The 2020 edition of the Giro della Sicilia, a sports cycle event conceived by the ASD GS Mediterraneo under the auspices of the Italian Cycling Federation (FCI), was officially presented at the Sala degli Specchi in Palazzo Ducezio, seat of the Municipality of Noto, and will take place from April 25th to May 1st, offering the opportunity to discover the natural beauties of the Val di Noto.
After the first two editions, held in the Madonie and Nebrodi area and the exceptional nature of the 2019 “queen stage” with arrival on Etna, in 2020 and 2021 the Giro della Sicilia, as per the statute, moves to another area of the Island, the Val di Noto precisely, to continue to discover other magical corners by combining sporting activity and culture.
The objective of the event, which year after year continues to grow in terms of consensus, is in fact to make known areas of naturalistic value of the island with the related agricultural and artisan productions and, at the same time, to ensure participants the competitive aspect which will be carried out in complete safety through uphill timed tests.
The opening of registrations for the 2020 edition, usable from 1 September 2019, has registered a number of participants, compared to the past few years, already fivefold, receiving a particular interest among athletes from Russia together with other European countries including Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Sweden.
In 2020, the Giro will maintain the same total mileage but will soften the slopes reaching a height of 7,700 m, in 5 stages plus an opening time trial prologue, so as to offer, at the end of each stage, a longer time to devote to tourist and relational fruition.
New in this edition, in fact, will be a detailed afternoon program of cultural activities, designed specifically for athletes and families who will accompany them.
Also this year, the event’s testimonial will be Giampaolo Caruso, a former professional and route creator.
The presentation to the press was attended, among others, by the Mayor of the Municipality of Noto Corrado Bonfanti, the Councilor for Sport Giusi Solerte, the testimonial Giampaolo Caruso, Giovanni Alborghetti, owner of Maglificio Rosti who made the official jersey for Edition 2020 , and the organizers of the Event Marco Lampasona, Giovanni Sabella and Guido Grasso, the president of the Italian Cycling Federation, Renato Di Rocco, unable to be present in Noto, sent a video message to thank the organizers “for the initiative that is very much heart to the Federation for the form and the system that we wanted to achieve “.
The Giro della Sicilia is patronized by the Sicilian Regional Assembly, the Sicilian Region, the Municipality of Noto and supported by various companies that represent Sicilian excellence.