Ciccone set to move into Grand Tour leadership role in 2021

CAMIGLIATELLO SILANO ITALY OCTOBER 07 Giulio Ciccone of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo Gianluca Brambilla of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 5 a 225km stage from Mileto to Camigliatello Silano 1275m girodiitalia Giro on October 07 2020 in Camigliatello Silano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Giulio Ciccone at the 2020 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Trek-Segafredo manager Luca Guercilena has said that climber Giulio Ciccone will get the chance to be a Grand Tour leader for the first time in 2021.

The Italian has raced five editions of the Giro d'Italia, winning stages at Sestola and Ponte di Legno along the way, as well as taking home the blue mountains jersey in 2019. That season, he also made his Tour de France debut, finishing second on the summit finish at La Planche des Belles Filles and wearing the yellow jersey for two days.

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