Lutsenko, Longo Borghini win Giro d’Italia stage


This 18 April 2020 video is about the first stage of the virtual Tour of Italy cycling race.

Alexey Alexandrovich Lutsenko from Kazakhstan today won the first stage of the online Giro d’Italia cycling race for men. Sixteen men participated.

Italian Elisa Longo Borghini won the women’s race. Eight women participated.

Both winners are fairly good at riding in mountains. This first stage was hilly.

The coronavirus crisis means the cyclists cannot compete on roads. So, they ride on home trainers at their homes, which are connected to computer screens showing animated virtual scenery.

This is also a way to raise money for the Red Cross to fight the coronavirus crisis in Italy.

The results were:

Men:

1. Alexey Loetsenko 44.41
2. Elia Viviani 48.21
3. Davide Martinelli 50.23
4. Fred Wright 51.45
5. Mirco Maestri 52.58
6. Grega Bole 52.59
7. Samuele Zoccarato 53.29
8. Mattia Frapporti 53.56
9. Paul Martens 54.25
10. Nicola Bagioli 54.28

Women:

1. Elisa Longo Borghini 1.01.02
2. Barbara Guarischi 1.04.46
3. Arianna Fidanza 1.05.34
4. Maria Giualia Confalonieri 1.08.47
5. Lizzie Deignan 1.09.02
6. Katia Ragusa 1.16.21
7. Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz 1.16.21
8. Liliana Moreno 1.16.21

Over the next three days, other professional male and female cyclists, and veterans and amateurs as well, will ride this first stage. Then, onward to the second stage.

7 thoughts on “Lutsenko, Longo Borghini win Giro d’Italia stage

  1. Wow, that’s some amazing cycling technology right there. Very interesting read as I’ve never heard about forms of virtual scenery, especially in the context of competition. Wow. Is this the future? Great post! By the way, please join my blog too if you find it interesting – let’s grow together!šŸ˜Š

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