The countdown to the Giro d’Italia continues with the official start in Jerusalem less than a week away.
Organisers RCS have lived up to their reputation by delivering a spectacular route with climbs such as the Monte Zoncolan set to shape the fight for the overall classification.
Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) returns to the race to defend his title but he will be up against the four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky), who is attempting the Giro-Tour double this season. There are a whole host of other pretenders to the throne with Miguel Angel Lopez heading up Astana’s challenge, while Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates are there for Mitchelton-Scott. George Bennet (LottoNL-Jumbo), Michael Woods (EF Education First-Drapac) and Domenico Pozzovivio (Bahrain-Merida) will also be ones to watch.
This is the 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia and Cyclingnews has delved into the archives and put together some images from the past 20 years of the race.