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Where is Stage 2 of Giro d Italia?

Where is Stage 2 of Giro d Italia?

General classification after stage 2. Hello and welcome to our live coverage of stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia – the first road stage of the race! It’s not quite a pan-flat day today as the riders head from Stupinigi south of Turin to the Lombardian city of Novara, west of Milan.

What are the stages of the Giro d Italia?

Giro d’Italia 2021 route: stage by stage

  • Stage 1: Saturday 8th May, Torino – Torino, ITT, 9km.
  • Stage 2: Sunday 9th May, Stupinigi (Nichelino) – Novara, 173km.
  • Stage 3: Monday 10th May, Biella – Canale, 187km.
  • Stage 4: Tuesday 11th May, Piacenza – Sestola, 186km.
  • Stage 5: Wednesday 12th May, Modena – Cattolica, 171km.

When was the first Giro d Italia?

May 13, 1909
Giro d’Italia/First event date
On 13 May 1909 at 02:53 am 127 riders started the first Giro d’Italia at Loreto Place in Milan. The race was split into eight stages covering 2,448 km (1,521 mi).

Is the Giro d’Italia harder than the Tour de France?

The Giro ain’t what it used to be. One of the top reasons the double is more difficult is that the Giro d’Italia is now a much harder race, both physically and mentally. Back in the day, the first hour or so of the Giro was raced, as the Italians call it, “tutto piano,” at a much slower pace compared to the Tour.

How can I watch Giro d Italia?

In the USA, you can watch the Giro d’Italia live every day on GCN+, with live pictures being shown along with on demand and highlights from the Italian Grand Tour. Canadian cycling fans will also be able to watch the race on GCN+.

What is the prize for winning the Giro d Italia?

This year, the Giro d’Italia Donne is offering €550 for a stage win, €972 for the prologue and €8,000 for the overall win. The second-placed rider will take home €3,000 and third place earns €1,500 in the overall standings. While these figures surpass both the UCI minimum standard for 2.

Which kind of a race is the annual Giro d Italia?

-stage bicycle race
The Giro d’Italia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒiːro diˈtaːlja]; English: Tour of Italy; also known as the Giro) is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also starting in, or passing through, other countries.

How does Giro d’Italia work?

The name “Giro d’Italia” simply means “tour of Italy,” an apt name for the stage bicycle race Italy puts on each year in May. Time for each stage is accumulated throughout the entire race, and the rider who completes the entire course in the least overall time is the winner.

Is Giro harder than tour?

Bobby Julich, retired (One Giro, nine Tours) “The climbs are actually harder and steeper than the ones in the Tour, where the climbs can be longer but not as steep.”

Where does the Giro d’Italia take place?

It was the 98th running of the Giro d’Italia and took place principally in Italy, although some stages visited France and Switzerland. The 3,481.8-kilometre (2,163.5 mi) race included 21 stages, beginning in San Lorenzo al Mare on 9 May and concluding in Milan on 31 May.

Who was the winner of the Giro d’Italia in 2015?

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff–Saxo), photographed in the individual time trial during his victory in the 2008 Giro d’Italia, was the principal favourite for victory in 2015. The winner of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team), chose not to defend his title in order to focus on the Tour de France.

Who was the last rider to win both the Giro and the tour?

Contador, who had won the 2014 Vuelta a España, was attempting to win both the Giro and the Tour in the same season. No rider had achieved this double since Marco Pantani in 1998; Contador described his ambition to do “something that people will remember forever”.