GIRO ďITALIA

Giro d'Italia / Corsa Rosa

Giro d'Italia 2016

May 6-29, 2016 - Giro d'Italia (Italy)

FAQs

2016 the stage race starts in the Netherlands
3-weeks
21 Stages
22 teams, 9 riders each, 198 total riders
99th edition  
Organisers, RCS Sport/La Gazzetta dello Sport

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2016 Giro d Italia route

2016 Giro d Italia route
Route of the 2016 Giro d'Italia:

Stage 1 - Friday, May 6 2016, 9.8km, Apeldoorn - Apeldoorn (ITT)
Stage 2 - Saturday, May 7 2016, 190km, Arnhem - Nijmegen
Stage 3 - Sunday, May 8 2016, 190km, Nijmegen - Arnhem
Rest day 1 - Monday, May 9 2016
Stage 4 - Tuesday, May 10 2016, 200km, Catanzaro - Praia a Mare
Stage 5 - Wednesday, May 11 2016, 233km, Praia a Mare - Benevento
Stage 6 - Thursday, May 12 2016, 157km, Ponte - Roccaraso
Stage 7 - Friday, May 13 2016, 211km, Sulmona - Foligno
Stage 8 - Saturday, May 14 2016, 186km, Foligno - Arezzo
Stage 9 - Sunday, May 15 2016, 40.5km, Chianti - Chianti (ITT)
Rest Day 2 - Monday, May 16 2016
Stage 10 - Tuesday, May 17 2016, 219km, Campi Bisenzio - Sestola
Stage 11 - Wednesday, May 18 2016, 227km, Modena - Asolo
Stage 12 - Thursday, May 19 2016, 182km, Noale - Bibione
Stage 13 - Friday, May 20 2016, 170km, Palmanova - Cividale del Friuli
Stage 14 - Saturday, May 21 2016, 210km, Alpago - Corvara
Stage 15 - Sunday, May 22 2016, 10.8km, Castelrotto - Alpe di Siusi (ITT)
Rest Day 3 - Monday, May 23 2016
Stage 16 - Tuesday, May 24 2016, 132km, Bressanone - Andalo
Stage 17 - Wednesday, May 25 2016, 196km, Molveno - Cassano d’Adda
Stage 18 - Thursday, May 26 2016, 240km, Muggiò - Pinerolo
Stage 19 - Friday, May 27 2016, 162km, Pinerolo - Risoul
Stage 20 - Saturday, May 28 2016, 134km, Guillestre - Sant’Anna di Vinadio
Stage 21 - Sunday, May 29 2016, 163km, Cuneo - Torino






The 21 stages in 2016 will include:

  • 3 Individual time trials
  • 0 Team trial time
  • 7 Sprinter flat stages
  • 7 Medium mountain stages with summit finishes
  • 4 High mountain stages with summit finishes
  • 3,463.1 km total racing

GIRO D'ITALIA 2016

Giro d’Italia will start for the 12th time from abroad. After the start from Netherlands with an individual time trial and two flat stages, it will restart from Catanzaro. At the stage 6 the 1st uphill finish. In this edition there will be no team time trial. After the first one, other two individual time trial: Chianti Classico stage and the uphill time trial of Castelrotto. There will be a great return on the Dolomites which will open a week of emotions on the mountains.

Startlist

Rider Startlist: CyclingStats.com Giro start list

Teams 2016

AG2R LA MONDIALE France
ASTANA PRO TEAM Kazakstan
BARDIANI CSF Italy
BMC RACING TEAM United States
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING TEAM United States
DIMENSION DATA South Africa
ETIXX - QUICK STEP Belgium
FDJ France
GAZPROM-RUSVELO Russian Federation
IAM CYCLING Switzerland
LAMPRE - MERIDA Italy
LOTTO SOUDAL Belgium
MOVISTAR TEAM Spain
NIPPO - VINI FANTINI Italy
ORICA GreenEDGE Australia
TEAM GIANT - ALPECIN Germany
TEAM KATUSHA Russian Federation
TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO Netherlands
TEAM SKY United Kingdom
TINKOFF Russian Federation
TREK - SEGAFREDO United States
WILIER - SOUTHEAST Italy

Rider startlist Giro d'Italia 2016


22 teams of 10 riders on each team (220 riders total) will start the 2016 Giro d'Italia. The race will begin in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and finish in Torino, Italy.

AG2R La Mondiale
POZZOVIVO Domenico
BONNAFOND Guillaume
DOMONT Axel
DUPONT Hubert
GRETSCH Patrick
HOULE Hugo
KADRI Biel
MONTAGUTI Matteo
PERAUD Jean Christophe
Director: KASPUTIS Arturas

Astana Pro Team
NIBALI Vincenzo
AGNOLI Valerio
CAPECCHI Eros
FUGLSANG Jakob
KANGERT Tanel
KOZHATAYEV Bakhtiyar
MALACARNE Davide
SCARPONI Michele
ZEITS Andrey
Director: SHEFER Alexandr

Bardiani – CSF
PIRAZZI Stefano
ANDREETTA Simone
BARBIN Enrico
BOEM Nicola
BONGIORNO Francesco Manuel
CICCONE Giulio
COLBRELLI Sonny
MAESTRI Mirco
RUFFONI Nicola
Director: ZANATTA Stefano

BMC Racing
ATAPUMA HURTADO Darwin
DE MARCHI Alessandro
DILLIER Silvan
KUNG Stefan
OSS Daniel
QUINZIATO Manuel
ROSSKOPF Joseph
ZABEL Rick
SENNI Manuel
Director: PIVA Valerio

Cannondale Pro Cycling
URAN URAN Rigoberto
CARDOSO Andre Fernando S.M.
CLARKE Simon
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd
FORMOLO Davide
MOSER Moreno
NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas
BETTIOL Alberto
BROWN Nate
Director: GUIDI Fabrizio

Dimension Data
ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor
FRAILE MATARRANZA Omar
JIM Songezo
KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN Merhawi
SBARAGLI Kristian
SIUTSOU Kanstantsin
THOMSON Jay Robert
VAN ZYL Johann
VENTER Jacobus
Director: HAMMOND Roger

Etixx – Quick-Step
JUNGELS Bob
BRAMBILLA Gianluca
DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David
KITTEL Marcel
SABATINI Fabio
SERRY Pieter
TRENTIN Matteo
VERONA QUINTANILLA Carlos
WISNIOWSKI Lukasz
Director: BRAMATI Davide

FDJ
DEMARE Arnaud
COURTEILLE Arnaud
DELAGE Mickael
FISCHER Murilo Antonio
GENIEZ Alexandre
KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
LE GAC Olivier
SARREAU Marc
VAUGRENARD Benoit
Director: GUESDON Frederic

Gazprom – Rusvelo
KOLOBNEV Alexandr
RYBALKIN Alexey
ERSHOV Artur
FIRSANOV Sergey
FOLIFOROV Alexander
OVECHKIN Artem
SAVITSKIY Ivan
SEROV Alexander
SOLOMENNIKOV Andrey
Director: DEVOTI Michele

Giant – Alpecin
DUMOULIN Tom
ARNDT Nikias
DE BACKER Bert
HAGA Chad
JI Cheng
LUDVIGSSON Tobias
PREIDLER Georg
STAMSNIJDER Tom
TIMMER Albert
Director: REEF Marc

IAM Cycling
PELUCCHI Matteo
BRANDLE Matthias
HAUSSLER Heinrich
HOWARD Leigh
KLUGE Roger
TANNER David
WARBASSE Lawrence
WYSS Marcel
LAENGEN Vegard Stake
Director: CHIESA Mario

​Katusha
TAARAMAE Rein
BELKOV Maxim
KOCHETKOV Pavel
KUZNETSOV Viacheslav
VOROBYEV Anton
PORSEV Alexander
SILIN Egor
TCATEVITCH Alexey
ZAKARIN Ilnur
Director: AZEVEDO Jose

Lampre – Merida
ULISSI Diego
CONTI Valerio
FERRARI Roberto
KOSHEVOY Ilia
MODOLO Sacha
MOHORIC Matej
MORI Manuele
NIEMIEC Przemyslaw
PETILLI Simone
Director: SCIREA Mario

Lotto – Soudal
WELLENS Tim
BAK Lars Ytting
DE BIE Sean
GREIPEL André
HANSEN Adam
LIGTHART Pim
MONFORT Maxime
ROELANDTS Jurgen
VANENDERT Jelle
Director: LEYSEN Bart

LottoNL – Jumbo
KRUIJSWIJK Steven
BATTAGLIN Enrico
HOFLAND Moreno
CASTELIJNS Twan
KEIZER Martijn
ROGLIC Primoz
TANKINK Bram
TJALLINGII Maarten
VAN EMDEN Jos
Director: BOVEN Jan

Movistar
VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro
AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA Andrey
BETANCUR, Carlos
HERRADA LOPEZ José
MORENO BAZAN Javier
ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin
SUTHERLAND Rory
SÜTTERLIN Jasha
VISCONTI Giovanni
Director: GARCIA ACOSTA Jose Vicente

Nippo – Vini Fanitini
CUNEGO Damiano
BERLATO Giacomo
BISOLTI Alessandro
BOLE Grega
YAMAMOTO, Genki
FILOSI Iuri
GROSU Eduard Michael
STACCHIOTTI Riccardo
ZILIOLI Gianfranco
Director: GIULIANI Stefano

Orica – GreenEdge
CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban
BEWLEY Sam
EWAN Caleb
HEPBURN Michael
HOWSON Damien
MEZGEC Luka
PLAZA MOLINA Ruben
TUFT Svein
TXURRUKA Amets
Director: WHITE Matthew

Wilier – Southeast
POZZATO Filippo
AMERZQUETA MORENO Julen
BELLETTI Manuel
BERTAZZO Liam
BUSATO Matteo
RODRIGUEZ Cristian
MARECZKO Jakub
MARTINEZ Daniel
ZHUPA Eugert
Director: SCINTO Luca

Team Sky
LANDA MEANA Mikel
BOSWELL Ian
DEIGNAN Philip
HENAO GOMEZ Sebastian
NIEVE Mikel
KNEES Christian
LOPEZ GARCIA David
ROCHE Nicholas
VIVIANI Elia
Director: CIONI Dario

Tinkoff
MAJKA Rafal
BOARO Manuele
BRUTT Pavel
HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ Jesus
MCCARTHY Jay
POLJANSKI Pawel
ROVNY Ivan
PETROV Evgeny
TOSATTO Matteo
Director: CENGHIALTA Bruno

Trek – Segafredo
HESJEDAL Ryder
ALAFACI Eugenio
BOBRIDGE Jack
CANCELLARA Fabian
COLEDAN Marco
DIDIER Laurent
NIZZOLO Giacomo
VAN POPPEL Boy
ZOIDL Riccardo
Director: BAFFI AdrianoRider Statistics

Rider Startlist: CyclingStats.com Giro 


Past winners:

First winner: Luigi Ganna
Most wins: Alfredo Binda (ITA), Fausto Coppi (ITA), Eddy Merckx (BEL)
Most recent winner: Alberto Contador (ESP)

Recommended Read:

History of winners of the Giro d'Italia:

2000:  Italy - Stefano Garzelli, Mercatone Uno–Albacom,  3,707 km (2,303 mi),  98h 30' 14",  + 1' 27"
2001:   Italy - ​Gilberto Simoni, Lampre–Daikin,  3,572 km (2,220 mi),  89h 02' 58",  + 7' 31"
2002:   Italy - Paolo Savoldelli, Index–Alexia,  3,334 km (2,072 mi),  89h 22' 42",  + 1' 41"
2003:   Italy - Gilberto Simoni, Saeco Macchine per Caffè,  3,544 km (2,202 mi),  89h 32' 09",  + 7' 06"
2004:   Italy - Damiano Cunego, Saeco Macchine per Caffè,  3,435 km (2,134 mi),  88h 40' 43",  + 2' 02"
2005:   Italy - Paolo Savoldelli, Discovery Channel,  3,440 km (2,140 mi),  91h 25' 51",  + 28"
2006:   Italy - Ivan Basso, Team CSC,  3,526 km (2,191 mi),  91h 33' 36",  + 9' 18"
2007:   Italy - Danilo Di Luca, Liquigas,  3,463 km (2,152 mi),  92h 59' 39",  + 1' 55"
2008:   Spain - Alberto Contador, Astana,  3,420 km (2,130 mi),  89h 56' 49",  + 1' 57"
2009:   Russia - Denis Menchov, Rabobank,  3,456 km (2,147 mi),  86h 03' 11",  + 41"
2010:   Italy - ​Ivan Basso, Liquigas–Doimo,  3,485 km (2,165 mi),  87h 44' 01",  + 1' 51"
2011:   Italy - Michele Scarponi, Lampre–ISD,  3,524 km (2,190 mi),  84h 11' 24",  + 46"
2012:   Canada - Ryder Hesjedal, Garmin–Barracuda,  3,503 km (2,177 mi),  91h 39' 02",  + 16"
2013:   Italy - Vincenzo Nibali, Astana,  3,405 km (2,116 mi),  84h 53' 28",  + 4' 43"
2014:   Colombia - Nairo Quintana, Movistar Team,  3,445.5 km (2,140.9 mi),  88h 14' 32",  + 2' 58"
2015:   Spain - Alberto Contador, Tinkoff–Saxo,  3,481.8 km (2,163.5 mi),  88h 22' 25",  + 1' 53"



Terms to know:
  • Grand Tour - The Giro d'Italia is one of the 3 Grand Tours together with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana.
  • Maglia Rosa - the Leader's jersey (yes it's pink!)
  • Percorso - route
  • Corso Rosa - the affectionate name for the race route
  • Giro Rosa - the women's version of the Giro race
  • Gruppo compacto - everyone is back together, no gaps
  • Gruppo - peloton
  • Grupetto - the group in the back
  • Nella scia - in the wake (slipstream) - Team Time Trial!
  • Arm Warmers - Manicotti (!)
  • Tifosi - fans
  • Dai - go!
The Grand Tour Jerseys (Maglia)

Grand Tour jerseys
Giro d'Italia trophy
The very recognizable spiral trophy of the Giro d'Ialia  
(Photo of Karen of Pedal Dancer - yep, I got to hold the trophy!)

Prize Money for the Giro d'Italia:

According to Cycling Weekely, for 2013, ..."The prize pot for the Giro d'Italia is a lot smaller than that of the Tour with a total prize fund of €1,383,110. €90,000 goes to the overall winner while second place takes €50,000 and third place €20,000. The winner of each stage pockets €11,010 with money going down to 20th place (€276 for 10th - 20th positions). Winner of the points jersey gets €71,500 with €45,800 going to the King of the Mountains."



Recommended Read:  
Archived Guide Pages to Giro d'Italia by Pedal Dancer®
Pedal Dancer blog posts: 

Karen from Pedal Dancer® went to the Giro Start in 2014. More information on my own trip may be found at my posts: