The first major climbing test of the 2018 Giro - the challenging Mt Etna stage. Image: Giro d'Italia
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‘Giro E’ Underway As E-Bikes Lead Each Stage Of The Giro d’Italia

It’s not only the top riders of the pro peloton covering the Italian component of the 2018 Giro d’Italia course, a non-competitive event is also underway – the Giro E with riders touring Italy aboard Pinarello Nytro e-road bikes.

Riders of the Giro E at the start line of Stage 5 of their e-road adventure along the 2018 Giro d’Italia course. Image: Supplied.

The Giro E will cover the remaining stages of the Giro d’Italia, five teams, each comprising two people, will ride in advance on the very same roads on which the pros will challenge themselves just a few hours later.

The event will start every day from the Giro d’Italia opening village to end on the finish line of each stage and will bring VIPs from sport and show business to the roads of the Corsa Rosa. 

Giro E riders make their way out of one of the start towns during the e-road bike ride around Italy. Image: Supplied.

You can follow the action via social media using the hashtag #Giro101

To read more about Pinarello’s first e-road offering click here http://www.bicyclingaustralia.com.au/bikes/pinarello-s-e-bike-launch-overshadowed-by-controversy

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