Cipollini, Chiappucci and Bugno to lead 'Legends' Giro d'Italia virtual stage

The Giro d'Italia on the Gargano Peninsula in 2017.
The Giro d'Italia on the Gargano Peninsula in 2017. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Gianni Bugno, Michele Bartoli and Mario Cipollini will be among the former professionals leading a ‘virtual’ Giro d’Italia stage on Sunday to raise money for the Italian Red Cross during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ‘Giro d’Italia Legends’ event is open to anyone with a smart trainer and a compatible Garmin Edge cycle computer, and it will see participants tackle the final 37.4km of stage 9 of the 2020 Giro to Vieste.

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