Mathieu WARNIER: printed on Saturday 06 February 2021 at 17:40
The worldwide biking calendar shall be enriched in 2021 with two new occasions in Italy, beneath the impetus of the organizers of the International Week Coppi and Bartali but in addition of the Tour d’Emilie.
Teams in including racing days to their schedule can look to Italy. Indeed, GS Emilia, organizer of occasions reminiscent of the Coppi and Bartali International Week but in addition the Tour d’Emilie, has introduced the creation of two new occasions from 2021. On March 21, “Per Semper Alfredo” shall be organized in tribute to Alfredo Martini, former sporting director and coach of Italy throughout the golden age which noticed Francesco Moser, Giuseppe Saronni, Argentinian Moreno and Gianni Bugno win the rainbow jersey with Squadra Azzurra. Alfredo Martini died in 2014 and would have been 100 years previous in 2021, therefore the concept of a race in the type of a tribute. Placed by the UCI in class 1.1, ie the second stage of one-day races beneath the World Tour, this occasion shall be drawn round Florence.
A stage race seems throughout the final week of the Tour de France
This race will happen two days earlier than the begin of the International Coppi and Bartali Week, which is able to journey the roads of Emilia-Romagna, which hosted the 2021 World Championship in Imola. . The second occasion added to the calendar by GS Emilia shall be in levels between July 14th and 18th. Called the Italian Cycling Week, this race shall be categorized 2.1 by the UCI and can supply riders not lined up for the Tour de France to put together for the remainder of the season and in specific for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Indeed, as the dates announce, this race made up of 5 levels, the particulars of which stay restricted, will happen throughout the final week of the Grande Boucle. Two occasions that strengthen the Italian calendar, which already contains classics reminiscent of Milan-Sanremo or the Tour of Lombardy, but in addition the Giro, whose 2021 version shall be launched in Turin.