World Tour Promotion-Relegation Rankings

With the Giro completed, a quick look at the weekly UCI rankings and the World Tour promotion and relegation race as the points for the Giro have been added.

Relegation-facing Astana and Arkéa-B&B have started scoring more but their problem is their rivals have too. And for Astana the troubles are piling.

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The Moment The Giro Was Won

Was there a winning moment? Often this can mean a breakthrough, a coup. Not this time. Tadej Pogačar was never in trouble even if Jhonathan Narváez and Max Schachmann got the better of him on the opening stage.

The next day to Oropa would define the three weeks. Pogačar crashed at the foot of the climb, recovered and rode past the field. Once Rafał Majka pulled over Pogačar launched and he was away. Anyone who tried to follow paid, in this case Ben O’Connor got his wings burnt while Daniel Martinez and Geraint Thomas came in second and third half a minute down.

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Giro Stage 21 Preview

The final stage and once the peloton has arrived by plane in the morning, there’s a quick trip to the beach followed by a criterium around Rome.

If you’ve been watching for all three weeks today’s stage has a later than usual finish at 6.45pm CEST.

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Giro Stage 16 Preview

The Giro resumes… hopefully given the mix of bad weather and some beef between the riders, their union and race organisers RCS.

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Giro Rest Day Notes

A welcome rest day in the Giro for many riders after the hardest stage although spending it at altitude can make it a little less restful.

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Giro Stage 15 Preview

Enjoyed the Giro so far? Whatever we’ve thought of the race so far today is a big change with the distance, high mountains and also the arrival of bad weather… although Pogačar could just extend his lead.

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