The 2016 Giro d'Italia in numbers

Amazing facts and figures for the 2016 edition of the Giro d'Italia (May 6-29)

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The Giro d'Italia's history is long and rich thanks to its 99 editions spanning 107 years since it first rolled out of Piazza Loreto in 1909. This year, May 6 to 29 2016, the race celebrates even more milestones on its way from Apeldoorn in The Netherlands to Turin in Italy's northwest.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) winner of all three grand tours, including the 2013 Giro d'Italia, goes in as the favourite ahead of Sky's Mikel Landa.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.