Giro dell’Emilia 2020

The Giro dell’Emilia is in its 103rd edition: it usually closes the cycling season, but this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic which postponed the classic multiple stage bicycle race for a few months (Tour de France, Vuelta and Giro d’Italia), it took place on a sunny and hot day in August.
The race has kept its traditional course, with the start from Bologna and the end at the top of the climb of the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca, brutal climb which is repeated in the circuit 5 times.
It is considered one of the most classic and historical races of the calendar, in its roll of honor the names of great champions such as Coppi, Bartali, Merckx are written.
Since 2005 it has been part of the UCI Europe Tour circuit, class 1.HC.