How to apply: Become a fan on the Giro d'Italia facebook page and then post your photo directly on the Corsa Rosa Facebook wall Giro d'Italia Facebook page
*Update 11/23/11: The contest has amended their entry requirements, apparently you need to be a guy, age 20-35, and have a "cover model body." These new requirements have drastically cut the number of eligible applicants to the present squad of Assos models and Ivan Basso's cousins. So in the name of swaying votes, I would like you ALL to vote for Joe Praino.
Go to this page http://www.facebook.com/giroditalia and search for Joe's picture below (posted 11/23/11), and comment or "like" him. (even if the official voting has not started - we want his picture to stand out)
|Vote for Joe Praino - The Next Fighter|
|Joe hangs out with cool cyclists - vote for Joe!|
Leave your calendars open, if you are voted by online fans to be one of the top 3 Pink Fighter candidates, you will need to attend a photo shoot on December 12th (we can assume this will be in Italy).
THE Pink Fighter will be selected and announced on December 15th. (It is not clear how this final selection will be made, but I am guessing the control might return to RCS Sport).
*PedalDancer.com fan tip: They will likely receive hundreds of profile photos of cyclists on a bike - you might want to do something a bit different! Go big or go home - I would suggest dressing your entire family (and town) in pink, with you in the center of the photo, hoisted on their shoulders, with an imitation spiral trophy. This might just do the trick and get you into the top 10. Including children, small pets, and old bikes in the photo might also work well, or mentioning how your Grandfather raced in the Giro back in the day also tugs on the emotional voter. If you really want to win, you will need to prove that you are an old fan using modern means - you will need to be a genius in using multiple social media techniques yourself. Campaign yourself into the top 3! I'll vote for you.
|Ivan Basso - the art of being a Giro d'Italia winner|