Five reasons why the 2015 Giro d'Italia was great

An unforgiving route, attacking racing - there wasn't much missing from this year's Giro d'Italia

Alberto Contador on stage twenty of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Was this Giro d'Italia one the most enjoyable Grand Tours in recent memory? It could well be, with hardly a day passing that didn't throw up some drama or action. Here we take a look at five reasons this Giro was bloody brilliant.

1. Aggressive racing

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).