Giro iCal

The Giro d’Italia starts in ten days’ time and just as there’s a season-long calendar of all the major men’s and women’s races to download, here’s the stage by stage Giro ical for your phone or diary ahead of the grande partenza in Sardinia.

The calendar keeps proving surprisingly popular for each grand tour. It lists each stage along with the distance plus a stellar rating to indicate the strategic importance or likely entertainment.

Here’s the URL to copy-paste:

An iCal is a calendar file that you can store on your phone or electronic diary like Outlook. There are several ways to get this on to your computer or phone.

  • If you use MacOS/iOS copy the URL… then hit cmd+alt+S (or File>New Calendar Subscription…) whilst in, paste in the URL and it will update across all your devices and updates will be processed
  • iPhone/iPad users should tap a finger here and wait for the pop up message and select copy. Then go to settings > mail/contacts/calendars > then “add account” > “other” > “add subscribed calendar” > paste the copied URL into the server field and follow the instructions
  • If you use Microsoft Outlook, copy the URL and then go to Tools > Account Settings > Internet Calendars and paste the URL to subscribe. In each case when the calendar is updated with a date change or an event is cancelled your software will upload the new data
  • Google users can click on the Google Agenda logo on the bottom right corner of the calendar below
  • Alerts are turned off in the calendar settings by default but to be safe think about turning off the alarm in your calendar settings to avoid any nocturnal notifications
  • Stages are listed as “all day events” so they don’t clutter up your actual diary but in case you need to know so you can keep slots clear during May then each stage finish is forecast to finish at 5.15pm CET

For a calendar of all the main pro races in 2017, including the free iCal, visit

21 thoughts on “Giro iCal”

  1. With the importance of the ITT in this race,

    My podium is Thomas

    The biggest question is can Kruijswijk stay upright /

    • Thomas over Quintana?

      No Pinot?

      Your podium is a bit risky I’d say – Thomas hasn’t proved himself over three weeks, neither has Dumolin… I think both are good bets but with the increased gradients of Giro will their gains in the TT really be enough to counter Quintana in the high mountains?

      If you were putting odds on people based on past form etc Quintana and Nibali would be out front surely, although I agree Nibali is fading and temperamental, you never quite know what you’ll get from him and doubt he’ll climb with Quintana or maybe even Pinot…

      Beyond that Kruijswijk has got to be in the running with Thomas and Pinot, he’s proved himself a pretty immense talent and would have won that year without the crash…

      Also given that we’ve seen Zakarin and Landa last over three weeks they’d have to be on that level also even if Thomas has shown the form, he’s unproved over three weeks, as to an extent is Dumoulin.

      I think your podium could be right, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it were Quintana, Landa, Nibali, or Quintana, Kruiksijk, Zakarin….

      Spose that’s what makes this Giro interesting. Even if I still think Quintana will win… he’s going to take minutes out of the others on the climbs.

  2. Very interested to see if Kruijswijk can repeat last year, minus the unfortunate crash amongst the snow. He was so strong up to that point on stage 19 with 3 minutes over 2nd place Chaves and a whopping 5 minutes over Nibali at that point. Similar, relatively low key, build up again this year, presumably to try to repeat the formula, so it’s hard to tell.

    Also looking out for how well Dumoulin and, with less expectation, Dennis can climb.

    Thanks for another very useful GT calendar.

    • Yeah – Dennis will be very interesting… what a shocker for TVG if he’s outdone by Dennis – will be going the way of Gesink and will be very hard to see a way back for him… although Mollema up’d his standings after most had forgotten about him. Any which way, this Giro is massive for TVG.

      • Agree Dennis could leapfrog up the BMC value chain quickly.
        TVG might need more time on the couch!

        Should be interesting all around, perhaps we might see a not so know to become known

    • I really doubt Dennis will stay anywhere close to the leaders on the long climbs and I think TVG will have no problems staying in front of Dennis on the climbs. It’s going to take years before Dennis will be able to climb well.

    • That’s a quite strange home.
      To mix the ITV4 Team up with odd-ball Combat Dealers and those contemporary rag and bone men of Salvage Hunters.
      Sums me up though 🙂

      • Last year (2016) Quest had the WRX broadcast rights. So they have history providing sports coverage, and it’ll probably be Eurosports coverage re-broadcast on FTA TV.

        Will still rather watch Il Giro via pirate streams as usual though, or uploads on youtube :p

  3. Of those ‘pretenders’ to the Grand Tour throne I don’t see Thomas holding it together for a full three weeks. I find Pinot flaky. The likes of Zaharin and Landa tend to lack the required consistency.

    I have a sneaky feeling Dumoulin, for no other reason than I like his style, and Kruiswijk has a great record at the Giro.

    Nibali? Who knows.

    One prediction I will make with absolute certainty is that Mario Cipollini will, at some point, confirm to anyone listening that he’s still Italy’s top sprinter (at the age of 50)!

    Quintana to win, for me.

    I know…bold, aren’t I 😉

  4. Just to clarify an earlier comment, the hour long nightly highlights to be shown on Quest are a Eurosport production (Quest is a ES subsidiary channel) and it is these that will be fronted by triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards. This will be separate from any ITV production.

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