Bernal, Sagan and Ganna to race first Giro d’Italia Criterium in Dubai

MILAN ITALY MAY 30 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Pink Leader Jersey celebrates at podium during the 104th Giro dItalia 2021 Stage 21 a 303km Individual Time Trial stage from Senago to Milano Trophy Trofeo Senza Fine Detail view ITT UCIworldtour girodiitalia Giro on May 30 2021 in Milan Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) hanging onto the 2021 Giro d'Italia trophy (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

A Giro d’Italia criterium will be run in Dubai on November 6, with the 30-lap short format race being headlined by this year's winner of the maglia rosa Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers).

The one-off event is being put on by the organisers of the three-week Italian Grand Tour, RCS Sports, in collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council and Expo 2020 Dubai. The race is being held as part of the 'Made in Italy' campaign at the World Expo and will be run on a 2.1 kilometre circuit in the shape of the Giro d’Italia’s ‘Amore Infinito’ infinity symbol.

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