Giorgio Giugiaro, a veteran of a number of famous street races, is among the latest name to sign on as the new chief technical officer for the Giro d’Italia.
The 36-year-old Italian was appointed as the top technical officer on Friday, joining Stefano Pizzi, a former Giro winner, and Fabio Fellini, a runner-up in last year’s race.
Giugiario said he was “extremely happy” to be joining the race, which he said has become a “more professional” affair.
“It’s an exciting moment for the race and the Giretti squad,” Giugiero told the newspaper.
“I’m happy that it’s the first race for me, a new challenge for me and my team, and I’m excited about the work that we’ll do.”
Giovanni Giammarino, the G-Force founder and former boss of the Gino Rossi team, will be working with Giugiaros team in the new role.
“Giorgio is the kind of guy who is not afraid to go out of his way to help people,” Giammarao said.
“He’s a passionate cyclist who is very pragmatic.
He’s always thinking of the future, and he’s not afraid of being different.”