Giro 2015: Favourites

Giro 2015 favourite Alberto ContadorThe 2015 Giro d’Italia started May 9th and from day one the race was nothing short of mesmerizing, bringing day in day out unexpected scenario’s. But in the end the best rider of his generation, Alberto Contador, went home wearing pink. (Slideshow route/profile)

Here you’ll read about the favourites for winning the overall. Click links in underneath scheme to find out about major contenders per stage in the 2015 Giro d’Italia. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race(s).

Favourites 2015 Giro – per stage:

Date Favourites Length Type
1 Sa 9-5 Giro 2015 stage 1 BMC, Orica or Etixx? 17.6 km TTT
2 Su 10-5 Giro 2015 stage 2 For the sprinters 150 km flat
3 Mo 11-5 Giro 2015 stage 3 Good descenders 185 km hilly
4 Tu 12-5 Giro 2015 stage 4 Puncheurs with good descending skills 150 km hilly
5 We 13-5 Giro 2015 stage 5 First mountain stage 152 km mountains
6 Th 14-5 Giro 2015 stage 6 Sprinters to survive hilly section 181 km flat
7 Fr 15-5 Giro 2015 stage 7 Escapees and/or puncheurs 263 km flat, finish uphill
8 Sa 16-5 Giro 2015 stage 8 GC men on the attack? 188 km mountains
9 Su 17-5 Giro 2015 stage 9 For the hilly specialists 212 km mountains
Mo 18-5 Rest day
10 Tu 19-5 Giro 2015 stage 10 Flat ride, fast men 195 km flat
11 We 20-5 Giro 2015 stage 11 Classic specialists or fast men 147 km flat, finish uphill
12 Th 21-5 Giro 2015 stage 12 Gilbert, Gerrans and other hilly specialists 190 km flat, hilly finale
13 Fr 22-5 Giro 2015 stage 13 Fast men (again) 153 km flat
14 Fr 23-5 Giro 2015 stage 14 Chances for Uran 59.2 km ITT
15 Su 24-5 Giro 2015 stage 15 Final week to open with Contador win? 165 km mountains
Mo 25-5 Rest day
16 Tu 26-5 Giro 2015 stage 16 Escapees or GC men 175 km mountains
17 We 27-5 Giro 2015 stage 17 A sprinter’s Alpine dream 136 km flat
18 Th 28-5 Giro 2015 stage 18 Adventurous climbers and bold descenders 172 km downhill finish
19 Fr 29-5 Giro 2015 stage 19 Strong diesels for long break 236 km mountains
20 Sa 30-5 Giro 2015 stage 20 Who’s boss? Queen Stage to decide 196 km mountains
21 Su 31-5 Giro 2015 stage 21 Final sprint in Milano 185 km flat

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More articlesGiro 2015: Stage 6 Favourites - Sprinters to survive hilly sectionGiro 2015: Stage 7 Favourites - Escapees and/or puncheursGiro 2015: Stage 8 Favourites - GC men on the attack?Giro 2015: Stage 9 Favourites - For the hilly specialistsGiro 2015: Stage 10 Favourites - Flat ride, fast menGiro 2015: Stage 11 Favourites - Classic specialists or fast menGiro 2015: Stage 12 Favourites - Gilbert, Gerrans, and other hilly specialistsGiro 2015: Stage 13 Favourites - Fast men (again)Giro 2015: Stage 14 Favourites - Chances for UranGiro 2015: Stage 15 Favourites - Final week to open with Contador win?Giro 2015: Stage 16 Favourites - Escapees or GC menGiro 2015: Stage 17 Favourites - A sprinter's Alpine dreamGiro 2015: Stage 18 Favourites - Adventurous climbers and bold descendersGiro 2015: Stage 19 Favourites - Strong diesels for long breakGiro 2015: Stage 20 Favourites - Who's boss?Giro 2015: Stage 21 Favourites - Final sprint in MilanoGiro 2015: Favourites and GC contenders