2017 sees the 100th Anniversary of the Giro d’ Italia. The Giro saw its first race in 1909 organised to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. As the Giro gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world.
Although the route changes every year, the format of the race stays the same. This years Giro d’ Italia finishes in Milan, which was where the first edition of the Giro ended in 1909. Further, that the final stage of the centenary edition will be an individual time trial.
With 9 stages already under the belt for the 2017 Giro d’ Italia, and 12 stages left to go before its finish on 28th May 2017; here is a breakdown of all the action so far: (more…)