An edition full of partners and collaborations
This edition of Women’s Giro Donne will be full of prestigious commercial and institutional collaborations. For the third consecutive year, the race is organized by Starlight ASD, in partnership with Federciclsmo (FCI) and UCI.
From 30 June to 9 July 24 formations, including 14 belonging to the World Tour category, will battle each other during 9 stages on the roads of a fascinating route through Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Liguria and Sardinia for a total of approximately 930 km with the goal of winning one of the coveted category jerseys.
These jerseys, standing out for their high quality and great design, are once again made by Gobik, a Spanish company specializing in cycling clothing and accessories, who confirms its technical partnership with Giro Donne.
The pink jersey, the most prestigious in the entire competition, is to be awarded to the leader of the overall ranking. This year, the jersey is associated with the Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) which intends to make best use of Giro Donne’s great media potential for the promotion of the Italian women’s cycling scene.
The Pink jersey has been won in the last three editions by two formidable Dutch athletes:
- 2020 Anna van der Breggen
- 2021 Anna van der Breggen
- 2022 Annemiek van Vleuten
The Cyclamen Jersey, assigned to the leader of the general point-based ranking, this year will be in association with Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian State Railways), a brand increasingly oriented to a positioning based on sustainability and smart mobility.
This jersey was also recently dominated by Northern sprinters during a three-year period, who conquered this special ranking based on both stage placements and intermediate sprints:
- 2020 Marianne Vos
- 2021 Anna Van der Breggen
- 2022 Annemiek van Vleuten
- Awarded to the best climber, the Green Jersey is the prerogative of the leader in the Mountain Grand Prix ranking, this year sponsored by Scaligera Arredamenti, a young and dynamic company from Veneto operating in the office furniture sector.
An all-foreign hall of fame in the last three editions for this jersey as well:
- 2020 Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
- 2021 Lucinda Brand
- 2022 Kristen Faulkner
To the best under-23 athlete in the time-based ranking goes the White Jersey, this year bearing the brand of Wurth, an iconic partner of cycling and a company focusing on the sale of products for fastening and assembling technology.
Here are the young women who have won the Jersey in the last three editions:
- 2020 Mikayla Harvey
- 2021 Niamh Fisher-Black
- 2022 Niamh Fisher-Black
Finally, the Blue Jersey is reserved for the best Italian athlete in the time-based ranking, associated again this year with Il Messaggero, a historic Rome-based national newspaper.
The azure winners of the last three years were:
- 2020 Elisa Longo Borghini
- 2021 Marta Cavalli
- 2022 Marta Cavalli
Alongside the main jersey sponsors, other prestigious Italian and international brands have chosen to support Giro Donne 2023, such as: MANIVA (Official Water), ASTORIA (Official Sparkling Wine), MOBY LINES & TIRRENIA (Official Ferry), TOYOTA (Official Special Car), ISTITUTO CREDITO SPORTIVO-ICS (Official Sport Credit Partner), CREDIT AGRICOLE (Official Stage Partner | Emilia Romagna).
Last but not least, the organization of Giro Donne is grateful for the remarkable contribution of the Regions and Public Administrations supporting the race, including REGIONE TOSCANA, REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA, REGIONE PIEMONTE, REGIONE LIGURIA E REGIONE AUTONOMA SARDEGNA, where the caravan returns again this year for the Grand Finale in Olbia, after the departure from Cagliari in 2022.
Giro Donne’s competition is part of the prestigious UCI Women’s Tour, the highest level of professional cycling in the world, where this Italian stage race appears alongside Tour de France and Women’s Vuelta.