Maglia Rosa

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Collection of Maglie Rose in the Museo del Ciclismo Madonna del Ghisallo

Maglia Rosa (Italian for "pink jersey") is the name of the jersey for the leader of the overall ranking at the Giro d'Italia . It is donated by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport , the first organizer of the race, and given to the leader in the overall individual classification after each stage. The color of the paper on which the Gazzetta was printed has been pink since January 2, 1898 for promotional purposes. In 1931 the Maglia Rosa was introduced in the characteristic color of the Gazzetta. The first porter was Learco Guerra , who won the opening stage of the 19th Giro d'Italia from Milan to Mantua .

Eddy Merckx has spent the longest time at Maglia Rosa so far with a total of 77 days.

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Web links

Commons : Maglia Rosa  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Enrica Speroni: Come la Gazzetta si è trasformata . In: I nostri 90 anni , supplement to “Gazzetta dello Sport”, April 3, 1986. Quoted from this edit by Sentruper . The newspaper of the two leading cycling newspapers in France, Le Vélo , was green at the time, and that of L'Auto (the eventual organizer of the Tour de France ) was yellow.
  2. Santini presenta la Collezione Giro. E torna la maglia nera., May 8, 2015, accessed May 8, 2015 (Italian).