The 2021 Giro d’Italia will take place from May 8 to May 30, after having to start in October last year due to the Global Pandemic.
The race is set to start in Turin and work it’s way around the Piedmont region before stretching further afield around the country.
A stellar line-up of GC riders are expected take part, with no Tao Geoghegan-Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) down to defend his titile, it will be down to Egan Bernal, 2019 Tour de Frane winner, to try and come up with the goods.
Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) will return to the Giro this year to attempt to right the wrongs of three years ago when he led the race with three stages to go. In 2020 he also lost ground for unknown reasons, until he returned a positive Covid-19 test.
There’s also a strong sprinting line-up for the Corsa Rosa. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) is down to return after he enjoyed the 2020 edition, Grand Tour stage winners Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), European champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos) and Elia Viviani (Cofidis) will all be competing for the victory on the flat stages.
Also, Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) will hope that he can start his trio of Grand Tours win an early win as he looks to become just the fourth rider ever to win a stage at all three race of the Giro, Tour de France an Vuelta a España in the same year.
Giro d’Italia 2021 start list
Ag2r La Mondiale-Citroën
Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
Deceuninck – Quick-Step
Groupama – FDJ
Israel Start-Up Nation
DE GENDT Thomas
UAE Team Emirates
Vini Zabù – KTM
EOLO-Kometa Cycling Team