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Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) won the 2019 Giro d'Italia.
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- Previous Giro d’Italia starts outside Italy: (source: official site)

1965 San Marino (Republic of San Marino)
1966 Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco)
1973 Verviers (Belgium)
1974 Vatican City
1996 Athens (Greece)
1998 Nice (France)
2002 Groningen (The Netherlands)
2006 Seraing (Belgium)
2010 Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
2012 Herning (Denmark)
2014 Belfast (Northern Ireland)
2016 Apeldoorn (The Netherlands)
2018 Jerusalem (Israel)

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- The route for the 2020 Giro d'Italia will be officially unveiled Thursday, October 24.  The route presentation will be broadcast LIVE on TV from 4:50pm to 6:00pm CET (10:50am to 12:00pm U.S. Eastern).  We will post live streams here on Thursday before the event gets underway.

- The 2020 Giro d'Italia, the 103rd edition of the race, will start in Budapest, Hungary.  There will be 3 Hungarian Giro stages and they were revealed in June.  The 2020 Giro d'Italia will start Saturday, May 9 with a 9.5 kilometer individual time trial on the streets of Budapest.  More info here.  The full route of the 2020 Giro d'Italia is expected to be revealed in October, 2019.  We expect to have live streams for this presentation.

- This page will be updated throughout the race.

- Start List here.

- Stage 21 route details in table below.

- Chad Haga (Team Sunweb) won Stage 21.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) wins the 2019 Giro d'Italia.

- 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Saturday, May 11
Bologna/Bologna (San Luca) (8.2 km ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 2: Sunday, May 12
Bologna/Fucecchio (200 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 3: Monday, May 13
Vinci/Orbetello (219 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 4: Tuesday, May 14
Orbetello/Frascati (228 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 5: Wednesday, May 15
Frascati/Terracina (140 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 6: Thursday, May 16
Cassino/San Giovanni Rotondo (233 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 7: Friday, May 17
Vasto/L'Aquila (180 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 8: Saturday, May 18
Tortoreto Lido/Pesaro (235 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 9: Sunday, May 19
Riccione/San Marino (RSM) (34.7 km ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Rest Day: Monday, May 20  
Stage 10: Tuesday, May 21
Ravenna/Modena (147 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 11: Wednesday, May 22
Carpi/Novi Ligure (206 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 12: Thursday, May 23
Cuneo/Pinerolo (146 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 13: Friday, May 24
Pinerolo/Ceresole Reale (Lago del Serrù) (188 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 14: Saturday, May 25
Saint-Vincent/Courmayeur (Skyway Monte Bianco) (131 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 15: Sunday, May 26
Ivrea/Como (237 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Rest Day: Monday, May 27  
Stage 16: Tuesday, May 28
Lovere/Ponte di Legno (226 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 17: Wednesday, May 29
Commezzadura (Val di Sole)/Anterselva/Antholz (180 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 18: Thursday, May 30
Valdaora-Olang/Santa Maria di Sala (220 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 19: Friday, May 31
Treviso/San Martino di Castrozza (151 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 20: Saturday, June 1
Feltre/Croce d'Aune-Monte Avena (193 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 21: Sunday, June 2
Verona/Verona (15.6 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.


- Video: Under-23 Giro d'Italia Stage 2 Highlights (Italian, 02:01) - More U23 Giro d'Italia Videos.

- LIVE video here. (Rai Sport, geo-restricted) - U23, Stage 9

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- Note: The 2019 Giro d'Italia is over but the 2019 Under-23 Giro d'Italia is being held June 13-23.  Stages of the U23 Giro will be streamed delayed and we'll have feeds here.  Official website here.

- Video: Under-23 Giro d'Italia Stage 1 Highlights (Italian, 02:01) - More U23 Giro d'Italia Videos.

- 2019 U23 Giro d'Italia stage schedule/times:

Prologue - Thursday, June 13
Start at 18:00 CET, 12:00pm ET
Finish at 19:35 CET, 1:35pm ET

Stage 1 - Friday, June 14
Start at 12:00 CET, 6:00am ET
Finish at 15:29 CET, 9:29am ET

Stage 2 - Saturday, June 15
Start at 10:50 CET, 4:50am ET
Finish at 15:22 CET, 9:22am ET

Stage 3 - Sunday, June 16
Start at 11:50 CET, 5:50am ET
Finish at 15:32 CET, 9:32am ET

Stage 4 - Monday, June 17
Start at 11:35 CET, 5:35am ET
Finish at 15:31 CET, 9:31am ET

Stage 5 - Wednesday, June 19
Start at 11:50 CET, 5:50am ET
Finish at 15:51 CET, 9:51am ET

Stage 6 - Thursday, June 20
Start at 12:10 CET, 6:10am ET
Finish at 15:33 CET, 9:33am ET

Stage 7 - Friday, June 21
Start at 12:25 CET, 6:25am ET
Finish at 15:30 CET, 9:30am ET

Stage 8 - Saturday, June 22
Start at 11:30 CET, 5:30am ET
Finish at 15:16 CET, 9:16am ET

Stage 9 - Sunday, June 23
Start at 15:00 CET, 9:00am ET
Finish at 16:37 CET, 10:37am ET

- Team Dimension Data roster for the 2019 U23 Giro d'Italia:

Matteo Sobrero
Samuele Battistella
Connor Brown
El Mehdi Chokri
Luca Mozzato
Alexander Konychev

- Matteo Sobrero (Team Dimension Data) ahead of the 2019 U23 Giro d'Italia: "The u23 Giro is probably our most important race of the season, particularly for an Italian rider like me. It carries the same name as the Giro d'Italia, a race so many young riders all around the world aspire to be part of. Our team has enjoyed some nice success this year already and we hope to take this positive momentum into the u23 Giro. It is a really difficult course this year, but we have a really good team, which has prepared well for the race."

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Teams Presentation Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 1 ITT Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 2 Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 11 Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 14 Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 15 Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 16 Photos.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Stage 17 Photos.

- Stage 21 ITT Start Order and Times here.

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- Video: Official Highlights of Stage 19 (English, 02:15). - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 20: "Everyone expected this to be a tough stage, and it lived up to the expectations. I unfortunately crashed in a corner in the final 10km. It was a shame, because before I crashedm I was in a good position with Nibali, Roglic and Carapaz at the top of the climb. Then I had to catch up but surprisingly it was not too difficult, and it only took about half a minute to bridge the gap, but of course this cost energy. I finished in the top ten of the stage, and we were able to defend my seventh position overall. Thanks must go to my teammates for supporting me for as long as they could. We’ve now coming closer to achieving our aims to place a rider in the Top 10, and we just have the time trial to come now."

- Pello Bilbao (Astana) won Stage 20.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) retained the overall race lead.

- Jens Zemke, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe after Stage 19: "Our goal was to defend the Maglia Ciclamino today, and to ensure that Démare wasn’t able to get into the breakaway. A 12-man group of escapees eventually prevailed at the finish, and on the last climb our attention was directed towards Rafal and Davide as we wanted to give them the maximum support possible. Rafal survived a critical day in the mountains and looked very strong. Davide lost a little time, but tomorrow we’ll fact the big showdown towards Verona. But all in all, I can say that it was a good day for us today."

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 19: "I had better legs today, and in the end, I reached the finish with the group of favourites and was able to defend my position in the general classification. There were no significant changes in the overall standings and I’m satisfied that Davide and I were able to maintain our top ten positions. After one difficult day in the mountains, I’m in good form again, and look with confidence towards the Giro’s final mountain stage tomorrow."

- Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) won Stage 19.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) remains leader in the general classification.

- Christian Poemer, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe following Stage 18: "Somehow the time gaps didn’t match. When we took the time between the break and the peloton, it was 1:30 bigger than what the organisers were giving. I don’t know what happened but that definitely influenced the race and cost us the win. But one also has to complement the breakaway as they were incredibly strong and Cima unquestionably earned the victory. Our guys also rode a very strong race, and they tried everything to give Pascal a chance. Chapeau to them. Everyone in the team fought together today to win back the points jersey."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 18: "We had counted the points beforehand and we knew that it would be tight. When I took second place in the final sprint, I was disappointed because my teammates supported me all day and worked so hard. They all really did an amazing job. But when we realised that we re-gained the points jersey, it was a special moment for me and the whole team. But I definitely haven't won it outright yet, as there are three more difficult stages to come, which I have to survive. However, at the moment we are very happy to have regained the jersey and we will do our best to keep it."

- Damiano Cima (Nippo–Vini Fantini–Faizanè) won Stage 18.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) remains leader on G.C.

- Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 17: "Yesterday was a tough day and we didn't know what would be possible today. We wanted to try and get into the breakaway because there was a good chance that they might succeed. I was able to get into the break and we carved out a considerable advantage to the main field. In the end it became clear that the winner of todays' stage would come from the group of escapees and I wanted to give my best to have a chance. In the end it wasn't enough and I could not catch up to the sole leader but I am still happy with third place."

- Nans Peters (AG2R-la-Mondiale) won Stage 17.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) remains overall leader.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 16: "I lost time today and I don’t quite know what went wrong, but I had bad legs on the Mortirolo. I hope that it is just one bad day, and there are more stages yet to come. Michael Schwarzmann did a very good job, and Davide Formolo supported me extremely well on the Mortirolo. We tried to make up time in the descent, however we eventually weren’t able to do that successfully. It was a hard day in the saddle, and I think that everyone suffered out there. Now we will have to see how we fare tomorrow."

- Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) won Stage 16.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) remains leader in the general classification.

- Monday is the second and final rest day of the 2019 Giro d'Italia.  The race resumes Tuesday with Stage 16.

- Jens Zemke, Bora-Hansgrohe Sports Director after Stage 15: "This was another hard stage, with 232 kilometres and the final of Il Lombardia. We didn’t lose nor win time today, and we’re still sitting within reach of the podium with our fourth place, which is a very good achievement. Today Davide had to wait for Rafal on the decisive climb, so that they would be able to work together on the rest of the stage. Our guys performed well today yet again and finished in 8th and 11th place, which means that they also sit in 4th and 12th in the overall standings. Chapeau, they put in a very solid day’s work today."

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 15: "Today is the first day that we really suffered on these short climbs. It’s not easy after four days of riding full gas all the time but today we still tried not to lose time and keep fighting. We maintained our good place in the GC with my fourth position, and we worked together to achieve this. Davide was strong and waited for me at the top of the decisive climb and we then tried to bridge the gap, we didn't quite succeed but we can be satisfied with our results."

- Dario Cataldo (Astana Pro Team) won Stage 15.  Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) remains overall leader.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 14: "The guys did a great job today, particularly in the way that they brought me to the last climb. I had three teammates with me, with Pawel and Cesare working particularly hard to bring me into a good position before the last climb. In the end, Davide was there to support me and he put in a very strong effort to keep me with the GC contenders for the first 5km of the climb. It was especially important that he did not over pace me, and I’m very happy that he achieved the perfect balance. Today was a crucial stage, and particularly after yesterday’s tough day in the saddle, I am happy with the way the stage went today."

- Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) won Stage 14 and took over the lead in the general classification.

- Jens Zemke, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe after Stage 13: "It was good that Davide managed to get into a large breakaway group, but the field didn’t give them too much time and they weren’t able to carve out such a substantial advantage. There were many strong riders in the leading group, including Mollema and the eventual stage winner Zakarin, and it wasn’t easy competing against them. They were very strong today. However, Rafal was able to take time on riders like Roglic and Yates, and that will be an advantage heading into the coming stages."

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 13: "Today Davide managed to get into a break with several quality riders, and the plan was that he would try to go for the stage win. It was an interesting stage, with many GC riders losing time but also others gaining time. But there are still several stages left to come and it’s hard to predict what will happen. The last kilometres were very tough. I tried to bridge to the leaders, with the help of Davide, but it wasn’t possible. But there are several stages ahead of us and we'll of course keep trying."

- Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) won Stage 13.  Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) remains leader on G.C.

- Cesare Benedetti (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 12.  Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) is new overall leader.

- Jens Zemke (Bora-Hansgrohe directeur sportif) after Stage 11: "First of all, respect for Pascal’s performance. He was able to yet again sprint to a podium place, despite his heavy fall yesterday. That shows that our guys rode very valiantly on today’s stage. We also had two riders that crashed, in Cesare Benedetti and Jay McCarthy, but they appear to be ok for now. Despite that, the guys were fully motivated to do their job and bring Pascal into a good position. The fact alone that he was willing to take the risk of mixing it up front for the stage victory deserves our full respect. It’s a shame that we lost the jersey, but perhaps there will be other chances to get it back."

- Video: Best of Stage 11 (Music, 0:46) - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Video: Pre Stage 11 Interviews (English, 04:05) - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 11: "I’ve obviously had better days on the bike. In the morning I had a lot of pain, and in the race it was a little bit better, but I really suffered out there. In the end, I wanted to prove that I was able to be competitive. The guys did a perfect job. Perhaps I went a bit too early in the headwind, but I am really happy with this third place. It was hard fought for and I’m happy to still be here."

- Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) won Stage 11.  Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) remains leader on G.C.

- Video: Stage 10 Analysis Show | GCN Racing (English, 08:38) - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Video: Best of Stage 10 (Music, 0:51) - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Video: Behind The Scenes With Vincenzo Nibali | A Day At The Giro (English, 10:34) - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Video: Simon Yates - Rest Day 1 Interview (English, 02:52) - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) won Stage 10.  Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) remains overall leader.

- Monday is a rest day at the Giro d'Italia.  The race resumes Tuesday with Stage 10.

- Sports director Jan Boven (Team Jumbo-Visma): "It was certainly not the intention to start the time trial like this. Due to the weather conditions we had to adjust the plan. We did not want to take unnecessary risks. When it goes wrong, you can lose a lot of time. Primoz went all out on the climb and that was enough for the stage victory. The Giro is still long and a lot can happen. So far it is looking good."

- Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) after winning the Stage 9 individual time trial: "It was a long and tough time trial. It rained very hard. As a result, I took fewer risks in the corners. It was pretty dangerous. On the climb I accelerated and went all out. It turned out to be enough to win the stage. Everything went according to plan today and I am happy with this victory and with the time I gained on my competitors. There are still two weeks to go until the Giro ends in Verona and a lot can still happen, though I prefer to be in front of my competitors. But first I will enjoy the rest day before we’ll work towards the mountain stages."

- Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) won Stage 9.  Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) retained the overall race lead.

- Stage 9 Individual Time Trial Start Order and Times here.

- Jens Zemke, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe had this to say following Stage 8: "It was thanks to the entire team that Pascal was able to contest the win today in the finale, and he’s been able to take the win twice so far. This time, he managed to take third place. However, compliments to the team, which turned themselves inside out so that everything would come back together again after 239km of racing. We were unable to count on help from other teams, because they had already earmarked us as the favourites for the sprint win. All in all, the first week has gone extremely well for us and we can be proud of what he have achieved so far. Now we have to concentrate on our GC riders over the coming days."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 8: "You can’t win every day and I think Caleb was simply the fastest. In the finale, he showed just how strong he is. I don't know if it was a question of positioning today or not. But it was clear that Caleb performed better in the finale today. I’m just happy to be on the podium and retain the points jersey. Tomorrow we’ve got the time trial to contend with and then we have a rest day, before there will be another two stages for the sprinters."

- Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) won Stage 8.  Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) remains overall leader.

- Video: Official Highlights of Stage 7 (English, 02:12). - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Video: Simon Yates interview at the start - Stage 7 (English, 0:31). - More Giro d'Italia Videos.

- Christian Poemer, Sports director, Bora-Hansgrohe after Stage 7: "We were a bit disappointed that we didn't manage to get a rider into the break yesterday. So today we wanted to motivate our riders to try again. This plan worked out for us. Although it took a while before a breakaway was established, first Jay got into the lead group and then Davide managed to join him. Davide was also one of the strongest riders in the finale but in the end, Bilbao was stronger and took the stage victory. Davide took third place but we cannot be disappointed about this because he gained one minute in the GC and maybe he can try again next week or the week after. We are optimistic about tomorrow's stage and we hope that Pascal will be able to get a good result before the time trial and the rest day."

- Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 7: "After a few attempts at forming the breakaway of the day were made, Jay and I were able to make it into the leading group. It wasn’t easy, but Jay worked hard for me the whole day. When Bilbao attacked on the last steep finishing ascent, I tried to go with him, but he was simply the strongest and I was able to finish in third place in the end. However, I think that I’m in good form at the moment. We’ll have some more chances in the coming weeks, and I hope to be able to do something again then."

- Pello Bilbao (Astana Pro Team) won Stage 7.  Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) retained the overall race lead.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 6: "Today the breakaway stayed away, but we didn’t have anyone in there from the team. I think many of the teams were tired after yesterday’s stage. We slipped down in the GC, but there are still several stages ahead of us. My teammates did a good job to keep us relatively safe today, which is the important thing."

- Jens Zemke, Sports Director (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 6: "Today there was yet another very long stage with fickle weather. Unfortunately, we missed the opportunity to make it into the 13-man breakaway group, which was actually our plan. At the beginning of the stage, there was a big crash, in which Pascal and Michael were involved, but they were able to make it back to the main field without too much difficulty. Afterwards, the break got away and we weren’t able to make the cut. However, in the end, we were able to bring our GC-riders to the finish along with the group of favourites. The result is not what he had hoped for, but the Giro has 21 stages, and we will have more chances over the next weeks."

- Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli) won Stage 6.  Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) is new leader in the general classification.

- Results: Ackermann wins stage 5. (Cyclingnews) - Roglic holds maglia rosa on rain-hit stage.

- Christian Poemer, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe, after Stage 5: "I am really proud of the team, because everything went according to plan. The guys controlled the race. Pawel set the tempo and didn't allow the escapees to gain too much of an advantage. We were able to protect our GC contenders, which was very important in the bad weather conditions. Michael and Rudi did a fantastic lead out for Pascal and brought him into a perfect position for the final sprint. We have good reason to celebrate today. The next two stages are for the climbers and I hope that the positive team spirit will motivate our climbers in the days to come."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) had this to say following his Stage 5 victory: "I was lucky today because I could follow Gaviria's wheel at high speed. I had to brake and then I was blocked slightly. I then just followed my lead out because I knew I could trust Rudi to position me well. He found a gap and so I could pass Gaviria on the finish line and take the victory. It was tough out there with the rain and cold and I am just happy to have won today."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 5.  Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) remains overall leader.

- News: Tom Dumoulin abandons Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman starts stage 5 but climbs off due to knee injury.

- Jens Zemke, Bora-Hansgrohe Sports Director after Stage 4: "The goal for today was to bring Pascal in a position from where he could partake in the sprint. We knew that the finale would be very difficult, but eventually he made it there at the end. He was able to contest for the win, but after 235 kilometres with strong winds and a very long distance to ride, he didn’t have the legs anymore, to compete with strong climbers like Carapaz or uphill sprint specialists like Ewan. Despite that, we are not disappointed. It was yet another strong placing by him and other chances are definitely yet to come. Our GC riders were also able to avoid the crashes and did not lose any time."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 4: "It was a super hard stage. It was hectic, everybody was nervous and it was dangerous due to the curves in the road. The guys kept me up front but then there was a crash and I believe one of our guys were also involved. We put the hammer down but in the end I didn't have the legs. But I think we can still be happy with the result today."

- News: Simon Yates crashes and loses time in fraught Giro d'Italia finale. (Cyclingnews) - Briton finishes 16 seconds down on race leader Roglic.

- News: Roglic avoids 'unnecessary bad things' to extend Giro d’Italia lead. (Cyclingnews) - Slovenian tightens grip on maglia rosa in crash-riddled finale.

- News: Stage 4 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Portal on the crash that took down Dumoulin and more.

- News: Tom Dumoulin: My Giro d'Italia GC challenge is over. (Cyclingnews) - 2017 Giro d’Italia winner victim of late stage mass crash.

- News: Tom Dumoulin's Giro d'Italia in the balance after crash on stage 4. (Cyclingnews) - Former winner finishes four minutes down on Roglic.

- Results: Carapaz wins stage 4 after GC riders hit the deck. (Cyclingnews) - Roglic extends race lead after Dumoulin crashes.

- Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) won Stage 4.  Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) remains leader on G.C.

- Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) after his Stage 4 victory: "I'm just so emotional at this moment! I just can't feel happier. I had a different mentality heading into today's stage. It was such an unlucky finished yesterday. I just wanted to turn back the clock today, start from zero. And that's how it happened. We knew that such a long stage, with many little ascents, would suit us a bit better, but I wasn't really thinking about contesting the victory, never mind taking it. Our team's strategy today was just staying with the top contenders and having all team-mates taking care of Mikel and myself. Sadly, that crash split the bunch, Mikel and other team-mates were also involved later on, and the team told me to stay there at the front and give it a try if I could."

- News: Molano suspended by UAE Team Emirates during Giro d'Italia after internal testing. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian leaves the race after 'seemingly unusual physiological results'.

- News: Viviani unrepentant after sprint punishment. (Cyclingnews) - Italian may leave Giro early after points classification penalty.

- Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First): "I have the impression that it’s more of a classic Giro, in that there’s long stages and some really big mountain stages in terms of the amount of climbing. The second half of a Grand Tour, the narrative is completely different, guys start to get tired, there’s just this sense of apathy and when you have that it turns into opportunities for the opportunists."

- Charly Wegelius (EF Education First sports director): "The last week of the Giro is always the big crescendo, but the geography of Italy and the way the race is designed means it’s much more varied. It’s not like in the Tour de France where you have blocks of flat days and then you arrive in the Pyrenees and then the Alps. In Italy there can be something hiding behind every corner."

- News: A day of two crashes sees Geoghegan Hart lose ground at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Briton concedes 1:28 after crashing in finale in Orbetello.

- News: Trek-Segafredo DS regrets Moschetti's lost opportunity in Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Italian debutant moves up a spot to fourth on stage 3 after Viviani's relegation.

- News: 'If they want trouble, they have it with finishes like this' say Deceuninck. (Cyclingnews) - Viviani chooses silence after stage win is awarded to Gaviria.

- News: Stage 3 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Quotes from Gaviria, Ewan, Roglic and Viviani before his relegation.

- News: Gaviria says Viviani deserved to win Giro d'Italia stage 3. (Cyclingnews) - Italian national champion relegation nets Gaviria win.

- News: Geoghegan Hart and Sivakov enact GC leader tricks at Giro d’Italia. (Cyclingnews) - 'The goal was to try to keep our GC position' says DS Portal.

- Results: Gaviria wins Giro d'Italia stage 3 as Viviani relegated in sprint. (Cyclingnews) - Chaotic sprint overturned by jury as Roglic keeps race lead.

- Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) won Stage 3.  Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) retained the overall race lead.

- Christian Poemer, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe after Stage 3: "We were very motivated and were ready to support Pascal 100 per cent. Due to the winds today we also rode offensively and I have to say that the guys did a superb job. We would have almost reached our goal on this stage, but today the other sprinters were either faster or had a little more luck. But one can’t win all the time in cycling. Tomorrow’s stage doesn’t quite suit Pascal, with its uphill finish, however we’ll have another attempt to take a victory on the stage afterwards. He is currently in good form and I am confident that we will be able to notch up another win."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 3: "I think that we did a good job, but in the end my timing didn’t work out and I went too early into the headwind. Given these circumstances, we can be happy with a third place. But there are still more stages to come, where we can hopefully put up a good fight."

- News: Ackermann quickly proves he deserved Bora's Giro d’Italia sprint spot. (Cyclingnews) - 'I’m happy because I’m living my dream as a cyclist' says Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter.

- News: Roglic gives nothing away at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Slovenian finds no taker for maglia rosa on opening road stage.

- News: Ewan disappointed not to finish off Lotto Soudal's lead-out. (Cyclingnews) - 'The team rode perfectly but I didn't do my job perfectly'.

- News: Viviani regrets moment of hesitation in first 2019 Giro d'Italia sprint. (Cyclingnews) - Italian National Champion forced to settle for second.

- Jens Zemke, Sports Director, Bora-Hansgrohe: "This is a good start to the Giro. Two years ago we took that memorable stage with Lukas Pöstlberger and then last year Sam Bennett won multiple stages, and now this year, we've notched up Pascal's first Grand Tour victory. It is a well deserved win. The team rode in the front the whole time, controlled the breakaway well and did a great lead out. We are all super happy about this fantastic result."

- Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) following his Stage 2 victory: "I'm incredibly happy to have won here. Even though I meet my competitors like Caleb Ewan and Elia Viviani at other races, it is special to have taken the win here at the Giro. Of course there is more pressure to win at a Grand Tour and that is why I am so happy. It was my first chance for a win and we accomplished our goal. It is also very special to me to have won wearing the German championship jersey."

- Results: Ackermann wins Giro d'Italia stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - German beats Viviani and Ewan in sprint.

- Pascal Ackermann (BORA-hansgrohe) won Stage 2.  Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) remains overall leader.

- News: Nibali: There's not much room for allies in this Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Italian responds to Yates after pre-race bravado.

- News: Nishimura misses time cut in Giro d'Italia opener. (Cyclingnews) - Japanese rider over four minutes behind Roglic.

- News: Viviani warns of tough finish to 'flat' stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - Italian sprinter reveals he's done recon ride of Corsa Rosa's first road stage.

- News: Top 10 for Mollema and blue jersey for Ciccone after bike swaps on Giro's opening stage. (Cyclingnews) - Switch to road bikes for uphill section of TT pays off for Trek-Segafredo riders.

- News: Geoghegan Hart takes seventh place on Giro's opening time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Briton is Team Ineos' best-placed rider on 'leader-less' squad.

- News: Dumoulin puts brave face on time loss at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Sunweb leader sheds 28 seconds to Roglic on opening stage.

- News: Roglic coy on possible maglia rosa defence strategy in Giro d’Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Slovenian wasn't expecting to gain such a big margin on rivals in opening TT.

- News: Landa rues big time loss in opening TT. (Cyclingnews) - Zakarin, Formolo and Jungels also perform below-par as GC battle begins on stage 1.

- News: Roglic’s Giro d’Italia rivals vow to bounce back after Bologna TT. (Cyclingnews) - Yates best of the rest as Nibali criticises Briton’s pre-race bravado.

- News: Unzue: Landa is in best pre-Grand Tour shape ever. (Cyclingnews) - Basque rider aiming to 'win and lead Giro in final week.'.

- More from Fabrizio Guidi: "I grew up with the Giro, watching it on TV with my father and my uncle and brother. We had one TV and we would meet as a family and watch it together.  Some of us would support one rider, some would support another. As a child it was fascinating to see the energy that people put into watching this sport."

- Fabrizio Guidi ( EF Education First directeur sportif) talks Italian dining: "Tignanello wine and fiorentina are good together, but I think my favourite wine is Sassicaia and my favourite dish is Catalana di Scampi — but they don’t go together.  Scampi has to be eaten with a white wine."

- Stage 1 ITT Top 20 Results:

Rank Name Time
YATES Simon Philip
NIBALI Vincenzo
DE PLUS Laurens
CARUSO Damiano
CARTHY Hugh John
12’ 54”
13’ 13”
13’ 17”
13’ 22”
13’ 22”
13’ 27”
13’ 29”
13’ 29”
13’ 33”
13’ 34”
13’ 36”
13’ 39”
13’ 40”
13’ 41”
13’ 41”
13’ 41”
13’ 44”
13’ 44”
13’ 47”
13’ 47”


- Jens Zemke (Bora-Hansgrohe) after Stage 1: "We can be very satisfied with Rafal’s result. He impressed over the last few weeks. He was completely focused on the Giro, and confirmed that in an emphatic way today. A good start is important at the Giro in order to keep the moral high within the whole team. Tomorrow we’ll have our first chance for a victory with Pascal, and having a good start today was an important step in our Giro campaign."

- Results: Roglic gets first taste of the Maglia Rosa. (RCS) - .

- Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) won Stage 1 and is first leader in the general classification.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following the Stage 1 ITT where he placed 6th: "This was a good start to the Giro. It’s important to be up there from the beginning, and we were able to achieve that today. I paced my efforts well, and didn’t go 100 per cent in the first part, and so was able to put in a solid effort on the climb. My form is good, and now we just need some luck to get through the next three weeks as we’ve planned. But a solid start is already done and dusted."

- Stage 1 Individual Time Trial Start Order and Times here.

- Ticker and tracking LIVE here. (select from English, IT, FR, ES)

- News: Bologna TT a fight for every second – Preview. (Cyclingnews) - The 2.1km climb to San Luca will give a painful but dramatic start to the 20129 Corsa Rosa.

- News: Simon Yates: I'm the number one favourite for the Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - 'We have the same plan as the Vuelta and I came out on top' says climber.

- News: Giro d'Italia favourites to start TT early to avoid thunderstorms. (Cyclingnews) - Dumoulin to start first at 16:50 CET, Yates goes third last at 19:43.

- News: Ewan looks to transform pressure into success in Giro d'Italia sprints. (Cyclingnews) - 'We can compete against the best if we do our own thing' says Lotto Soudal leader.

- News: Nibali ready to shoulder hopes of a nation at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - 'I want to feel that emotion of winning again,' says Sicilian.

- Results: Giro d'Italia Results.

- Photos: Giro d'Italia Photos.

- Art: Giro d'Italia Art.

- News: Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates has 'deep passion' to try to win race. (BBC Sport) - .

- News: Viviani aiming to rule the roost in Giro d'Italia sprints. (Cyclingnews) - Reigning National Champion targets second points jersey in Giro.

- News: Sivakov and Geoghegan Hart have freedom to try 'crazy things' at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Road will decide Team Ineos leadership as duo take reins in Bernal's absence.

- News: Dumoulin: I'll race my heart out at the Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - 'I have a feeling I'm in good condition' says 2017 winner.

- News: Roglic 'not worried' about starting Giro d'Italia in top form. (Cyclingnews) - Slovenian aiming to continue unbroken run of 2019 success.

- News: Mareczko, Ten Dam and Ventoso line up for CCC Team at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - All eight riders will have freedom to try for stage wins.

- News: EF Education First name opportunist Giro d'Italia squad. (Cyclingnews) - Bennett, Caicedo to make Grand Tour debuts.

- EF Education First squad for the 2019 Giro d'Italia:

Sean Bennett
Jonathan Caicedo
Joe Dombrowski
Matti Breschel
Hugh Carthy
Tanel Kangert
Sacha Modolo
Nate Brown

- Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First) talked food before the start of the race: "I did the Giro two or three years ago with Bettiol and Fabrizio and in one of the stages around Florence they basically got this special delivery for us of Fiorentina from, according to them, the best butcher in Italy.  There’s this knowledge and pride around the food in Italy that I don’t think I’ve seen anywhere else in the world."

- Note: The Giro d'Italia Teams Presentation will be streamed LIVE Thursday starting at 9:30pm CET (3:30pm U.S. Eastern).  We'll post live streams for the event.

- Photos: 2019 Giro d'Italia Pre-Race Press Conference Photos.

- News: Giro d'Italia 2019: The ambush stages. (Cyclingnews) - Shining a light on where the 2019 Corsa Rosa could be lost.

- News: Gallopin and Vuillermoz headline AG2R La Mondiale for Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - French WorldTour team line-up also features Warbasse, Gastauer and Dupont.

- News: Teams to race in Zwift exhibition prologue ahead of Giro d’Italia 2019. (Cyclingweekly) - The opening time trial will also be unveiled as a new virtual route on the first day of the Grand Tour.

- News: Mollema leads the line for Trek-Segafredo at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Brambilla, Ciccone, Clarke and Irizar to support Dutch climber.

- LIVE stream here and here.  (Italian/English, Official)

- LIVE video here.  (Italian/English, Eurosport)

- LIVE video here.  (Rai Sport, geo-restricted)

- LIVE video here.  (Eitb, geo-restricted)

- Start List here (2019 start list to come).

- Trek-Segafredo roster announced for the 2019 Giro d'Italia:

Bauke Mollema (NED)
Gianluca Brambilla (ITA)
Giulio Ciccone (ITA)
Will Clarke (AUS)
Nicola Conci (ITA)
Michael Gogl (AUT)
Markel Irizar (ESP)
Matteo Moschetti (ITA)

- Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo): "I am looking forward to my third Giro. My preparations have gone well and I am confident that I have a strong team around me to help me and push me to my highest level."

- Gabriele Missaglia (CCC Team sports director): "For us, the first goal of this year's Giro d'Italia will be to race aggressively and try to win a stage. I think we have a well-rounded rider roster that can look to make the most out of every stage and try to go in the important breakaways. While we don't have any of the favorites on our line-up, I am confident in the team and its ability to fight for stage wins. As well as fighting for stage wins, Víctor de la Parte and Laurens ten Dam will have the chance to see what they can do on the General Classification and I think both riders have prepared well for the next three weeks of racing."

- News: Vincenzo Nibali: The Giro d'Italia will be a real fight but that's why I love it. (Cyclingnews) - Sicilian flies flag for Italy in pivotal moment of Grand Tour career.

- News: O'Connor aiming high once more at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Q&A with Dimension Data's Corsa Rosa hopeful.

- News: Aimlessness or opportunity? Analysing Team Ineos' Giro d'Italia line-up. (Cyclingnews) - Bernal's absence an undoubted blow but leaves youthful squad with freedom to shine.

- News: 10 riders to watch at the 2019 Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Dumoulin, Nibali, Roglic and Simon Yates lead list of GC favourites.

- News: O'Connor and Nizzolo to lead Dimension Data at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Renshaw to take on leadout role for Nizzolo.

- News: Jungels and Viviani lead Deceuninck-QuickStep at Giro d’Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Belgian team target GC and sprint stages.

- News: Team Ineos announce Giro d’Italia squad after Bernal's injury. (Cyclingnews) - Dunbar and Sosa added to the roster as Moscon misses out.

- News: Majka to lead Bora-Hansgrohe Giro d'Italia - News Shorts. (Cyclingnews) - Mollema will lead Trek-Segafredo, Israel Cycling Academy support Cimolai.

- Marc Reef (Team Sunweb sports director): "We once again head to the Giro d'Italia with the ambition of delivering a good result in the overall classification and continuing on from the team's strong performances at the race in recent years. The route for this year's Giro is one of the toughest there has been and there are no easy days, so we expect it to be a really tough battle in the overall. The time trials are of course important for us and we hope to be able to gain some time there. We’ll also bring Tom into a good position for the tricky stages in the mountains, and look for opportunities to gain time there. We’re confident that this is a strong configuration of riders to support the team's GC goal, and after a good preparation period, we’re all looking forward to getting things underway in Bologna."

- News: Bahrain-Merida name team to support Nibali at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Bahrain-Merida captain 'ready to start this great adventure'.

- News: Lopez leads strong Astana team in Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Ion Izagirre and Bilbao to support Colombian in Grand Tour victory bid.

- News: Landa, Carapaz and Amador to lead Movistar at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Team look to multiple leaders for overall bid.

- CCC Team for the Giro d'Italia:

Amaro Antunes (POR)
Josef Černý (CZE)
Víctor de la Parte (ESP)
Kamil Gradek (POL)
Jakub Mareczko (ITA)
Łukasz Owsian (POL)
Laurens ten Dam (NED)
Francisco Ventoso (ESP)
Sports Directors: Gabriele Missaglia (ITA), Fabio Baldato (ITA)

- Team Dimension Data roster for the Giro d'Italia:

Giacomo Nizzolo
Ben O'Connor
Enrico Gasparotto
Ryan Gibbons
Danilo Wyss
Mark Renshaw
Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier
Scott Davies

- Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Dimension Data): "Like with every year the Giro d’Italia is one of the biggest goals of the season (for me). Of course, I will try to go for victory in some stages as well as from a team perspective target a good result in the GC. It looks like this year, more than ever, that there are a lot of competitors particularly in the sprints but I’m ready to fight, and I feel ready to target those stage wins.  Racing in Italy for an Italian rider is always special so I’m really looking forward to racing on the Italian roads and seeing a lot of fans supporting us over the course of the three weeks."

- Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates): "In the first part of the Giro, the stages will offer sprinters a good number of opportunities. As often happens in the Giro, there will be no straightforward stages, so even we sprinters, and our teams, will always have to fight for the sprint finish. The goal is to make the most of the opportunities to compete in sprints.  It will be very difficult to fight for the points classification, because the second part of the Giro will be almost exclusively for the climbers."

- Movistar Team lineup for the 2019 Giro d'Italia:

Andrey Amador
Richard Carapaz
Héctor Carretero
Mikel Landa
Lluís Mas
Antonio Pedrero
José Joaquín Rojas
Jasha Sütterlin
Sports directors: Chente García Acosta and Maximilian Sciandri

- News: Unfinished business for Simon Yates at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Mitchelton-Scott name team to support Briton at Italian Grand Tour.

- News: Dunbar set to make Giro d'Italia debut after Yorkshire showing. (Cyclingnews) - Irish rider to take spot left vacant by Bernal.

- News: Gaviria relishing leadership role for Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian sprinter steps up in previous GC hopeful Aru's absence.

- News: Roglic: Romandie victory was 'perfect preparation for the Giro'. (Cyclingnews) - Jumbo-Visma leader continues stunning season with another stage-race win.

- News: Viviani confident he will be ready for Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Italian champion withdrew from Tour de Romandie with influenza.

- News: Tough decisions for Team Ineos after Bernal’s Giro d’Italia miss. (Cyclingnews) - Moscon also out of Giro squad for unknown reason.

- News: From the Spanish Sierras to the Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - How an altitude training camp forms the backbone of team preparation for the Giro d'Italia.

- Mitchelton-Scott lineup for the 2019 Giro d'Italia:

Jack Bauer (NZL, 34)
Brent Bookwalter (USA, 35)
Esteban Chaves (COL, 29)
Luke Durbridge (AUS, 28)
Lucas Hamilton (AUS, 23)
Chris Juul-Jensen (DEN, 29)
Mikel Nieve (SPA, 34)
Simon Yates (GBR, 26)

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott): "I wanted to go back to the Giro, that’s what’s driving me at the moment, and that’s what I have the passion to get out of bed for every morning.  I’m approaching the Giro the same way I would do any other race. I am, more or less, always in a leadership role within the team and I really like to try to win every race I start, so for me it’s just business as usual.  There are many strong rivals, it’s a very packed field. I wouldn’t really like to single out anyone, I think they are all very strong and a lot of them have already won week-long races this year."

- News: Retro Giro d'Italia: Marco Pantani on the Mortirolo - Gallery. (Cyclingnews) - Looking back 25 years to when Il Pirata first took flight.

- News: Egan Bernal out of Giro d’Italia after collarbone break. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian injured in training crash.

- News: Tom Dumoulin: I can name five riders who could win the Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - 2017 champion counts himself among the favourites but warns 'I'm not the big guy'.

- News: Alejandro Valverde out of Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Road race world champion still recovering from training crash.

- Bob Jungels (Quickstep): "It’s quite an interesting course, especially for those that are strong in the time trials. The first week doesn’t seem to be that hard at first, but some of the stages look unpredictable. There aren’t many where you can say that a climber or a sprinter will definitely win, and so they will be a gamble, which is the kind of racing that I like.  That’s the great thing about the Giro – it isn’t such a controlled race as say something like the Tour – and that suits me, especially as the route is open, with tough climbs as Gavia and Mortirolo, but also almost 60 kilometers of time trialling."

- Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) will ride the Giro d'Italia: "Together with the management, directors and coaches of UAE Team Emirates, we decided that I should participate in the 2019 Giro d’Italia.  With great pleasure, I will return to the roads of the Giro d’Italia, which I feel a special relationship with. With the 2017 Giro, my career took its international dimension.  The points classification jersey and the four stage victories lifted me into the elite sprinters’ group. Those were beautiful and very important moments for me, the thought of having the chance to relive them is exciting."

- Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quickstep) to ride the Giro: "I love the Giro, it’s a beautiful and challenging race which always forces you to push beyond your limits, and I love the fans who cheer for us and give such a warm welcome every single time, making it an unforgettable and overwhelming experience. That’s why I am beyond excited to return there in May together with the Wolfpack, discover new towns and climbs, and hopefully help enhance our palmares."

- News: From fan to favourite: Primoz Roglic's Giro d'Italia journey. (Cyclingnews) - Exclusive interview with Slovenian ahead of career-first Grand Tour leadership role.

- News: Team Sunweb name squad to back Dumoulin at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Oomen, Haga, Hamilton, Hindley and Power in eight-rider roster.

- News: Kuss to replace Gesink in Jumbo-Visma's Giro d'Italia squad. (Cyclingnews) - US rider to swap California for Giro.

- Marc Reef (Team Sunweb coach): "Good training and preparation plans mean that we head to Italy in the best possible condition. The guys have had a good few blocks at altitude and some more racing in their legs over the past couple of days. Now we’re all really looking forward to heading to Bologna to kick off our Grand Tour season on what we hope will be a great note."

- Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb), who will replace Wilco Kelderman on the Giro roster, had this to say: "Originally I would have done the Tour this year but things changed lately. It’s unfortunate that Wilco can’t do the Giro and it’s hard to replace him, but I will try my best and I’m happy to be there for the team with Tom as our designated leader; he deserves the best support. It’s likely that it will be a different kind of Giro for me compared to last year, with a different kind of approach. But the Giro is a beautiful race and we will make the best out of it together."

- Giro d'Italia on TV broadcasters:

- FuboTV - USA & Canada
- Caracol TV - Colombia
- DAZN - Japan
- Eitb (Basque) - Spain
- ESPN - Latin America
- Eurosport - Europe
- L'Equipe - France
- RAI 2, Rai Sport - Italy
- Rsi La2 - Switzerland
- SKY Sport - New Zealand
- Supersport - South Africa
- TDN - Mexico

- Timetables for 2019 Giro d'Italia stages are now posted.  See full stage table below.

- News: Velon and EY launch new VelonLive data-tracking system. (Cyclingnews) - Fans able to access extra rider data via new app and website. - Note: This system should be launched in time for the start of the 2019 Giro d'Italia.

- Preview: Giro d'Italia 2019: The Essential Guide. (Cyclingnews) - A detailed look at the route and riders to watch for the 102nd edition of the Corsa Rosa.

- Team Sunweb roster for the 2019 Giro d'Italia:

Jan Bakelants (BEL)
Tom Dumoulin (NED)
Chad Haga (USA)
Chris Hamilton (AUS)
Jai Hindley (AUS)
Sam Oomen (NED)
Robert Power (AUS)
Louis Vervaeke (BEL)
Michiel Elijzen (NED)
Marc Reef (NED)
Matt Winston (GBR)

- Marc Reef, Team Sunweb sports director: "This year we look to replicate our successes of the previous years, heading to Italy with the same ambitions and focus for the overall classification. Everybody has an important and specific role in our plan and we have selected what we believe is the strongest configuration of riders to support our primary season goal; to ultimately get Tom into the best possible position to achieve a solid GC result for the team.  We bring Chad and Louis to guide Tom through the stage’s early difficulties and our young Australian guns for the tougher days. We’ll benefit from Jan’s experience and quality in the hectic and explosive finals and we have Sam, who we expect to grow into the race to bring support on the key stages that come in week two and three."

- News: Copeland: Nibali has never been better this close to a Grand Tour. (Cyclingnews) - Bahrain-Merida manager full of praise for Italian's Liege performance.

- News: Valverde's Giro d'Italia participation in doubt after training crash. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard suffered bone edema in sacrum ahead of Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

- News: Ewan and Campenaerts named in Lotto Soudal's squad. (Cyclingnews) - Belgian WorldTour team's line-up also features De Gendt, Hansen and Vanendert.

- News: Pozzovivo confident he'll start Giro d'Italia after Fleche Wallonne crash. (Cyclingnews) - Italian to miss Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Tour de Romandie.

- News: Jumbo-Visma name Giro d'Italia team to support Roglic. (Cyclingnews) - Gesink, De Plus, Van Emden and Tolhoek feature in line-up.

- 2019 Giro d'Italia stage schedule/times:

Stage 1 ITT - Saturday, May 11
Start at 16:50 CET, 10:50am ET
Finish at 20:00 CET, 2:00pm ET

Stage 2 - Sunday, May 12
Start at 12:10 CET, 6:10am ET
Finish at 17:13 CET, 11:13am ET

Stage 3 - Monday, May 13
Start at 12:09 CET, 6:09am ET
Finish at 17:14 CET, 11:14am ET

Stage 4 - Tuesday, May 14
Start at 11:15 CET, 5:15am ET
Finish at 17:14 CET, 11:14am ET

Stage 5 - Wednesday, May 15
Start at 13:55 CET, 7:55am ET
Finish at 17:11 CET, 11:11am ET

Stage 6 - Thursday, May 16
Start at 11:20 CET, 5:20am ET
Finish at 17:14 CET, 11:14am ET

Stage 7 - Friday, May 17
Start at 12:25 CET, 6:25am ET
Finish at 17:11 CET, 11:11am ET

Stage 8 - Saturday, May 18
Start at 11:15 CET, 5:15am ET
Finish at 17:15 CET, 11:15am ET

Stage 9 ITT - Sunday, May 19
Start at 13:15 CET, 7:15am ET
Finish at 17:15 CET, 11:15am ET

Rest Day - Monday, May 20

Stage 10 - Tuesday, May 21
Start at 13:45 CET, 7:45am ET
Finish at 17:13 CET, 11:13am ET

Stage 11 - Wednesday, May 22
Start at 11:55 CET, 5:55am ET
Finish at 17:14 CET, 11:14am ET

Stage 12 - Thursday, May 23
Start at 13:10 CET, 7:10am ET
Finish at 17:12 CET, 11:12am ET

Stage 13 - Friday, May 24
Start at 11:30 CET, 5:30am ET
Finish at 17:11 CET, 11:11am ET

Stage 14 - Saturday, May 25
Start at 13:10 CET, 7:10am ET
Finish at 17:14 CET, 11:14am ET

Stage 15 - Sunday, May 26
Start at 11:15 CET, 5:15am ET
Finish at 17:13 CET, 11:13am ET

Rest Day - Monday, May 27

Stage 16 - Tuesday, May 28
Start at 10:30 CET, 4:30am ET
Finish at 17:14 CET, 11:14am ET

Stage 17 - Wednesday, May 29
Start at 12:20 CET, 6:20am ET
Finish at 17:11 CET, 11:11am ET

Stage 18 - Thursday, May 30
Start at 12:00 CET, 6:00am ET
Finish at 17:13 CET, 11:13am ET

Stage 19 - Friday, May 31
Start at 12:55 CET, 6:55am ET
Finish at 17:10 CET, 11:10am ET

Stage 20 - Saturday, June 1
Start at 11:05 CET, 5:05am ET
Finish at 17:13 CET, 11:13am ET

Stage 21 ITT - Sunday, June 2
Start at 13:40 CET, 7:40am ET
Finish at 17:15 CET, 11:15am ET

- Team Sunweb's Sam Oomen will replace Wilco Kelderman at the Giro d'Italia.  Said team directeur sportif Marc Reef: "The Giro is our primary season goal and with the inclusion of Sam we aim to send the best possible team to Italy. Sam will head to high altitude camp to maximise the final weeks before we head to Bologna. He will have the opportunity to grow into the race, where we are confident he will be up there in support towards the end of week two and three. Last year he was super strong also finishing 9th himself in the GC; the focus this year will be to bring support in the key stages."

- News: Giro d'Italia to start in Budapest in 2020. (Cyclingnews) - Hungary's Magyar territory to hold three stages of Italian Grand Tour.

- News: Kelderman ruled out of Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Sunweb rider must wear a neck brace for five weeks.

- News: Chaves to support Simon Yates at Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian continues comeback trail following long lay-off.

- News: 2020 Giro d'Italia to visit Rivolto military base. (Cyclingnews) - Stage to honour 60th anniversary of acrobatic aero squad Frecce Tricolori.

- News: Geraint Thomas insists he's not racing the Giro d'Italia despite Pinarello speculation. (Cyclingnews) - Welshman reiterates his plans to defend Tour de France title.

- News: Geraint Thomas to skip Giro d'Italia in favour of Tour de France title defence. (Cyclingnews) - 'Maybe I'll race it next year' says Team Sky leader.

- News: Sicily in line to host Grande Partenza of 2021 Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Regional government allocates funding to revamped Giro di Sicilia for next three years.

- Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won 3 stages at the 2018 Giro d'Italia and spent 13 days in the maglia rosa (pink jersey).  He will return to the Giro in 2019 hoping to win the overall this time: "I’m looking forward to returning to the Giro d’Italia (in 2019). It’s a race I have great memories from but one which also left a bitter taste in my mouth so I want to go back to try to finish the job off.  The Giro is always an extremely difficult race and (the 2019 edition), with three time trials, it’s maybe not perfectly suited to me but we will still give it a real go and see what we can achieve."

- Art: 2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 Gallery.  (by Greig Leach)

- Art: 2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 20 Gallery.  (by Greig Leach)

- Art: 2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 19 Gallery.  (by Greig Leach)

- Photos: 2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 21 Photos

- When does Giro d'Italia Stage 1 start? Full details to come...

- Details for the 2019 Giro d'Italia route here.

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- Photos: Giro d'Italia Photos.

- Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the 2018 Giro d'Italia.

- The 2019 Giro d'Italia is being held May 11-June 2.

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- For the 15th consecutive year, you can follow the Giro d'Italia live on cyclingfans.com.

- Recent Giro d'Italia winners:

2019: Richard Carapaz
2018: Chris Froome
2017: Tom Dumoulin
2016: Vincenzo Nibali
2015: Alberto Contador
2014: Nairo Quintana
2013: Vincenzo Nibali
2012: Ryder Hesjedal
2011: Michele Scarponi
2010: Ivan Basso
2009: Denis Menchov
2008: Alberto Contador
2007: Danilo Di Luca
2006: Ivan Basso
2005: Paolo Savoldelli
2004: Damiano Cunego
2003: Gilberto Simoni
2002: Paolo Savoldelli
2001: Gilberto Simoni
2000: Stefano Garzelli
1999: Ivan Gotti
1998: Marco Pantani

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- Welcome to our live coverage guide for the 2019 Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy or Tour d'Italie en direct) .

2019 Giro d'Italia LIVE
May 11-June 2, Italy
Official Website
Start List

Stage 21 starts at 1:45pm CET
(7:45am U.S. Eastern)

Finish at around 5:15pm CET
(11:15am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 1:30pm CET
(7:30am U.S. Eastern)

 Bologna weather

Giro d'Italia Live Coverage

Live video streaming:

 More Giro broadcasters to come before the race start.

Links to come as available

(Fubo TV in HD, English)
(U.S.A. and Canada)
(Free trial.)

(Eurosport live stream)
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(-- Eastern)

(Rai Sport 2 live stream)

(gazzetta.it live stream)
(Gazzetta TV is now geo-restricted)

(May be geo-restricted)

- more links to come -

(watch Giro d'Italia online)


Live audio streaming:

(Listen online)

Radio Tour graphics:

(Not active for time trial stages)

Live tickers:

(live profile, tracking and tickers in multiple languages)


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TourTracker (Apple)
TourTracker (Android)

News and photos:

(cycling news)
Yahoo photo gallery (AP/AFP)

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2019 Giro d'Italia LIVE coverage: live streams, live tickers, live tracking.  15th consecutive year at CF!  At cyclingfans.com, you can watch and follow the Giro live from your desktop computers, tablets (including iPad, Samsung), smartphones (iPhone, Android) and other devices.  If you have problems, contact me via email or Twitter. - Pete
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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) meets with the media two days before the start of the 2019 Giro d'Italia.
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Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at a pre-race press conference in Bologna
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Miguel Angel "Superman" Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at a pre-race press conference
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2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 20 art: Flashback: The penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia was all about protecting the leader jersey to secure overall victory in Rome the next day; Team Sky's Chris Froome, left, and Wout Poels can begin celebrating.  Art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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Chris Froome (Team Sky) shows his Giro d'Italia winner's trophy for the photographers in Rome as Alberto Contador looks on.
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2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 20 art: Having grabbed the overall race lead the previous day, Chris Froome (Team Sky) wore the pink jersey in Stage 20, surrounded by riders from Tom Dumoulin's Team Sunweb.  Art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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The final podium of the 2018 Giro d'Italia: Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb, second), Chris Froome (Team Sky, winner) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Team, third).
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2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 19 art: Flashback: On Stage 19 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, Chris Froome (Team Sky) attacked, went for broke and climbed into the pink jersey.  Art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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2018 Giro final stage flashback: With overall victory assured, Chris Froome and his Team Sky teammates were able to take a moment to celebrate during the final stage.
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2018 Giro d'Italia Stage 19 art: Flashback - Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) was in the pink jersey but for how long?  Art by Greig Leach.  More The Art of Cycling -
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Giro winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) speaks with Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), second overall, as they ride during the final stage of the 2018 race.
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The final stage of the 2018 Giro d'Italia was won by Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) in Rome.
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Former Giro winner Alberto Contador congratulates Chris Froome after the finish of the 2018 Giro d'Italia.
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In 2018, the final stage of the Giro d'Italia was held in Rome and retired pro Alberto Contador made an appearance at the race.
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The race went right by the Coliseum in Rome during the final stage of the 2018 Giro.
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2018 Giro d'Italia winner Chris Froome and his Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford celebrated the victory with champagne during the final stage.
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Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the 2018 Giro d'Italia.
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Additional notes from the 2018 Giro d'Italia

- Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef: "We came with the confidence that we could fight for the podium and we leave with just that, so we can be very proud of what we have achieved here. The team have had a fantastic three weeks and it's been a great experience for us to be the defending team for the first time in our history. The work that we saw from each of the guys was fantastic, and the dedication to our shared goal was untold, both with riders as well as staff. Taking two top 10 finishes in a Grand Tour is a brilliant result, and although we would have liked the win, we leave Rome feeling super proud of what we have achieved in Italy."

- Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb) following the 2018 Giro d'Italia: "I'm proud of myself, proud of the team and proud of Tom. I had the job to be deep in the final with Tom so that automatically caused me to be up there in the GC. After my work with Tom I rode my own pace to the finish which meant that I was in the top 15, that's what I had expected to achieve here. This last week was amazing and I managed to jump up into the top 10 which is really incredible for me, alongside Tom's place on the podium."

- Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) after the 2018 Giro d'Italia: "I am super proud of myself and the team. We've got a superb three weeks behind us and we tried everything that we could to take the win. This is by far the heaviest Grand Tour I have ever raced so I can definitely live with my second place. I'm really happy; we did everything well, the team work was great and I'm very thankful for everything that the guys did for me. We rode brilliantly over these three weeks and I'm super proud of what we have achieved. We couldn't have done anything differently so we can leave being really happy with second overall."

- Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Merida) following the final stage: "Today's aim was the win, unfortunately we did not take it, but we worked very well as we did always in this Giro.  We can be happy with the results achieved"

- Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida): "My plan was to be in the top five and fight for the podium if possible. I was able to be third overall for many days and I lost it only because of a bad day. I've always tried to take a stage win too, I did not succeed, but rivals like a super Yates in the first weeks prevented me to do it."

- Bahrain-Merida Sports Director Alberto Volpi: "I'm happy for the great job done by everybody. Thank you to my colleagues Sports Directors, to the staff and to the guys. I'm very satisfied with our incredible performances here at Giro 2018."