If you didn’t know it had started, the bad news is you’ve already missed the first 5 stages which started last Saturday 11th May.
But so far only relatively sporting courses that have produced bunch sprint finishes, 21 states in all so the good news is lots of fun to come still, finishing at Verona on Sunday 2nd June.
A few brief catch up bullets to bring the news up to date:
Last year’s winner, Chris Froome is not competing in the Giro this year. He’s saving it for the TdF.
2017 winner, Tom Dumoulin has injured a knee after a crash on stage 4, he quid 1.5 km into stage 5.
The first 5 stages have been mired by crashes, but luckily only a few retirees so far.
Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, is the sprinter to beat in this years Giro, he’s won two so far
General classification after stage five
- Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, in 19-35-04
- Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott, at 25 seconds
- Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida, at 39s
- Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana, at 44s
- Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates, at same time
- Rafał Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 49s
- Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo, at 55s
- Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida, at 56s
- Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck – Quick-Step, at 1-02
- Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-06
UK telly Freeview: Giro d’Italia Highlights
Channel 37 QUEST 19:00hr
& one hour later repeat: Channel 76 QUEST+1 20:00hr
Channel 37 QUEST 01:00hr
& one hour later repeat: Channel 76 QUEST+1 02:00hr