Team Bahrain McLaren is proud to announce its participation in the Giro d’Italia Virtual, a seven-stage race starting on Saturday, April 18th and concluding on May 9th.
Two stages will be a raced each week on Saturday and Wednesday featuring a duo of riders from each team who can be changed for each stage to allow for each team to field the best line-up. The Maglia Rosa jersey will be awarded to the top finisher of each stage with overall winner based on a team classification format.
“It’s good to have that race feeling again.”
Sonny Colbrelli says “This a new format of racing, but it’s still racing, and it’s great that we have the opportunity to compete during these challenging times. I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on my Elite trainer, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that translates into race conditions against some of the other guys. It’s good to have that race feeling again”.
The streaming product of each stage will be recorded and after each stage, during a live show a selection of riders will be interviewed bringing to life the action and analysis as it all happened.
Giro organizers RCS Sport are also inviting retired stars and the general public to participate in completing the stages after each pro race.
“Current times mean we all need to adapt, and this type of racing is just one example”
“The Giro will always be a special race for our team, so we are proud to be part of this new format. Current times mean we all need to adapt, and this type of racing is just one example. We are also proud to be part of an initiative created by the RCS that supports the Italian Red Cross and its fight against COVID-19 in one of the hardest-hit countries” says Rod Ellingworth, Team Principal.
Participating men’s team:
Team Bahrain McLaren
Astana Pro Team
Italian National Team
Vini Zabù KTM
Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec
Bardiani CSF Faizanè
Giro d’Italia Virtual stages:
Stage 1 – Saturday, April 18
SAN SALVO > TORTORETO
32.1km – 480m vertical elevation
Stage 2 – Wednesday, April 22
CESENATICO > CESENATICO (NOVE COLLI)
32.7 km – 980m vertical elevation
Stage 3 – Saturday, April 25
UDINE > SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI
26.9 km – 550m vertical elevation
Stage 4 – Wednesday, April 29
BASSANO DEL GRAPPA > MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO
25.9km – 930m vertical elevation
Stage 5 – Saturday, May 2
PINZOLO > LAGHI DI CANCANO (Stelvio National Park)
30.0km – 710m vertical elevation
Stage 6 – Wednesday, May 6
ALBA > SESTRIERE
31.5 km – 1,180m vertical elevation
Stage 7 – Saturday, May 9
CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO > MILAN ITT
15.7km – 30m vertical elevation
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