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The 46th GIRO DELLE DOLOMITI officially presented in Bolzano
Exactly two months before the start, the 46th edition of the traditional cycling event was presented at the Sportler Bike Store in Bolzano. Numerous partners, supporters and the local press were present. Bettina Ravanelli, president of the organising committee, and her team presented the five spectacular Dolomite stages of the 2023 edition and the many new features. For example, the new brochure and the stunning 2023 poster as well as the new Q36.5 signed bike jerseys for participants and stage leaders. The Giro Guest, a package created together with the Bolzano tour operator ‘laifain’ for the increasing number of participants’ accompanying persons with an extensive supporting programme, will also be offered again in 2023. Special thanks go to all partners and the entire Giro delle Dolomiti team!
The new jersey of the Giro delle Dolomiti 2023… created by Q36.5 !
Every year, those who register for the Giro delle Dolomiti can enjoy a long list of services and a nice race package that includes, among other things, the event´s official trikot. This year this bike jersey, created exclusively by the company Q36.5, is blue with black zebra stripes and will go to all participants of this 46th edition. The white trikot, on the other hand, with the GdD logo in blue color, will go only to the leaders of each individual stage (men and women).
Even for the 2023 edition, The Giro delle Dolomiti has been confirmed “Green Event”
This label, recognized by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, has a great value for the event, which is celebrating the 46° edition. The Giro delle Dolomiti is a cycle-touristic event whose goal is promoting the Dolomites and its surrounding through sport, without forgetting how import is keeping preserving the fragile aspect of Dolomites. For this reason, the organizing committee “ASD Giro delle Dolomiti” have been involving even more deeply with local entrepreneurships. They give their contribution for the starting package and trophies, local food is served at the feeding point during stages, local bike hotels are partner of the event. Last but not least a recycling collection is done in order to raise awareness of participants and all the accompanies people.
During the 2022 edition, dishes, glasses and cutleries made of cellulose will be only used thanks to a new partnership with Greengate. Another great improvement for the event, which underline its green aspect. In order to receive the GreenEvent award, organisers must implement criteria from the subject areas of resources, waste, mobility, catering, energy, communication, noise and bonus (alcohol and accessibility
Giro delle Dolomiti 2023: A return to the roots
A very compact Giro delle Dolomiti will take place from 24 to 28 July 2023. All passionate amateur cyclists can not only already look forward to it but also register to take part. The 46th edition of the prestigious tour through the unique mountain scenery of Trentino-South Tyrol comprises 5 stages (no rest day) and has some absolute treats to offer with the circumnavigation of the Sella massif (Sellaronda), the Passo Stelvio and the Passo Fedaia (Marmolada). As usual, the field rides the greater part of the individual stages together and at a controlled speed. However, each section also includes a short mountain time trial, which is essential for determining the overall winner. “Every day we will set off from Fiera Bolzano, the logistical centre of the event, towards the South Tyrolean and Trentino mountains. This year’s stages are full of charm and offer participants the opportunity to admire unique landscapes while climbing the wonderful classic Dolomite passes and immortalise their experiences with beautiful photos. Many of these climbs have been locations for the Giro d’Italia in recent years,” Ravanelli added: “We hope that we can again welcome many participants. Our team is highly motivated and passionately engaged in ensuring that the 6th Giro delle Dolomiti will be an unforgettable experience for all cyclists who participate in our event in the last week of July.” An event in which the cyclists cover a whopping 503.5 kilometres and an altitude differential of 11,509 metres.
Free insurance coverage at the Giro 2023
ITAS Mutua is partner of the Giro delle Dolomiti to spread the culture of sport and safety, especially among the youngest. Thanks to the collaboration with ITAS Mutua, fun is guaranteed: all athletes will be able to take advantage of free insurance coverage offered by the ITAS Bolzano1 agency. It will also be possible to extend one’s insurance cover thanks to the new ITAS Active multi-risk policy, dedicated to those who want to practice sport in total safety. You can purchase this policy at the Bolzano Fair, the starting point of the Giro delle Dolomiti, or on the website in www.itasactive.it. It’s easy, fast and inexpensive: just a click is all it takes to protect yourself against all types of liability and accident. Remember, your race is already covered by insurance, Itas Active can be purchased separately as additional protection.
The Giro delle Dolomiti got the Patronage by Fondazione Dolomiti UNESCO.
The evaluation criteria have recognized that the Giro delle Dolomiti strongly involved the entire dolomites territory, which was assigned to World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2009. Not only does it runs up and down the Dolomites but it also contributes to the protection and promotion of a sustainable tourism in every single stages involved by Giro delle Dolomiti. The event is also recognized by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano as a Green Event: plastic products are barely used; local companies give their contributions for the starting package and trophies. Furthermore e-vehicles are engaged in order to diminish the Co2 production and any type of acoustic pollution is also avoided in order to preserve dolomites flora and fauna. Participants from all around the world are aware of Giro delle Dolomiti goals: through social media communications, newsletters and website they are engaged and can give their tips for improving any single aspect.
Giro delle Dolomiti 2022: Gschnitzer and Meyer take overall victory
The overall winners of the 45th Giro delle Dolomiti are Thomas Gschnitzer (Sterzing, ITA) and Janine Meyer (Cologne, GER). For the South Tyrolean local hero, a second place on Friday was enough to defend his top position in the classification against the Colombian Antonio Donado. Meyer, on the other hand, also won the fifth stage, which is why the 43-year-old remained unbeaten in this year’s Tour. The Giro delle Dolomiti will conclude on Saturday with a team crono in Trento, the results of which, however, will no longer be included in the individual classification. Link results 2022 (Ph.Credits_hkMedia)
Team crono closed the Giro delle Dolomiti on a high note
The 45th Giro delle Dolomiti concluded Saturday with the traditional team time trial. The teams competed along 8 of the 25 flat kilometers, with an elevation gain of 64 meters, of the stage between Trento and Aldeno. The Dolosprint team consisting of Thomas Gschnitzer, Antonio Donado, Raphael Tiziani, Eduard Rizzi and Michele Lisi won the test. The quintet completed the time trial in 9’05″91 with an average speed of 52.765 kilometers per hour. In second place was the Dgd Racing Team of the German cyclists Daniel Günzel, Thomas Polle, Heiko Möller, Lorenz Wirth and Michael Meyer, who reached the finish line with a time of 10’14″58. The best mixed team was “Team Gelato,” consisting of Thomas Dänzel, Moritz Weinert, Veronika Leupold, Andreas Wesner and Oleg Beliaev, who reached the finish line in 11’09″00 with the sixth fastest time overall and an average speed of just over 43 km/h. The only women’s team in the race, Team JJDC consisting of Doris Mertens, Julia Jedelhauser, Johanna van Hattum, Janine Meyer and Claudia Striekwold also finished just over 11 minutes (11’15″17) and posted the eighth fastest time of the race. The Lene Thun Foundation team, which competed in the Corporate category, reached the finish line in 11’48″57 with the 13th fastest time of the day. All results of individuals and teams > HERE
We are celebrating the 45th anniversary of our Giro delle Dolomiti!
You are kindly invited to participate in our celebrations of this iconic cycling event. We are happy to welcome you for a musical “Aperitivo lungo” on Wednesday July 27, at 6:30pm, on the premises of Messner Mountain Museum Firmian, in Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano. (via Castel Firmiano, 53). You will also have the opportunity to visit the famed Messner Mountain Museum. We are looking forward to welcome you at our event. Cost 15.-€ including drink, finger food, music by The Independend Band and the museum tour. Online booking > HERE
Credits: Foto Tappeiner / Ravanelli
Medals and plaques provided by LAAS MARBLE for all winners
Medals and marble plaques provided by Laas marble will be awarded this year to the overall winners and the winners of the Team Corporate classification. Since the Giro delle Dolomiti stops in Lasa (Vinschgau/Venosta) this year on the occasion of its 2nd stage, they thought it more than appropriate at Lasa Marble to present a very special prize to the best cyclists of the Giro delle Dolomiti. Whoever wins in Laas does not win a precious metal, but the most precious marble in the world, our internationally renowned Laas marble. For the trophies, we deliberately chose not to use pure white marble, because the laser engraving of the graphics by Luca Gransinigh is much more effective on our slightly grey clouded marble. Since sustainability is also held high at the Giro, the medals were cut from the drill cores for the test drilling in the quarry, i.e. from a material that is otherwise not recycled and which in this way finds a nice, sustainable use. Thanks a lot!
Special CORPORATE CATEGORY for teams of 4/5 athlets
At the 45th edition of the Giro delle Dolomiti we are pleased to invite you to the TEAM CRONO TRENTO which will take place on Saturday July, 30th, 2022. It will be open to teams (4 to 5 athletes), male, female or mixed. It´s the sixth stage of the Giro delle Dolomiti. With this format the renowned international cycling event intends to make itself known also in the local business context as a corporate tool to support team building and employment branding and with the aim of appreciating the wonderful territory in which we are located. Visibility of the company by media partners is also guaranteed during the event. Registration for stage number 6 by filling in the attached form (in > PRESS&DOCS) to specify the name of the company and the 4 or 5 athletes-employees. Then send the completed form to email@example.com after which you will be sent the discount code (10%) for the transfer of the required fee. Prizes for the fastest 3 teams !
SOUTH TYROL is featuring the unique beauty of the Dolomites
The Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is an eye-catching landscape steeped in legend and shaped by the contrast between Alpine-peak formations and Mediterranean wine country. South Tyrolean specialities like apples, wine and smoked ham are produced here. These especially high-quality products result from the mild climate, with over 300 days of sunshine per year, and from the farmers, with years of experience at their disposal. This is the most coveted place to live in all of Europe where, in addition to traditional ties, a sense of innovation and design is palpable. After all, the people of South Tyrol and their culture make the difference. It is the meeting place of the Italian, German and Ladin languages. It is a mixture of southern ease and rural sense of tradition. The influences of true South Tyrolean personalities and luminaries have combined to mould this province. Bolzano is the main town and starting point of the Giro delle Dolomiti.
Bolzano is located in the midst of vineyards, fruit trees and flowers. Its the perfect starting point when exploring the surrounding Dolomites. Moreover, it makes logistics very easy.
HOW TO REACH US
Bolzano is easily accessible by train, bus, car and by bike. Parking is available in the Bolzano Fair.
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