The Giro d'Italia is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. The first race was organized in 1909 to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport; however it is currently run by RCS Sport. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1909, except when it was stopped for the two world wars. As the Giro gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world. The Giro is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI ProTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers can invite.
CERESOLE REALE, Italy (AP) — Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin won the 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia with a solo attack up to the race’s first big mountain-top finish, and Jan Polanc held onto the.. WorldNews - Published
Italy's Cesare Benedetti won Thursday's 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia at Pinerolo in the Italian Alps ahead of compatriot Damiano Caruso. Slovenian Jan Polanc took the overall.. WorldNews - Published
Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained overall leader
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Pello Bilbao pipped breakaway partners Tony Gallopin and Davide Formolo at the end of the Giro d'Italia's seventh stage to claim his first triumph in a Grand Tour. The 29-year-old Astana rider was.. WorldNews - Published