Giro review: The Giro in numbers

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)

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

Giro stage 2: Puccio pretty in pink

Stage 2: Ischia to Forio, 17.4km team time trial

Sky produced a master-class in team time-trialling to take the second stage and put 23-year-old Salvatore Puccio – the team’s best-placed finisher on stage one – into pink in his maiden Giro. Puccio, a former winner of the under-23 Tour of Flanders, was on cloud nine – a pink cloud nine. Continue reading