Giro 2017: Favourites

Giro d'Italia 2017: FavouritesThe 100th Giro d’Italia was headlined by Nairo Quintana and Vincenzo Nibali, yet the field was much more impressive than that. Other strong contenders were Geraint Thomas, Thibaut Pinot, Adam Yates, Ilnur Zakarin, Steven Kruijswijk, Tejay van Garderen and, of course, the winner Tom Dumoulin. Ewan, Greipel and Gaviria were the fast men, with Gaviria winning four stages. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the overall contenders or click links in underneath scheme for the favourites to win individual stages. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race.

Favourites 2017 Giro d’Italia – per stage:

Date Favourites Length Type
1 Fr 5-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 1 Sprint for maglia rosa 206.0 km flat
2 Sa 6-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 2 Sprinter, attacker, or fast descender 221.0 km hills
3 Su 7-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 3 Sprint fest in Cagliari 148.0 km flat
Mo 8-5 Rest day
4 Tu 9-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 4 Climb to pink 181.0 km mountains
5 We 10-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 5 Sprint from Sicily…? 159.0 km hills, flat finish
6 Th 11-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 6 Power to the punchers 217.0 km finish uphill
7 Fr 12-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 7 Fast men’s fury 224.0 km flat
8 Sa 13-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 8 Puncheurs with good descending skills 189.0 km hills, flat start
9 Su 14-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 9 Thoroughbred climber on Blockhaus 139.0 km mountain finish
Mo 15-5 Rest day
10 Tu 16-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 10 Perfect day for Tom Dumoulin 39.8 km ITT, hills
11 We 17-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 11 Chance for fast descenders 161.0 km hills
12 Th 18-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 12 Back to the fast men 234.0 km hills, flat finish
13 Fr 19-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 13 Sprinters battle it out in Tortona 167.0 km flat
14 Sa 20-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 14 Climber for Oropa trophy 131.0 km mountain finish
15 Su 21-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 15 The Giro’s Tour of Lombardy 199.0 km hills, flat start
Mo 22-5 Rest day
16 Tu 23-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 16 King of the Stelvio 222.0 km mountains
17 We 24-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 17 Break away boys with climbing legs 219.0 km mountains
18 Th 25-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 18 Cobbled finale in the high mountains 137.0 km mountains
19 Fr 26-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 19 Big names battle on steep last climb 191.0 km mountains
20 Sa 27-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 20 Showdown of shattered GC contenders 190.0 km mountains
21 Su 28-5 Giro 2017 Favourites stage 21 Perfect day for Tom Dumoulin #2 29.3 km ITT, flat

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