The profile for the first queen stage of this year’s Giro.

Stage 16

A stage that rest days were made for. After looking at the profile there’s no wonder most of the sprinters have left. This is the queen stage of this year’s Giro and for the first time ever features a double pass over the...

Stage 10

After the debacle that was stage 9, the organisers will be hoping for an incident free time trial in stage 10. Whilst it’s a mostly uphill route, it’s not steep enough nor short enough for the incumbent pink jersey, Quintana, to out perform his rivals. Tom Dumoulin, 30 seconds or...

Stage 4 will see the riders scale Mount Etna from a different, more challenge, side than they did in 2011. Pic courtesy of Etna Bike Tours.

Giro d’Italia Overall Preview

Stage 4

After an early rest day, the riders will be well prepared for stage 4, and the first test proper for the GC men. With...

The first three stages are all on the island of Sardina. In 2007 the race began with a team time trial here, however, in 2017 it’s likely that the sprinters will have all the glory on the island. Photo via velonews.com

Giro d’Italia Overall Preview

Stage 1

This is the third time that Sardinia...

Vincenzo Nibali bounced back after a poor first week to win the 2016 Giro. Photo via Eurosport.com

The first Grand Tour of 2017: The 100th Giro d’Italia. It will be raced completely in Italy, with the Grande Partenza taking place in Sardinia and the race then finishing with a flat time trial in...

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...