When: May 5 - 28, 2017
Start & Finish: Italy (Milan Malpensa)
Defending Champion: Nairo Quintana
The Giro d’Italia will travel from the toe to the Alps in the north in 2017. It will climb the Stelvio twice and feature more time trial kilometres than its French counterpart, the Tour de France.
The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia will run from Friday May 5 to Sunday May 28 and is sure to go down in history as one of the greatest Grand Tours of all time.
The twenty-one stages, which include time trials, mountains, and flat sections, takes advantage of the rich and varied topography of the peninsula, often climbing through the rugged Alps, Apennine, and Dolomite mountains, scaling volcanoes, whizzing past historic city streets, and taking in spectacular coastal regions.
The Giro d'Italia, also known as the Giro, is considered one of the best cycling races in the world, that is held each year, in May, with cyclist covering over 3500 Km in distance.
This is the best time of the year for cycling fans from around the world, to place bets on thier favorite cyclist to wear the famous maglia rosa ( pink jersey ).
The Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta a Espana are considered the Triple Crown of cycling.
The multiple stage bicycle race is primarily held in Italy and is considered to be second only to the Tour de France in terms of prestige in the cycling world.
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Stage 1, Friday, May 5: Alghero – Olbia 203 km
Stage 2, Saturday, May 6: Olbia – Tortolì 208 km
Stage 3, Sunday, May 7: Tortolì – Cagliari 148 km
Stage 4, Tuesday, May 9: Cefalù – Etna 180 km
Stage 5, Wednesday, May 10: Pedara – Messina 157 km
Stage 6, Thursday, May 11: Reggio Calabria – Terme Luigiane 207 km
Stage 7, Friday, May 12: Castrovillari – Alberobello 220 km
Stage 8, Saturday, May 13: Molfetta – Peschici 189 km
Stage 9, Sunday, May 14: Montenero di Bisaccia – Blockhaus 139 km
Stage 10, Tuesday, May 16: Foligno – Montefalco 39 km TT
Stage 11, Wednesday, May 17: Firenze – Bagno di Romagna 161 km
Stage 12, Thursday, May 18: Forlì – Reggio Emilia 237 km
Stage 13, Friday, May 19: Reggio Emilia – Tortona 162 km
Stage 14, Saturday, May 20: Castellania – Oropa 131 km
Stage 15, Sunday, May 21: Valdengo – Bergamo 199 km
Stage 16, Tuesday, May 23: Rovetta – Bormio 227 km (cima Coppi - Stelvio)
Stage 17, Wednesday, May 24: Tirano – Canazei 219 km
Stage 18, Thursday, May 25: Moena – Ortisei/St. Urlich 137 km
Stage 19, Friday, May 26: San Candido/Innichen – Piancavallo 191 km
Stage 20, Saturday, May 27: Pordenone – Asiago 190 km
Stage 21, Sunday, May 28: Monza – Milano 28 km TT
Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the Giro makes up cycling's prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours.
First held in 1909, the Giro d'Italia is a long distance road bicycle stage race held for professional cyclists over a three week period in May and June annually.
The Giro is hosted primarily in Italy, with a tradition of the start of the race being held outside the country every other.
The maglia rosa (pink jersey) is the symbol of the Giro d'Italia and is awarded to the overall leader after each tappa ( stage ) of the race as well as to the eventual vincitore winner.
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