The agreement was sealed with the handing over of the official Maglia Ciclamino by Paolo Bellino, CEO and General Manager of RCS Sport to Luca Baraldi, Director of Segafredo Zanetti Grandi Eventi and CEO of Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna, in the presence of Virtus Segafredo Bologna club player Marco Belinelli.
The Maglia Ciclamino, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti, has enjoyed a rich history in the race. The establishment of a points ranking as a stand-alone classification first took place in 1958. Since 1967, the leader of this ranking has worn a distinctive jersey. In 1967, 1968 and 1969 this jersey was red (sponsored by Dreher), this then became the color cyclamen (sponsored by Termozeta) until 2009. From 2010 to 2016 the jersey returned to red, and from 2017, on the occasion of the 100th Giro, the Maglia Ciclamino returned with the official sponsor Segafredo Zanetti.
Tied at the top of the rankings for most overall victories in the points standings, are the two great rivals of the 70s and 80s: Francesco Moser and Giuseppe Saronni, with four Maglia Ciclamino each. Mario Cipollini, Roger de Vlaeminck and Johan van der Velde follow at 3.
The new Maglia Ciclamino is developed and designed by Castelli. Together with the fabric manufacturer Sitip, 100% recycled yarns were used to reduce the jersey’s environmental impact.