Saturday 6 November a spectacular circuit within the Expo with the protagonists of the season. The event is organized by Rcs Sport with the support of MadeinItaly.gov.it, Dubai Sports Council and Expo 2020 Dubai
Get ready, the show is about to begin. On Saturday 6 November, as part of Expo Dubai, there will be a spectacular circuit with the stars of the great world cycling. From Egan Bernal, pink jersey of the 2021 Giro, to Pippo Ganna, ruler of the Olympics and World Championships, to Elia Viviani, track champion, Peter Sagan, cyclamen jersey of the Giro, and Geoffrey Bouchard, blue mountain jersey. Organizes Rcs Sport with the support of MadeinItaly.gov.it, Dubai Sports Council and Expo 2020 Dubai.
Protagonists The format includes a circuit of 2100 meters, which has the shape of Infinity, the symbol of the Giro d’Italia. It is designed in Dubai, partly inside the Expo: the meeting and the transfer section will be around the Italian Pavilion, ambassador of Made in Italy. At the start there will also be Simone Consonni (Olympic and track champion), Lorenzo Fortunato (first in the Zoncolan stage at the Giro), the Swiss Marc Hirschi, Vincenzo Albanese, Enrico Battaglin, Filippo Zana, Filippo Fiorelli, Francesco Gavazzi, Mattia Viel, Mattia Bais, Leonardo Marchiori, Davide Orrico.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council, says: “It is a great pleasure for me to announce another very high profile cycling event on the Dubai sports calendar. The Criterium del Giro has a very interesting format. We are happy to work alongside our partner RCS to bring this event to our fans and promote the benefits of cycling as a sport and as a recreational activity. Cycling has grown rapidly in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates since the first edition of the Dubai Tour in 2014 and now with the UAE Tour, and I am convinced that events like this will give a further boost to the popularity of the sport ”.
Aref Hamad Al Awani, secretary general of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, praised the organization of the Giro Criterium “which confirms the UAE’s foresight in sport and the organization of events that encourage and promote a modern lifestyle full of happiness. and positive energy “.
Paolo Glisenti, commissioner for the presence of Italy at Expo Dubai, explains that “the Giro d’Italia is the authentic expression of the meaning we want to give to Expo: connecting peoples, minds and nations. The Giro combines the beauty of our nation, its landscapes, its cities and villages with cycling, as a tendency to explore, travel and discover new territories ”. Paolo Bellino, managing director and general manager of RCS Sport, adds: “For the first time we managed, together with our partners from the Dubai Sports Council, the organization of the first Criterium of the Giro within Expo Dubai. This is a way of exporting Made in Italy to the world with the support of the Italian government. I’m sure it will be a great show ”. And Carlo Ferro, president of the Ice Agency (for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies) of the Ministry of Economic Development, underlines how “the Giro is not only an icon of the beauty of the Italian territory, but also of excellence of the technological districts that are located along the route of the pink race. And then the Italian bicycle industry is among the main in Europe for innovation and technology of materials: this is why we want to promote the Giro d’Italia in the world ”.
October 27, 2021 (change October 27, 2021 | 20:19)
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Criterium of the Giro d’Italia at Expo Dubai: Ganna, Bernal, Viviani and Sagan