The final podium of the 2016 Giro d’Itialia. Photo via skysports.com

It’s been an exhausting few weeks just trying to keep up with the Giro d’Italia, let alone try to ride the thing. Having had time now to reflect on all the comings and goings in this year’s Italian grand tour, we offer, below,...

Can Steven Kruijswijk hold onto the Maglia Rosa in the final week of the Giro? Photo via www.dr.dk
Can Steven Kruijswijk hold onto the Maglia Rosa in the final week of the Giro? Photo via www.dr.dk

The riders will have had time during the rest day to contemplate the repercussions of the first two days in the Dolomites. The outcome is that there are now only four riders who have a decent shot...

The Italians have a home rider in the pink jersey going in to the second week, after Gianluca Brambilla's superb solo victory on Stage 8. Photo via gazzettaworld.com
The Italians have a home rider in the pink jersey going in to the second week, after Gianluca Brambilla’s superb solo victory on Stage 8. Photo via gazzettaworld.com

 

Stage 10

After a tough weekend with two key stages that dramatically shook up the G.C. standings, the riders will be very...

Tom Dumoulin pulled on the first Maglia Rosa in his native Holland after winning the Stage 1 time trial by less than a second. Photo Photo via nrc.nl Bas Czerwinksi/ANP

Stage 4

The peloton will have enjoyed/endured a day roadtripping across Europe, from Holland to Italy, so stage 4 will be the...

Stage 1: Apeldoorn – Apeldoorn

The 2016 Giro d’Italia opens with a 9.8km individual time trial in the city of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The flat route is similar to the ITT opening of last year’s Tour de France in Utrecht. The Dutch must be proud — two grand tours in two years!

The...

Photo via tinkoffsaxo.com
Photo via tinkoffsaxo.com

The first Grand Tour of the year, the Giro d’Italia, was first held in 1909 to promote La Gazzetta dello Sport (which was printed on pink pages — the pink jersey’s not an accident). It comes after the success that the paper had after staging the Giro di Lombardia...