Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Giro in Numbers

The 97th Giro d’Italia starts on Friday in Belfast (the 11th time the race has started outside Italy in its 97 year history) with a 21.7 km team time trial. It wends its way across Ireland and Italy for three weeks, to conclude in Trieste on 1 June.

The Giro in numbers:
3445.5 kilometers,
198 riders on 22 teams with 9 riders each,
40 categorized climbs,
10 uphill finishes (including the mountain time trial at Cima Grappa, Stage 19),
Cima Coppi- the race’s highest point-at 2758m (on the Passo dello Stelvio, Stage 16),
longest stage at 249km (St. 11, Collecchio - Savona),
the shortest at 21.7km (the Team Time Trial around Belfast on St. 1),
40 years and 129 days, the oldest rider, Alessandro Petacchi,
20 years and 280 days, the youngest rider, is Sebastián Henao,
6 km of barriers are erected on every stage,
26 motorcyclists, 6 police cars, provided by Italian police

Maglia Rosa (pink) Balocco’: leader, General Classification
Maglia Azzurra (blue’) Banca Mediolanum’: leader, Mountains classification
Maglia Rossa (red) ‘Algida’: leader, Points classification
Maglia Bianca (white) ‘Orsero’: leader, Young Riders’ Classification (born on or after 1 January 1989)

Time bonuses:
With respect to previous years, time bonuses have been slightly altered, for intermediate sprints, to 3, 2, and 1 seconds, and for stage finishes to 10, 6, and 4. More details here.

Content for the Italian Cycling Journal is now based upon contributions from readers. Please contribute. Stories about rides, granfondos, touring, having a good time cycling in Italy, Italian cycling history, racing, etc. are always welcome. Contact me at  

No comments:

Post a Comment