Cycling lovers, this is for you: Italy welcomes back the Baby Giro in 2017
14 Nov

Cycling lovers, this is for you: Italy welcomes back the Baby Giro in 2017

If you love cycling, you surely won’t be missing one of the most fun and entertaining event of this worldwide famous sport: the Baby Giro, which will be held in Italy in 2017.

According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian Cycling Federation has decided to revive the popular, weeklong under-23 stage race next June: a yummy sport event if you’re planning to visit the Belpaese at the beginning of next summer. 

The last edition of the Baby Giro was held in 2012 and was won by the American athlete Joe Dombrowski.

According to the Italian Federation president, Renato di Rocco, the next edition “will be more than a race. It will be a celebration of junior racing”. 

After a four-year hiatus, what is considered to be one of the most interesting junior races will return to the international calendar in a handful of months from now. 

The event will be held from June 9 to 15, 2017 and will cross the Italian regions of Emilia Romagna, Marche and Abruzzo - all located in Central Italy, in a similar fashion to the Tirreno-Adriatico race. It will include seven stages and - of course - foreign teams will participate. Among them, there will be the US-based Axeon Hagens Berman squad.

Italian national coach Davide Cassani is already gearing up for the event: “A race like this could not continue to be absent from the calendar. We need to make sure it is an important reference point for many years to come, just as it has always been”. 

Since its first edition in 1970, the Baby Giro has been considered one of the most prestigious amateur stage races in Europe and included, during the years, future champions such as Marco Pantani, Francesco Moser and Dmitri Konyshev

Get ready for one of the most appealing cycling races in the world: book your fabulous holiday in Italy now!