Alé renews its partnership with Giro d'Italia Under 23 and will provide the leaders’ jersey of the 2021 event with its unmistakable, innovative design. The sixth stage of the event will start in front of the company's buildings in Bonferraro di Sorgà (VR).
Bonferraro di Sorgà (VR) April 21st 2020 - Giro d'Italia Under 23 returns in June after an edition postponed to the end of August due to the pandemic and Alé, also this year, will be the partner of the jerseys of the classification leaders.
The partnership with the most challenging and prestigious stage race in the world dedicated to young cyclists is now a must for the Veronese brand, which has always supported youth cycling. The Giro d'Italia Under 23, organised by Nuova Ciclistica Placci 2013, headed by Marco Selleri, presented the 2021 edition today, during an online event. The 10-stage race will cross five Italian regions, starting in Cesenatico (Forlì Cesena) on 3 June and ending in Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso) on 12 June 2021. 176 athletes from 35 teams will be at the start, including 17 foreign formations and 18 Italian teams, for a total of 14 countries.
Alé designed six jerseys for the Giro Under 23:
Pink Jersey (ENEL): General Classification Leader
Red Jersey (Work Service Group): Leader of the points classification
Green Jersey (Capitelli): Leader of the King of the Mountains classification
Blue Jersey (GLS): Leader of the Intergiro classification
White Jersey (Chiesi for AIDO): Leader of the youth ranking
Combined Jersey (ENIT): Leader of the ranking that takes into account the general classification, points and the KoM.
The jerseys made available for the Giro Under 23 are hi-tech garments that are part of the PR-S collection by Alé, designed for professional teams. This collection represents the pinnacle of textile research and engineering available today. Special attention has been paid to the Racing Fit. Alé has carried out in-depth studies on the aggressive position adopted by cyclists during the race: the result is a garment that aims to improve speed without sacrificing comfort. Thanks to the application of the "Body Mapping" technology, where the strategic positioning of the fabrics in the various areas of the body is chosen according to the need for ventilation, breathability and protection, the cuts of the jerseys are reduced to a minimum and the flat seams wrap the body with a perfect and aerodynamic fit.
As in 2020, stage no. 6 of the Giro Under 23, on 8 June 2021, will start from Bonferraro di Sorgà (Verona) and the Giro Giovani will start right from the square in front of the company. The route, which will see its highest point on the splendid Monte Selvino will then end in San Pellegrino Terme.
To support the partnership with the Giro d'Italia Under 23, Alé has also developed specific activations, addressed both to the Under 23 riders and to the amateurs attending the Giro. The company will follow each stage with its vehicles and the many fans will have the opportunity to see the brand's innovative clothing collections up close.
Alessia Piccolo, CEO of A.P.G. S.r.l commented: "The Giro Under 23 is a wonderful event, which becomes more and more important and prestigious year after year. For us it has become an essential partner and we are proud that these young riders, the future of the cycling sport, are wearing our jerseys. In the 6th stage I will proudly welcome them in our company!