Giro 2016: Favourites

Giro favourite Vincenzo NibaliEdition 99 of the Giro d’Italia was played out May 6 to May 29. Old hands at the game such as Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde were facing young guns Ilnur Zakarin, Steven Kruijswijk, Esteban Chaves and Rafal Majka. (Slideshow route/profile)

Read about the favourites to win the overall. 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 2016 Giro – per stage:

Date Favourites Length Type
1 Fr 6-5 Giro 2016 stage 1 favourite Home rider Dumoulin vs Cancellara 9.8 km ITT
2 Sa 7-5 Giro 2016 stage 2 favourites Kittel, Ewan, Greipel, or… 190.0 km flat
3 Su 8-5 Giro 2016 stage 3 favourites King Kittel again? 190.0 km flat
Mo 9-5 rest day / transfer
4 Tu 10-5 Giro 2016 Favourites stage 4 Tough sprinters or late escapees 200.0 km hilly
5 We 11-5 Giro 2016 Favourites stage 5 Wanted: (slightly) uphill powersprinters 233.0 km hilly
6 Tu 12-5 Giro 2016 Favourites stage 6 Escapees or GC-riders in first mountain stage 157.0 km mountains
7 Fr 13-5 Giro 2016 Favourites stage 7 Power to the sprinters 211.0 km hilly, flat finale
8 Sa 14-5 Giro 2016 Favourites stage 8 Quick descenders and punchy climbers 186.0 km hilly
9 Su 15-5 Giro 2016 stage 9 favourite Dumoulin vs Cancellara vs Kiryienka 40.5 km ITT, hilly
Mo 16-5 rest day
10 Tu 17-5 Giro 2016 stage 10 favourite Mountain party for escapees 219.0 km mountains
11 We 18-5 Giro 2016 stage 11 favourite Sprint for survivors 227.0 km hilly
12 Th 19-5 Giro 2016 stage 12 favourite For the sprinters 182.0 km flat
13 Fr 20-5 Giro 2016 stage 13 favourite Strong climbers, fast descenders, adventurous minds 170.0 km mountains
14 Sa 21-5 Giro 2016 stage 14 favourite Victory for eternity 210.0 km mountains
15 Su 22-5 Giro 2016 stage 15 favourite Again Roglic? 10.9 km ITT, mountains
Mo 23-5 rest day
16 Tu 24-5 Giro 2016 stage 16 favourite GC attackers on a roll 132.0 km hilly
17 We 25-5 Giro 2016 stage 17 favourite For fast men (who are still on board) 196.0 km flat
18 Th 26-5 Giro 2016 stage 18 favourite Bold descenders with puncheurs’ legs 240.0 km hilly
19 Fr 28-5 Giro 2016 stage 19 favourite Clash between the big names 162.0 km mountains
20 Sa 21-5 Giro 2016 stage 20 favourite Grande finale for great winner 134.0 km mountains
21 Su 29-5 Giro 2016 stage 21 favourite Yummy dessert for tough sprinters 163.0 km flat

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