Giro 2019: Favourites

Simon Yates - Giro 2019: FavouritesThe Giro d’Italia reaches its zenit in the third week of action, although the second week has a promising build-up, too. What to expect? Who are the favourites in each stage?

As Simon Yates argued on the first rest day: “Roglic is looking very, very impressive. Everybody is going to have to attack him, so I can see the race becoming very aggressive as soon as we hit the mountains.”

Click underneath links to read about the respective stages.

Giro d’Italia 2019 Favourites:

Date Favourites Type
1 Sa 11-5 Dumoulin-Roglic clash in trying ITT 8 km ITT
2 Su 12-5 First fast finishers showdown 205 km flat
3 Mo 13-5 Another sprint finish 220 km flat
4 Tu 14-5 Uphill sprint of select group 223 km finish uphill
5 We 15-5 Back to the fast men 140 km flat
6 Th 16-5 Strong men in long race 238 km hills
7 Fr 17-5 GC battle for seconds 185 km hills
8 Sa 18-5 For daredevil descenders 239 km hills
9 Su 19-5 Roglic’ blow in uphill ITT 34.8 km ITT
Mo 20-5 rest day
10 Tu 21-5 Sprint in Ferrari town 145 km flat
11 We 22-5 Fast men again 221 km flat
12 Th 23-5 Breakaway day 158 km hills
13 Fr 24-5 First GC clash on massive ascent 196 km mountains
14 Sa 25-5 Intense high altitude race 131 km mountains
15 Su 26-5 Nibali’s Day 232 km hills
Mo 27-5 rest day
16 Tu 28-5 Gavia and Mortirolo in exhausting test 226 km mountains
17 We 29-5 Tough test for tough climbers 181 km mountains
18 Th 30-5 Rare sprint opportunity 222 km flat
19 Fr 31-5 Breakaway battle on last climb 151 km mountains
20 Sa 1-6 Attacks on the maglia rosa 194 km mountains
21 Su 2-6 Last act 17 km ITT

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