Five moments that defined the 2024 Giro d’Italia

Picture by Zac Williams/ - 25/05/2024 - Cycling - 2024 Giro d'Italia, Stage 20 - Alpago - Bassano del Grappa - Italy - Tadej Pogacar, UAE Team Emirates.
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) as he claims victory on the final mountain stage of the 2024 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Zac Williams/

The Giro d’Italia usually produces a thousand subplots. This year, every strand of the narrative seemed to be knotted around Tadej Pogačar's dominance. Rarely in the history of this race has one man dictated the temperature quite like this.

At every turn from Turin to Rome, Pogačar was in the frame. Indeed, only a smart sprint from Jhonatan Narváez (Ineos Grenadiers) denied the rider from UAE Team Emirates the historic feat of leading the Giro from start to finish. In the mountains, from Oropa to Monte Grappa, nobody could so much as lay a glove on Pogačar.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.