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Giro-E Enel 2024 – Stage 14 Montichiari – Desenzano del Garda


At the Green Fun Village, at the start of the stage, the ANCI workshops continue at the Giro d'Italia: appointment in Tirano at 12 pm.

Desenzano del Garda, 18 May 2024 –While today the Giro professionals will first of all challenge themselves in a time trial, the electric cyclists of the Giro-E engage in a typical cycling divertissement: going from point A to point B by the longest route. Departure from Montichiari, arrival in Desenzano sul Garda, about forty kilometres, on the flat, through the places of the Risorgimento (from Solferino to San Martino della Battaglia) against the breathtaking scenery of Lake Garda. Montichiari, the starting city (since 1991), is among the largest municipalities in the province of Brescia. It boasts two sporting excellences: the only covered velodrome in Italy and the record of the first Italian automobile Grand Prix (1921). A city historically dedicated to trade, it has a weekly livestock and street market of centuries-old origins, with a characteristic historic centre that is worth a visit. Desenzano is no exception: the walk that leads to Porto Vecchio, the pier and the lighthouse is excellent, without forgetting the wide views over to the opposite shore of the lake. Also worth seeing is the castle area which dominates the town: from its terrace you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Garda.

Montichiari – Desenzano del Garda stage

40.4 kilometres with 150 metres altitude difference: the 14th stage of the Giro-E Enel 2024 is truly suitable for everyone. After a ten kilometre off-course stretch, the Giro-E joins the Giro d’Italia route for the next 30 kilometres. It should be noted that the individual time trial of the 1971 Giro d’Italia (successful arrival in Salò by Davide Boifava) started in Desenzano del Garda, an edition won by the Swede GöstaPettersson.

Among the cyclists at the start today, an exceptional participation for the Guardia di Finanza, represented by the Army Corps General and Chief of Staff, Leandro Cuzzocrea, and by the Brigadier General, Luigi Macchia; The Minister of Economy and Finance, Giancarlo Giorgetti, also cycled wearing the Fiamme Gialle jersey.

Cyclist of the day – Stefano Battistelli

A swimming legend, a giant of Italian sport. Today at the Giro-E Stefano Battistelli pedalled with the Fiamme Gialle team, the first man to win a medal at the Olympic Games in swimming, 16 years after Novella Calligaris: bronze in the 400 metres medley in Seoul 1988. Then, bronze again in Barcelona in 1992, in the 200 metre backstroke. To add to that tally, two silvers and two bronzes at the World Championships, two European golds and 71 medals at the Italian championships.

“The Giro-E experience was wonderful, I had never done it before. The preparation, the stage, the stands… really beautiful. A day as a cycling professional. There’s a world behind it that I didn’t know about, the whole environment, the mechanics, really very interesting. I like the bike, I use it when I can, I love being in contact with nature. Having always been in the water, I like being outdoors. Being here today with the Fiamme Gialle is a proud moment: I have competed with the Fiamme Gialle, today I am representing them at the Giro d’Italia in the year of the 250th anniversary of the Guardia di Finanza, so it is a double joy for me”.


City of Sport and Health, an opportunity for young people: the series of ANCI workshops at the Giro d’Italia arrives in Tirano.

Almost at the end of the second week of the Giro d’Italia, the ANCI workshops continue in the municipalities hosting the Giro-E stage starts.

This initiative takes place as part of the broader support and financing program for Italian municipalities under the National Youth Policy Fund, created through agreements with the Italian Department for youth policies and universal civil service of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

The event scheduled for Sunday 19 May at 12 pm in Tirano will focus on the sharing of reflections and proposals on the topic of sustainable mobility and possible developments in tourism in Valtellina and the promotion of sport, with particular reference to young people.

ANCI Lombardia has long involved municipal administrators and local associations in the issues of sustainable mobility, also in light of the upcoming Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics, and intends to enhance the positive ongoing experiences in the field of sport and tourism.

The general objective of the workshops is to improve the level of engagement of the young people in the valorisation of resources in the area as drivers of sustainable local development, through the common thread of sport and its values.

From Tirano, like in every stage, the ANCI team of local administrators and ambassadors of the area also set off on the Giro-E stage.

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