The Giro d’Italia trophy travels by train

From Porto Sant’Elpidio to Rimini. The Pop trains will be adorned with distinctive pink livery dedicated to the Giro d’Italia

Delivery will be to Sabrina De Filippis, Director of Trenitalia’s Regional Passenger Division

Ancona, 13 October 2020

From Porto Sant’Elpidio to Rimini aboard a Trenitalia (Gruppo FS Italiane) regional Pop train.

The Trofeo Senza Fine (translating to the “Never-ending Trophy”) that will be presented to the 2020 Giro d’Italia winner will travel tomorrow on a convoy adorned in pink in honour of the oldest and most prestigious Italian cycling race.

Transfer of the Trofeo is just one of Trenitalia’s initiatives for the Giro d’Italia, of which the transport company is this year’s Official Green Carrier.

At the starting point in Porto Sant’Elpidio, race organisers shall hand over the symbol of victory reserved for the winner to Sabrina De Filippis, Director of Trenitalia’s Regional Passenger Division.

The special train shall depart from Porto Sant’Elpidio and reach Rimini, being the end of the line for the 11th stage, after briefly stopping in Loreto and Ancona.

Adorned with the distinctive pink livery in honour of the Giro d’Italia, the two Pop trains have been travelling throughout the Marche region since the end of September as a demonstration of the close connection between the world of two-wheelers and transport by train, both being sustainable and environmentally friendly. This union confirms the attention paid to all things green by Trenitalia and the entire FS Italiane Group.

4 Trenitalia Pop trains are already travelling the tracks of the Marche region, to which 11 double-decker Rock trains and 8 new medium-capacity trains will be added by 2025.

To bicycle lovers – for whom the new trains have ample space reserved – Trenitalia has dedicated its latest travel book, Ciclovie, presenting 20 itineraries and relative bike paths within reach of the station. Each itinerary is accompanied by photographs, maps, routes, tourist information and a few curious facts. Nine of the 20 bike paths described in the guide touch the territories passed by the Giro d’Italia, from Sicily to Piedmont.

One such cycleway is in the Marche region, where bicycles can be transported free of charge aboard the regional trains. This evocative bike path sets out from Civitanova Marche before crossing the Abbadia Di Fiastra Nature Reserve and the enchanting Monti Sibillini National Park.