No British riders at the Giro d'Italia for the second year running

The opening Grand Tour of the year, the Giro d'Italia, will start this Friday without any British riders, for the second consecutive season

Bradley Wiggins wears the maglia rosa in the 2010 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

When the 2016 Giro d'Italia starts in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, on Friday it will not feature a single British rider for the second year running.

Last year's Italian Grand Tour was the first for 16 years to not feature a single Briton, and this year's race will be the same.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.