5 things we learned from the first week of the 2024 Giro d’Italia

The Italian Grand Tour is firmly underway and Tadej Pogačar is in the pink jersey. Here are our takeaways from the first week of action

Tadej Pogacar
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The first week of this year’s Giro d’Italia is firmly in the rear view mirror and we’ve arrived at today’s first rest day in Naples. 

As many predicted beforehand, Tadej Pogačar’s debut Giro victory seems like it is becoming a foregone conclusion. Barring major incident or disaster, it’s already feels likely that the Slovenian will be the man celebrating on the top step of the podium in Rome. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.