Giro d'Italia 2017 full route map

Dates: May 5-28, 2017
Stages: 21
Grand Départ: Alghero, Sardinia
Finish: Milan

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The 2017 Giro d’Italia will be the 100th edition of the Italian Grand Tour, and as such the route aims to visit as many regions as possible.

The route of the three week race was leaked ahead of the official announcement, and includes three rest days to facilitate the extra travel time needed.

As was the case back in 2012 when Ryder Hesjedal secured victory on the final stage, the 2017 Giro d’Italia will end with an individual time trial.

The high mountain stages that precede the stage 21 race against the clock could mean that the pink jersey wearer is already out of reach, but a time trial rather than a processional sprint stage should make for exciting viewing.

Riding for the newly formed Bahrain-Merida squad, present champion Vincenzo Nibali looks set to defend his crown. The race will visit his home town of Messina, further encouraging him to take the start on Sardinia on Friday May 5.

The other former winner expected to be on the start list is Nairo Quintana, with the Movistar rider looking to take the pink jersey like he did in 2014, before travelling to the Tour de France in an attempt to be the first rider to achieve the Giro/Tour double since Marco Pantani in 1998.

Team Sky‘s Giro d’Italia challenge will be co-led by Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa, with Landa having finished third behind Fabio Aru and Alberto Contador in 2015, while Thomas is being given his first chance to lead at a Grand Tour.

Fabio Aru (Astana) is the final Grand Tour winner expected to take to the start line in Sardinia, with other expected contenders in Bauke Mollema, Steven Kruijswijk, the Yates brothers, Ilnur Zakarin, and Thibaut Pinot.

As for the sprinters, there are fewer of them to have confirmed their participation, but expect the usual Italian fastmen such as Sacha Modolo, Elia Viviani, Giacomo Nizzolo, and Jacub Mareczko, as well as Caleb Ewan, André Greipel, and Fernand Gaviria.

Key info: Route guide | Start list | Contenders | TV guide
Key riders: Vincenzo Nibali | Nario Quintana | Geraint Thomas | Fabio Aru
Previous editions: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


giro d'italia 2017 start list nibali aru quintana

The start list of the Giro d'Italia 2017 is beginning to look incredibly strong, with Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, and Fabio Aru all likely to ride.