From 5 to 28 may on the roads of Italy there will be an anniversary version of the legendary race, the Giro d’italia.
Participation in the hundredth version of the three-week race 22 teams confirmed and 197 riders. Only “Astana” put on Jiro’s part, the Kazakhs decided not to look for a replacement for Michele Scarponi, who was tragically killed a few weeks before the start of the race where he had to perform the functions of a team captain.
Anniversary Giro d’italia – a 21 stage 3609,1 kilometers. The route of the race includes two individual divisions, six sprint stages, five mountain stages, eight mountain stages, and two days of rest (8 and 15 may).
During the race participant, the race will have to boost 41 category top, including one “Cima Coppi” (Passo Stelvio, 16-th stage) and ten ascents of the first category.
The most interesting thing in the fight for the pink Jersey will begin on the third and last weeks of the race. With 16 stages of generalstab will have to overcome the maximum gradients and to fight with superhuman climb.
The main favorites for the victory in the General classification are considered Nair Quintana (“Movistar”) and defending winner of the race Vincenzo nibali (Astana). The main stimuli of this Duo should become a Stephen Creswick, Fabio Aru, Mikel Landa, bauke Mollema, Ilnur Zakarin, TJ van Garderen, and others.
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