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A new Giro generation


This Giro d’Italia was all about the young riders – new talents who have quickly become protagonists.

The triumph of Tao Geoghegan Hart (25) at this year’s Giro, finishing in front of Jai Hindley (24), marked an important generational change, the first signs of which had already been seen over the last year and a half of competition in the international cycling calendar.


Scrolling through the Corsa Rosa’s roll of honor, one needs to go back to 2008 to find a final podium on which the first two riders are both under 26 years old. In that edition it was a 25-year-old Alberto Contador who climbed the top step. We have seen three under-25s in the top 5 of the general classification this year, thanks in no small part to João Almeida, who spent 15 days in the Maglia Rosa and finished fourth at just 22 years old.


The 103rd Giro d’Italia opened in Monreale with an inaugural individual time trial that saw the 24-year-old Filippo Ganna, world champion against the clock, record the fastest time at the finish line in Palermo and wear the race’s first Maglia Rosa. The rider from Verbania shone again on Stage 5, soloing to victory in Camigliatello Silano and went on to win both remaining ITTs (Stages 14 and 21).


During the first uphill finish at Etna (Stage 3), it was the Portuguese rider João Almeida who took the Maglia Rosa off Ganna’s shoulders. He then held onto it until Stage 18, finally forfeiting the lead on Laghi di Cancano’s uphill finish.


Youth further triumphed over experience thanks to the successes of Jhonatan Narváez (23) in Cesenatico on Stage 12 and Ben O’Connor (24), in San Daniele Del Friuli on Stage 17.


Grandi numeri per la nuova APP, il nuovo sito i social media del Giro

The Giro d’Italia’s new website and new app are both showing great numbers, reflecting growing interest.


The website ( exceeds 119 million pages views; 50% more than in 2019. Unique users are also growing, with more than 7 million between the site and app.


On social platforms, the number of followers has exceeded 3 million, reflecting the constant growth of the Giro d’Italia fan base.

An increasingly eco-sustainable Giro

The Giro d’Italia also wanted to demonstrate its continual commitment to eco-sustainability through the choice of vehicles that accompanied the riders for the 3360.90km of the Corsa Rosa.


Its fleet comprised 43 Toyota cars, 37 RAV4 and 6 Corolla Touring Sports, all equipped with the latest evolution of Toyota’s Full Hybrid Electric technology, capable of combining performance with high energy efficiency and extremely low climate-altering and polluting emissions. Toyota’s leading technology was showcased with its hydrogen sedan, the Mirai (an electric-powered car, where electricity is generated on board using hydrogen, and whose only emission is water), the protagonist of the three ITTs.


Along with the grand finale in Milan, the Ride Green 2020 project also came to an end: thanks to partners Eurosintex, Greentire, Corepla and Ricrea, a total of 45.254kg of waste was collected during the Giro, 89% of which was sent for recycling through the supply chain consortium and recycling platforms of the territories involved, thus making a contribution to the circular economy and avoiding emissions.

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