Giro d’Italia Awards: ‘The Oscars of the 2021 Corsa Rosa’

Giro d’Italia Awards: ‘The Oscars of the 2021 Corsa Rosa’

Two weeks after the finale of the Giro d’Italia’s 104th edition, RCS Sport launches the Giro d’Italia Awards to choose, together with all the fans, the best moments of the 2021 Corsa Rosa. 

Starting from 11.00 CEST tomorrow, 15 June, the Giro d’Italia community will be able to vote on the official Instagram channel of the Giro d’Italia, via stories. Over a 24 hour period, fans will be able to place their votes across 12 categories, with 4 nominees to choose from in each. Following this first vote, the two finalists in each category will be announced. From Wednesday 16 until 23 June, voting for finalist nominees will then take place. The winners will be revealed on 24 June in a celebration of the very best of the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place.


Best Protagonist Rider
Egan Bernal, Simon Yates, Damiano Caruso, Peter Sagan

Best Domestique
Daniel Martinez, Pello Bilbao, Daniel Oss, Mikel Nieve

Best Team
Ineos Grenadiers, Team Qhubeka Assos, Israel Start-Up Nation, Bahrain Victorious

Best Break
Alberto Bettiol, Daniel Martin, Taco van der Horn, Gino Mader

Best Summit Finish
Zoncolan, Sega di Ala, Alpe di Mera, Alpe Motta

Best Sprint
Novara (Tim Merlier), Termoli (Caleb Ewan), Foligno (Peter Sagan), Verona (Giacomo Nizzolo)

Best 2021 Revelation Rider
Victor Lafay, Attila Valter, Tobias Foss, Lorenzo Fortunato

Best Attack
Edoardo Affini (Stage 13), Egan Bernal (Stage 16), Simon Yates (Stage 19), Damiano Caruso (Stage 20)

Best Team Spirit
Damiano Caruso thanks Pello Bilbao on Stage 20, Daniel Martinez encourages Egan Bernal on the climb of Sega di Ala, Vincenzo Albanese stops at 3km from the finish to watch his teammate Fortunato win on the Zoncolan, Joao Almeida stops to wait for Remco Evenepoel in difficulty on the dirt road of the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Stage

Amore Infinito Prize
Vincenzo Nibali starts and finishes the entire Giro despite his wrist injury, Attila Walter loses and kisses the Maglia Rosa in Campo Felice, Alessandro De Marchi wears his first Maglia Rosa, Egan Bernal takes off his rain jacket to win in the Maglia Rosa in Cortina

The Most Spectacular Stage
The dirt road of Campo Felice, the gravel roads of the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Stage, the climb of Sega di Ala, the climb to Alpe Motta

Best Host City Dressing
Notaresco and the sky of pink umbrellas, Canazei and the big Trofeo Senza Fine, Milan and its “90 Anni Maglia Rosa” projections, Bagno di Romagna with its 103 front pages of the Gazzetta dello Sport display