The winners and losers: Rating the teams of the Giro d'Italia

13 teams won stages, but multiple squads went home from Italy empty handed

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Grand Tour racing is a cruel old business. Despite there being 21 stages, 21 opportunities to win, plus a whole host of other prizes on offer, there are teams that departed Verona last night with nothing to show for it, other than a roster of very weary riders.

Out of the 176 riders that started the Giro d'Italia, 149 finished, but the majority got nowhere near the top ten on a single day, let alone the top of the general classification. Obviously, there's more to a Grand Tour than winning, but there have been some squads that have been seemingly anonymous for the past three weeks.

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