The Giro d’Italia is a race known for epic mountain battles on climbs like the Passo di Gavia and the Passo di Stelvio. To celebrate this iconic race and its always exciting fight for the Maglia Rosa, Castelli and Strava are challenging you to ride the combined distance of stages 10, 14, 15, 19 and 20 from this year’s race. These five stages, all major summit finishes, are where the eventual winner will undoubtably prove they have what it takes to bring home the Maglia Rosa.
Riders that successfully complete the Challenge will have the chance to take home an exclusive jersey produced by Castelli and only available for purchase by Challenge finishers. To join the challenge, visit Strava’s website for details.
In addition to the Strava challenge, Castelli will also be hosting a photo contest on Instagram through the duration of the Giro. Show off your favorite rides, a favorite view, or where you will watch the Giro. Post and Tag your photos to have a chance to win.
Five winners will receive a Castelli Climbers Jersey, and five more will receive Castelli Socks.
How to enter:
Make sure you are following @CastelliCycling then use the hashtag #BattagliainMontagna so we can see your photos. Enter as often and as many times as you like. Winners will be chosen by number of likes, great comments and maybe by a Podium Girl in Italy. Mostly it will be what we like and what our followers like. So get to it!
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