The Giro-E, the only e-bike gran fondo stage race in the world reserved for pedal-assisted bikes, is coming back for a second team edition in 2020 alongside its professional pedal-powered brother – Giro d’Italia.
From Etna to Sestriere May 12-31 over 18 stages on the same route as the Giro d’Italia, e-cycling teams will enjoy a pro-experience: rider sign in at start, public fans cheering and lining the route, finishing just before pros each day, leader jerseys up for grabs and awards on the Corsa Rosa podium of champions.
A few changes are in store for the 2020 edition. The number of teams involved will grow (last year there were 10, each 5 cyclists plus captain), stage lengths will decrease to between 65 and 110km), 2 stages will be time trials and a new energy efficiency jersey will be introduced.
7 leader jerseys will be awarded daily and worn on the next stage by team captains as follows:
PURPLE – General Classification Leader
ORANGE – Consistency Finish Leader
RED – Sprint Finish Leader
WHITE – Youngest Leader based on sum of team’s age
GREEN – Leader of Energy Efficiency
BLUE – Oldest Leader based on sum of team’s age
BLUE AZURE – Leader of Special Stage
The gran fondo race starts in Caltanissetta, coinciding with the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, and concludes 1415km and 23,900 vertical meters later in Milan in front of the world famous Duomo on May 31 . Along the route riders (and e-motors) will charge up the iconic climbs of Colle dell’Agnello, Stelvio Pass and Cima Coppi.