The Giro d’Italia (English: Tour of Italy) is an Italian procycling race held over three weeks in May-June and one of the three Grand Tours. The jersey for the winner of the general classification is the Maglia Rosa (English: pink jersey). The Giro’s first edition was in 1909 and won by Luigi Ganna (ITA). The riders who gained the most Giro wins over the years are Alfredo Binda (ITA), Fausto Coppi (ITA) and Eddy Merckx (BEL). All three of them won the Giro 5 times. The most recent winner is Vincenzo Nibali (AST), who won the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia in 2016. More info: Wikipedia.
In 2017, the 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia will include six sprint stages, eight stages of medium difficulty climbing, five highly testing climbing stages and two individual time trials (for a total of 67.2km) including the stage that will close the 100th Giro, from the famous Monza racetrack to the Milan Cathedral. The iconic Stelvio Pass is the 2017 Cima Coppi. This Grand Tour will take place from the 5th of May until the 28th of May.
Video Giro d’Italia 2017 – Parcours/Courses/Route Map