Form ranking: Giro d’Italia 2021 contenders

Giro d'Italia countdown 2021
Giro d'Italia countdown 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The start of the Giro d'Italia is just 10 days away, and there's not much time left for the pink jersey hopefuls to reach top form. The training and racing have been done, the foundations have largely been laid, and there are contrasting fortunes throughout the list of pre-race favourites. 

From Simon Yates' ominous dominance of the recent Tour of the Alps – perhaps the most revealing final race – to Remco Evenepoel's complete absence from racing due to injury and a careful recovery, we've taken a look at how the contenders have fared so far this season. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.