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The Giro d'Italia, or Tour of Italy, is one of the leading cycling races in the international calendar.
Date: 6 - 28 May 2023
First Edition: 1909
History of the Giro d'Italia, race format and recent winners
Having had it's first edition in the year of 1909, the Giro d'Italia has became one of cycling's most important events. Although in constant competition with the Tour de France, the Giro has become a race of it's own, taking place during the month of May every year and bringing in a startlist with a very similar level of illustrious figures of cycling in the race.
The Giro d’Italia is an annual stage race bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. As said, the race was first organized in 1909 to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport; however it is currently run by RCS Sport. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1909, except when it was stopped for the two world wars.
As the Giro gained prominence and popularity, the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world. The first edition of the race was won by Italian Luigi Ganna who had the fewest total points at the end of the race; the same format was used for the next two years and also resulted in an Italian cyclist winning. The 1912 Giro saw the general classification contested by teams, which Atala–Dunlop won by ten points. The following year they reverted to the original system, before switching to the aggregate time model in 1914.
Alfredo Binda won five editions of the race over a period of nine years, before Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi consistently asserted their superiority in the Giro d’Italia. Italians dominated the race for forty years before the first non-Italian, Hugo Koblet, in 1950. After Koblet became the first foreigner to win the Giro, the Italians won the majority of the races held until 1968. In 1968, the Belgian Eddy Merckx won his first Giro d’Italia, which were soon followed by four more victories. Bernard Hinault won the first of his three Giros d’Italia in 1980.
The Giro is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI WorldTeams, with some additional teams invited as ‘wild cards’. Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the Giro is one of cycling’s prestigious Grand Tours. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same, with at least two time trials, passage through the mountain chain of the Alps, including Dolomites, or Apennines and finish in Milan. The modern editions of Giro d’Italia consist of 21 day-long stages over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.
2022 - Jai Hindley - Richard Carapaz - Mikel Landa
2021 - Egan Bernal - Damiano Caruso - Simon Yates
2020 - Tao Geoghegan Hart - Jai Hindley - Wilco Kelderman
2019 - Richard Carapaz - Vincenzo Nibali - Primoz Roglic
2018 - Chris Froome - Tom Dumoulin - Miguel Ángel López
2017 - Tom Dumoulin - Nairo Quintana - Vincenzo Nibali
2016 - Vincenzo Nibali - Esteban Chaves - Alejandro Valverde
2015 - Alberto Contador - Fabio Aru - Mikel Landa
2014 - Nairo Quintana - Rigoberto Urán - Fabio Aru
2013 - Vincenzo Nibali - Rigoberto Urán - Cadel Evans
2012 - Ryder Hesjedal - Joaquim Rodríguez - Thomas de Gendt
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