Giro 2018: Favourites

Giro 2018 FavouritesThe 101st Giro d’Italia was headlined by title defender Tom Dumoulin, Chris Froome and Fabio Aru, while Miguel Ángel López, Thibaut Pinot, Simon Yates, Domenico Pozzovivo, Esteban Chaves and George Bennett were also eyeing up the GC. Elia Viviani was the only stellar sprinter on the Corsa Rosa, yet Sam Bennett made a name for himself with three stage wins. Chris Froome won the GC after three weeks of tough racing. (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 2018 Giro.

Favourites 2018 Giro d’Italia – per stage:

Date Favourites Length Type
1 Fr 4-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 1 Time triallist for first maglia rosa 9.7 km ITT (flat)
2 Sa 5-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 2 Fast finishers showdown in Tel Aviv 167.0 km flat
3 Su 6-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 3 Southernmost Giro-sprint ever 229.0 km flat
Mo 7-5 Rest day
4 Tu 8-5  Giro 2018 Contenders stage 4 Perfect course for attackers 202.0 km hills
5 We 9-5  Giro 2018 Contenders stage 5 Bold descenders and punchy finishers 153.0 km hills
6 Th 10-5  Giro 2018 Contenders stage 6 Mount Etna for first GC clash 169.0 km mountain finish
7 Fr 11-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 7 Sprint in Praia-on-Sea 159.0 km flat
8 Sa 12-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 8 Escapees or GC-contenders? 209.0 km mountain finish
9 Su 13-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 9 Strike on final haul up of some 50 kilometres 224.0 km mountain finish
Mo 14-5 Rest day
10 Tu 15-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 10 Perfect course for attackers 244.0 km hills, flat finish
11 We 16-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 11 Attackers and punchers to honour Scarponi 156.0 km hills
12 Th 17-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 12 Fast finishers at Imola race track 214.0 km flat
13 Fr 18-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 13 Sprinters battle it out 180.0 km flat
14 Sa 19-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 14 King Zoncolan! 186.0 km mountains
15 Su 20-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 15 Breakaway boys with climbing legs 176.0 km mountains
Ma 21-5 Rest day
16 Tu 22-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 16 Tom Dumoulin versus Rohan Dennis 34.2 km ITT (flat)
17 We 23-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 17 Sprint at Lake Iseo 155.0 km hills, flat finish
18 Th 24-5 Giro 2018 Contenders stage 18 Clash on long haul up to the line 196.0 km mountain finish
19 Fr 25-5 Pure-bred climbers for Queen Stage victory 185.0 km mountains
20 Sa 26-5 Last blast in the high mountains 214.0 km mountains
21 Su 27-5 Roman Games… bunch sprint! 115.0 km flat

Giro d’Italia 2018: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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