GCN's 2017 Giro d'Italia Preview Show

Published on April 28th 2017

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Dan, Si & Matt are here to let you know all there is to know about the 2017 Giro d'Italia, the 100th edition of the race also known as Corsa Rosa. Included are the now legendary predictions...

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Ex-Professional cyclists Dan Lloyd, Simon Richardson & Matt Stephens talk you through the contenders for overall victory at this, the historic 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia. 

These riders include:
- Vincenzo Nibali
- Nairo Quintana
- Steven Kruijswijk
- Tom Dumoulin
- Bauke Mollema
- Thibaut Pinot
- Tejay Van Garderen
- Rohan Dennis
- Geraint Thomas
- Adam Yates
- Mikel Landa
- Ilnur Zakarin
- Bob Jungels

Sprinters at the Giro include:
- Fernando Gaviria
- Caleb Ewan
- Andre Greipel
- Sacha Modolo
- Elia Viviani
- Giacomo Nizzolo
- Sam Bennett
- Ryan Gibbons


GCN's predictions are....
Simon:
Winner - Nairo Quintana
Second - Mikel Landa
Third - Vincenzo Nibali

Matt:
Winner - Thibaut Pinot
Second - Vincenzo Nibali
Third - Steven Kruijswijk

Dan:
Winner - Nairo Quintana / Adam Yates 
Second - Tom Dumoulin
Third - Mikel Landa



The 2017 Giro d'Italia see's the 100th edition of the race and it will see the race tackle a total of 3615.4km over 21 stages.
Here is a brief run down of the stages:
2 Individual Time Trials
6 Stages For Sprinters
8 Medium Mountain Stages
5 High Mountain Stages

Stage 1: Alghero – Olbia, 203 km

Stage 2: Olbia – Tortolì, 208 km

Stage 3: Tortolì – Cagliari, 148 km

Stage 4: Cefalù – Etna, 180 km

Stage 5: Pedara – Messina, 157 km

Stage 6: Reggio Calabria – Terme Luigiane, 207 km

Stage 7: Castrovillari – Alberobello, 220 km

Stage 8: Molfetta – Peschici, 189 km

Stage 9: Montenero di Bisaccia – Blockhaus, 139 km

Stage 10: Foligno – Montefalco, 39 km Time-Trial

Stage 11: Firenze – Bagno di Romagna, 161 km

Stage 12: Forlì – Reggio Emilia, 237 km

Stage 13: Reggio Emilia – Tortona, 162 km

Stage 14: Castellania – Oropa, 131 km

Stage 15: Valdengo – Bergamo, 189 km

Stage 16: Rovetta – Bormio, 227 km

Stage 17: Tirano – Canazei, 219 km

Stage 18: Moena – Ortisei/St. Urlich, 137 km

Stage 19: San Candido/Innichen – Piancavallo, 191 km

Stage 20: Pordenone – Asiago, 190 km

Stage 21: Monza – Milano, 28 km - Time-Trial

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