Key race facts
168 – Number of finishers, out of 207 starters.
84:53:28 – Total race time for overall winner Vincenzo Nibali.
Nibali spent a lot of time on the podium during this Giro (Image: Davide Calabresi)
5 – Nationalities represented in the top ten on GC (Italy four, Colombia and Poland two each, Australia and Spain one each). Continue reading
The Giro d’Italia’s Facebook page posted up great pictures all race long. I thought a nice way to end our Giro coverage was to take screenshots of some of these great pics – including the remarks – to capture the glory and the pain of this great race. (Click the pictures for the full-size image to pop up.) Continue reading
Three weeks after the riders took the start in sunny Naples, the Giro d’Italia has finally completed its journey across the length and breath of Italy’s ‘boot’ from top to toe. The race has taken in the plains and the mountains, sunshine, rain and snow (a little too much of the latter two, sadly) and provided us with an ever-shifting tableau containing more drama, twists and turns and intriguing subplots than a Verdi opera.
We miss it already. To kick off our series of Giro reviews this week, here’s a quick stage-by-stage reminder of the story of the 2013 Giro d’Italia. Continue reading