the extraordinary opportunity to ride alongside cycling legends, champions of other sports and leading figures of the cycling industry. The format, created by RCS Sport, organizer of the Giro d’Italia, reaches its third edition this year.
The 2021 edition doubles up on its title sponsors with the entry of ENIT-Agenzia Nazionale Turismo alongside Enel X. The Giro-E will have the same number of stages as the Giro d’Italia: 21, the last of which being a final ITT. A total of 1,540 kilometers will be covered, with an average of 73.3 kilometers per stage. The vertical elevation will be 25,500 meters (around half of that achieved by the professionals, who will reach 47,000 meters). Among the most awaited stages is Stage 14 (Maniago-Monte Zoncolan) with 2,700 meters of vertical elevation, and Stage 16 (Canazei-Cortina D’Ampezzo) with 2,200 meters of vertical elevation that includes Passo Giau and Pordoi, the Cima Coppi of the 2021 Giro. There will be six stages that reach more than 2,000 meters of vertical elevation: a true spectacle for grimpeurs.