Giro Promotes Solidarity Against Gender Violence

With one month until the start of the Giro d’Italia Women, organised for the first time by RCS Sport in partnership with the FCI – Italian Cycling Federation, the stage locations coloured their benches red and pink to support Scarpetta Rossa, the Charity Partner of the Corsa Rosa, as a sign of solidarity against gender violence. The 22 teams of 7 athletes each have also now been made official. The Giro departs on 7 July from Brescia with a time trial and will finish on 14 July, eight stages and almost 857 kilometres later, in L’Aquila. The route will involve no less than five regions of the Italian peninsula: Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Umbria and Abruzzo.

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Celebrating the one-month countdown was Scarpetta Rossa, Charity Partner of the event, a company founded in Milan in 2014 and active throughout the country thanks to a dense network of volunteers and collaborators ready to listen and welcome women in critical situations. The Association’s initiative was to colour the stage city benches red and pink, symbols of love and passion, to fight violence against women.

On the collar of the Maglia Rosa, against a red background, is the inscription ‘We believe in victory’. The word ‘victory’ represents a symbol of women’s strength and determination to win both in sport and in life.

GIRO D’ITALIA WOMEN, THE TEAMS (15 UCI Women’s WorldTeams + 7 UCI Women’s Continental Teams)

15 UCI Women’s WorldTeams

  • AG INSURANCE – SOUDAL TEAM
  • CANYON//SRAM RACING
  • CERATIZIT – WNT PRO CYCLING TEAM
  • FDJ-SUEZ
  • FENIX-DECEUNINCK
  • HUMAN POWERED HEALTH
  • LIDL – TREK
  • LIV-ALULA-JAYCO
  • MOVISTAR TEAM
  • ROLAND
  • TEAM DSM-FIRMENICH POSTNL
  • TEAM SD WORX – PROTIME
  • TEAM VISMA | LEASE A BIKE
  • UAE TEAM ADQ
  • UNO-X MOBILITY

Qualified by ranking

  • COFIDIS WOMEN TEAM
  • TASHKENT CITY WOMEN PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM

Wild Cards

  • BEPINK – BONGIOANNI
  • EF EDUCATION – CANNONDALE
  • ISOLMANT – PREMAC – VITTORIA
  • LABORAL KUTXA – FUNDACION EUSKADI
  • TOP GIRLS FASSA BORTOLO

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