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The 2021 Giro d’Italia runs from Saturday, May 8 until Sunday, May 30.
The Giro d’Italia is one of professional cycling’s three Grand Tour races, alongside the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.
The 2021 Giro d’Italia was won by Egon Bernal of Colombia, with Italy’s Damiano Caruso finishing second and Simon Yates of Great Britain finishing third. Australia’s Caleb Ewan won two stages in the early going, but was forced to withdraw with a knee injury.
The Giro d’Italia was first raced in 1909 and was established by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, and has been staged on 103 occasions. It is raced across 23 days with 21 stages interspersed with two rest days, and normally concludes in the northern Italian city of Milan – although 2018 saw a break with tradition as the tour ended in Rome, while 2019 saw it end in Verona.
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.
|1||Sat May 8||Torino to Torino||9km||Individual time trial|
|2||Sun May 9||Stupinigi to Novara||173km||Flat|
|3||Mon May 10||Biella to Canale||187km||Hilly|
|4||Tue May 11||Piacenza to Sestola||186km||Intermediate|
|5||Wed May 12||Modena to Cattolica||171km||Flat|
|6||Thu May 13||Grotte di Frasassi to Ascoli Piceno||150km||Intermediate|
|7||Fri May 14||Notaresco to Termoli||178km||Flat|
|8||Sat May 15||Foggia to Guardia Sanframondi||173km||Intermediate|
|9||Sun May 16||Castel di Sangro to Campo Felice||160km||Mountain|
|10||Mon May 17||L’Aquila to Foligno||140km||Flat|
|Tue May 18||Rest day|
|11||Wed May 19||Perugia to Montalcino||163km||Hilly|
|12||Thu May 20||Siena to Bagno di Romagna||209km||Intermediate|
|13||Fri May 21||Ravenna to Verona||197km||Flat|
|14||Sat May 22||Cittadella to Monte Zoncolan||205km||Mountain|
|15||Sun May 23||Grado to Gorizia||145km||Hilly|
|16||Mon May 24||Sacile to Cortina d’Ampezzo||212km||Mountain|
|Tue May 25||Rest day|
|17||Wed May 26||Canazei to Sega di Ala||193km||Mountain|
|18||Thu May 27||Rovereto to Stradella||228km||Flat|
|19||Fri May 28||Abbiategrasso to Alpe di Mera||178km||Mountain|
|20||Sat May 29||Verbania to Valle Spluga||164km||Mountain|
|21||Sun May 30||Senago to Milano||29.4km||Individual time trial|