Giro d'Italia - Betting Odds, Event Details, History and Records



Date: 2024.05.04 - 2023.05.26
Contest: CYCLING
Location: Italy



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The Giro d'Italia is the second most prestigious bicycle race after Tour de France. The race is annually held in Italy and involves multiple stages. Like Tour de France, it is a three-week competition and it is one of the three Grand Tours in the UCI World Tour.


Giro dItalia is one of the biggest bicycle races in the world and it takes place in the month of May.  Bet on it!History:

The Giro d'Italia was started after the impressive response that Tour de France received in its initial years. The success that L'Auto got with the launch of the Tour de France inspired the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport to hold a separate race on its own. That's how the concept of Giro d'Italia was conceived.

The Inaugural edition of the race was held in 1909. Until now, the Giro d'Italia has been held continuously with the breaks of the two world wars. A total of 105 editions of the prestigious bicycle race have been held till now.


Triple Crown of Cycling:

It is also one of the three major bicycle racing events that form the Triple Crown of Cycling. It denotes the achievement of winning the Giro, the Tour de France, and the UCI Road World Championships in a single season.


Time Frame, Length, and Scheduling:

The Giro d'Italia involves 21 stages and is held over 23-24 days, with two to three rest days in between. Traditionally, the race has been scheduled in the month of May, with an early June finish to the second biggest bicycle racing event in the world. Riders cover a total of 2448 kilometers in their 21-day long journey.


Classifications:

In total, there are 21 stages involved in the Giro d'Italia. Each stage has separate points, and winning a particular stage is praised as a significant achievement. Moreover, there are multiple classifications in Giro d'Italia. These classifications are based on different aspects of a racer's performance. The classifications include the following:

General classification
Mountains classification
Points classification
Young rider classification
Team classifications
Minor classifications


Current Champion:

Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic won the 2023 edition of Giro d'Italia.


Past Winners:

Over the years, Italian cyclists have done wonderfully well at the Giro d'Italia. There are multiple cyclists who have won the Giro d'Italia more than once. Following is the list of some of the most successful cyclists at Giro d'Italia.

Alfredo Binda:

The Italian road cyclist from the 1920s and 1930s has won a total of 5 titles at the Giro d'Italia. He won titles in 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1933.

Fausto Coppi:

Fausto Coppi is another professional road cyclist who dominated the Giro d'Italia during the 1940s and 1950s. He won titles in 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, and 1953.

Eddy Merckx:

Among the leading cyclists at Giro d'Italia, Eddy Merckx is the only non-Italian. The Belgian cyclist also won 5 Giro d'Italia titles during the 1960s and 1970s. His victories came in 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, and 1974.

Other than these top names, a number of cyclists have won multiple races at the Giro d'Italia. In recent years, only Vincenzo Nibali has won Giro d'Italia twice. He won the races in 2013 and 2016.


Reigning Champion - Jai Hindley:

Jai Hindley is the current champion of the Giro d'Italia. He won the 2022 Giro d'Italia race while competing for UCI WorldTeam Bora Hansgrohe.


2024 Giro d'Italia:

The next Giro d'Italia is scheduled to take place between May 4th and May 26th of 2024.

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