Giro d'Italia 2020 – Preview

Richard Carapaz, Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic on the podium of the 2019 edition
Richard Carapaz, Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic on the podium of the 2019 edition (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

The Giro d'Italia is traditionally the first Grand Tour of the season, bringing in the summer of stage racing after the Classics, as the snow melts in the mountains and the poppies flower along the Italian roadside.

This year, after the COVID-19 lockdown and the massively rescheduled season, the Giro d'Italia comes after the Tour de France and overlaps with the Ardennes and cobbled Classics and even the Vuelta a España.

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