Giro 2020: Favourites

Filippo Ganna 2020 - Giro 2020: FavouritesThe 103rd edition of the Giro d’Italia saw Tao Geoghegan Hart take Richard Carapaz’ crown. Moreover, the Briton won two stages, while Filippo Ganna and Arnaud Démare both took four. Three pre-race favourites did not make it all the way to the finish in Milan – Geraint Thomas (crash), Simon Yates (COVID-19) and Steven Kruijswijk (COVID-19).

Read about the pre-race favourites or click on the links in underneath scheme for the favourites to win individual stages. Obviously, all these articles were written before the start of the race(s).

Giro d’ Italia 2020 favourites – per stage

date favourites km type
1 3-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 1 First fight for pink 15 ITT
2 4-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 2 For punchers and power sprinters 150 hills
3 5-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 3 Climb fest on Mount Etna 149 mountains
4 6-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 4 Fast men, despite long climb 140 hill
5 7-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 5 Attackers on long last climb 188 hills
6 8-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 6 Strong sprinters in movie set 225 hills
7 9-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 7 Back to the fast men 143 flat
8 10-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 8 Promising circuit finale 200 hills
9 11-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 9 Attrition race with 4,000 vertical metres 207 mountains
12-10 rest day
10 13-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 10 Wall dominated finale 177 hills
11 14-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 11 Bunch sprint in Rimini 182 flat
12 15-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 12 Ardennes Classic Italian style 204 hills
13 16-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 13 Back to the fast men, or…? 192 flat
14 17-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 14 Ganna versus Dennis 33.7 ITT
15 18-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 15 Battle for pink intensifies 183 mountains
19-10 rest day
16 20-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 16 Attackers on trying circuit 226 hills
17 21-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 17 Monster mountains for HC climbers 202 mountains
18 22-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 18 Grueling journey over the Stelvio 209 mountains
19 23-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 19 Last chance for fast finishers 251 flat
20 24-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 20 Battle for pink 200 mountains
21 25-10 Giro 2020 favourites stage 21 For pure ITT specialists 16.5 ITT

Watch the highlights of recent races here:

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