Giro 2014: Favourites

Giro 2014 Vincenzo NibaliFriday, the 9th of May, saw the start of the 2014 Giro d’Italia. Read about the overall contenders and click links in underneath scheme for favourites per stage. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race(s). (Slideshow route/profile)

Favourites 2014 Giro – per stage:

Stage Date Favourites Length Description
1 Fr 9 May Giro 2014 stage 1 Favourites OmegaPharma vs GreenEdge 21.7 km team time trial
2 Sa 10 May Giro 2014 stage 2 Favourites Sprinters battle it out! 219.0 km flat
3 Su 11 May Giro 2014 stage 3 Favourites Another likely sprint showdown… 187.0 km flat
Mo 12 May rest day / transport
4 Tu 13 May Giro 2014 stage 4 Favourites Another likely sprint for 1st Italian stage 112.0 km flat
5 We 14 May Giro 2014 stage 5 Favourites Climber with the fastest uphill sprint 203.0 km mountains
6 Th 15 May Giro 2014 stage 6 Favourites Another for the punchy climbers? 247.0 km
257.0 km
hilly
7 Fr 16 May Giro 2014 stage 7 Favourites Another sprint battle 211.0 km mountains
8 Sa 17 May Giro 2014 stage 8 Favourites A day for the mountain goats 179.0 km mountains
9 Su 18 May Giro 2014 stage 9 Favourites Another day of climbing 172.0 km mountains
Mo 19 May rest day
10 Tu 20 May Giro 2014 stage 10 Favourites Back to the fast men 173.0 km flat
11 We 21 May Giro 2014 stage 11 Favourites Rolling terrain for the opportunists 249.0 km hilly
12 Th 22 May Giro 2014 stage 12 Favourites Time-trial specialists look to shine 41.9 km ITT
13 Fr 23 May Giro 2014 stage 13 Favourites Likely sprint battle 157.0 km flat
14 Sa 24 May Giro 2014 stage 14 Favourites Quintana time 164.0 km mountains
15 Su 25 May Giro 2014 stage 15 Favourites Montecampione: for a non-GC climber? 225.0 km flat / top finish
Mo 26 May rest day
16 Tu 27 May Giro 2014 stage 16 Favourites Huge climbs can lead to huge time gaps 139.0 km mountains
17 We 28 May Giro 2014 stage 17 Favourites A battle of tired sprinters? 208.0 km hilly
18 Th 29 May Giro 2014 stage 18 Favourites Long day in the mountains 171.0 km mountains
19 Fr 30 May Giro 2014 stage 19 Favourites Mountain time-trial could suit Purito 26.8 km ITT (mountain)
20 Sa 31 May Giro 2014 stage 20 Favourites Zoncolan time! 167.0 km mountains
21 Su 1 June Giro 2014 stage 21 Favourites Sprint Finale in Trieste 172.0 km flat

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