11 reasons why this Giro d'Italia has been better than you think

The 2019 edition of the Italian Grand Tour has actually provided a number of memorable and exciting moments

Richard Carapaz wins stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Since September last year when Simon Yates stood on the podium in Madrid after claiming victory in the Vuelta a España, many of us were left with nothing else to do except patiently wait for the start of the next Grand Tour in eight months time.

The Classics season aside, obviously exciting in its own right, is just not the same as a three-week stage race. What could compare to the joy of watching the peloton traverse an entire country while we all watch from the comfort of our sofas.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.