The Giro d’Italia is one of professional cycling’s three Grand Tour races, alongside the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. The Giro d’Italia is an annual multiple-stage professional cycling race that takes place primarily in Italy in late May and early June in the lead-in to the Tour de France.
The Giro d’Italia was first raced in 1909 and was established by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, and has since been staged on 99 occasions. It is raced across 23 days with 21 stages interspersed with two rest days, and concludes in the northern Italian city of Milan.
Three riders – Alfredo Binda, Fausto Coppi and Eddie Merckx – have tasted success at the Giro d’Italia on a record five occasions. Other notable winners of Italy’s most prestigious cycling race include Miguel Indurain, Marco Pantani and Alberto Contador.
In 2017, the 100th edition of the race, riders will face six sprint stages, eight medium and five highly testing mountains stages as well as two individual time trials. The famous Monza racetrack leading to the Milan Cathedral will be the final stage of the milestone iteration of the tour.
|1||May 5, 2017||Alghero – Olbia||203km||Flat stage|
|2||May 6, 2017||Olbia – Tortoli||208km||Hill Stage|
|3||May 7, 2017||Tortoli – Cagliari||148km||Flat stage|
|May 8, 2017||Rest day|
|4||May 9, 2017||Cefalu – Etna||180km||Mountain stage|
|5||May 10, 2017||Pedara – Messina||157km||Hills, flat finish|
|6||May 11, 2017||Reggio Calabria – Terme Luigiane||207km||Finish uphill|
|7||May 12, 2017||Castrovillari – Alberobello||220km||Flat stage|
|8||May 13, 2017||Molfeta – Peschici||189km||Hills, flat start|
|9||May 14, 2017||Montenero di Bisaccia – Blockhaus||139km||Mountain finish|
|May 15, 2017||Rest day|
|10||May 16, 2017||Foligno – Montefalco||39km||Individual time trial|
|11||May 17, 2017||Firenze (Ponte e Ema) – Bagno di Romagna||161km||Hills|
|12||May 18, 2017||Folri – Reggio Emilia||237km||Hills, flat finish|
|13||May 19. 2017||Reggio Emilia – Tortona||162km||Flat stage|
|14||May 20, 2017||Castellania – Oropa||131km||Mountain finish|
|15||May 21, 2017||Valdengo – Bergamo||199km||Hills, flat start|
|May 22, 2017||Rest day|
|16||May 23, 2017||Rovetta – Bormio||227km||Mountains|
|17||May 24, 2017||Tirano – Canazei||219km||Mountains|
|18||May 25, 2017||Moena – Ortisei/St. Ulrich||137km||Mountains|
|19||May 26, 2017||San Candido/Innichen – Pancavallo||191km||Mountains|
|20||May 27, 2017||Pordenone – Asiago||190km||Mountains|
|21||May 28. 2017||Monza – Milan||28km||Individual time trial|
Giro d'Italia Articles
by kazblah, 3 Jun 2016
It was a week for throwing away certain victories, Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk most of all.
by Alistair Nitz, 31 May 2016
The Giro has just concluded, with Vincenzo Nibali securing victory. Here is what we learned across three exciting weeks of racing.
by Sean Lee, 30 May 2016
It was fitting that Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) finished first and second on general classification at the 2016 Giro d’Italia.
by Reuters, 30 May 2016
Vincenzo Nibali cemented his reputation as one of the great grand tour riders when he claimed his second Giro d’Italia title in vintage fashion on Sunday.
by Brendon Vella, 29 May 2016
Vincenzo Nibali has all but secured the Pink Jersey, what can the sprinters do on the final day? Find out as The Roar brings you live coverage of the 163 kilometre journey into Torino from 10:30pm (AEST).
by Brendon Vella, 29 May 2016
After an incredible final few days in the mountains, the general classification riders places are locked in, now it is time for sprinters to finish of what has been a fabulous race.
by Scott Pryde, 29 May 2016
The 2016 Giro d’Italia’s penultimate stage has been taken by Rein Taaramae (Katusha) after the breakaway managed to stay clear, but back in the peloton it was Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) who rode away from everyone to take the pink jersey.
by Scott Pryde, 28 May 2016
Can Esteban Chavez hold onto pink and deliver Orica GreenEdge their first ever Grand Tour on the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia? Find out as The Roar brings you live coverage of the 134 kilometre journey from Guillestre to Sant’anna di Vinadio from 8:45pm (AEST).
by Brendon Vella, 28 May 2016
The final general classification shake up will occur on today’s penultimate from Guillestre to the finishing point in Sant’Anna di Vindadio. With three major mountain passes and a short climb to the finish, even though the stage is only 134 kilometres long it will be a brutal finale to a difficult race.
by Alistair Nitz, 28 May 2016
Steven Kruijswijk started Stage 19 in the Maglia Rosa, with a lead of three minutes over second-placed Esteban Chaves. All he had to do to was stay upright over the next two stages and he would be the first Dutch rider to win the Giro d’Italia.
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