Together with the Giro Rosa, 8 May also saw the Giro-E 2021 set off, as the only event in stages of world importance dedicated to electric cycling. Amongst the registered groups was that of Trenitalia, with a team composed of employees and led by Andrea Ferrigato, a former professional (1991–2005) with a track record of second place in the 1996 World Cup.
The team demonstrated its potential right from the get go, winning the inaugural stage. Departing from Turin to then return to the capital of Piedmont, cyclists in the race travelled 43.8 kilometres, passing through Revigliasco and Superga, one of the highest hills in Turin.
Organised by Rcs Sport with Trenitalia as the Official Green Carrier, this year’s Giro E marks its third edition and aims to have amateur sportspersons, former professionals, savour the experience of travelling along the streets of the Giro parallel to the race. In addition, those who win the points ranking receive the Ride Green Jersey, sponsored by Trenitalia and symbol of the FS Group’s commitment to sustainability and environmental protection.