The Giro d’Italia is an annual stage race bicycle race primarily held in Italy. The race was first organized in 1909 to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. The race has been held annually except when it was stopped for the two world wars. As the Giro gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world.
Along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a España, the Giro makes up cycling’s prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same, with the appearance of at least two time trials, the passage through the mountains of the Alps, including the Dolomites and the finish in the Italian city of Milan. Like the other Grand Tours, the modern editions of the Giro d’Italia normally consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period that includes 2 rest days.
The rider with the lowest aggregate time is the leader of the race and gets to don the coveted pink jersey.
South Tuscany’s stage
Emilia Romagna’s stage
Edolo, Val Camonica.
This is a high mountain stage with a total difference of altitude in altitude of 4500 meters.
Here is produced one of the best italian milk.