With just a single uphill time trial, the race is set to be decided in the mountains, where the climbs of the Puy de Dôme, Grand Colombier and Col de la Loze stand out.
Starting in Clermont-Ferrand and ending with a Tourmalet summit finish and a time trial, the TDF Femmes has taken another step up.
Hailed as 'an example,' Alejandro Valverde didn’t make the right choices when he should have, writes Peter Cossins.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hampsten’s solo win atop Alpe d’Huez, a summit the Tour will return to on stage 12. In this extract from his new book Peter Cossins speaks to the illustrious climber about discovering his ability and what actually makes a climber.
'I had the tingles,' says Chris Hamilton of hearing of historic win, while Lucas Hamilton is 'proud to be an Aussie and proud of Jai.'
Young Briton Ben Tulett’s longest race before the Giro was eight days, and says he learned a huge amount from working for Ineos leader Richard Carapaz.
Bahrain Victorious rider says he will likely ride the Tour de France after a strong Giro performance that’s boosted his motivation.
Giro runner-up Richard Carapaz says one bad day cost him the race, switches focus to the Vuelta a España.
Ineos boss: We didn’t know Richard Carapaz was struggling on decisive mountain stage of Giro d’Italia
'Everything was going to plan on the Fedaia, Richard said he was feeling good,' says Ineos Grenadiers manager Rod Ellingworth.
Bahrain-Victorious captain gained time on Richard Carapaz and will go into the Verona TT 26 seconds behind the Ecuadorian.
Jumbo-Visma’s GC challenge may have come to nothing, but Koen Bouwman provided plenty to celebrate with two stage wins and a likely king of the mountains prize.
After another day where the Giro’s three leading contenders couldn’t be split, Richard Carapaz insists that the final section of Saturday’s last mountain stage will produce a GC verdict.
Three huge Dolomite passes, two trips to thin air, and a fearsome final 5km look set to split the GC contenders on the Giro’s penultimate day.
Arnaud Démare dismayed at final Giro d’Italia sprint: ‘Quick-Step helped us but other sprint teams held back’
Groupama-FDJ sprinter mixes disappointment at not being able to sprint and pride in his team for its efforts in failed stage 18 chase.
The second half of the stage is packed with testing climbs, notably the Kolovrat, before the short and sharp uphill finale to the Santuario di Castelmonte.
Quick-Step director Davide Bramati says the four escapees were stronger than the bunch and the only way to catch them was if he’d used his car to lead the chase behind them.
Five stages on from their last thrilling battle into Cuneo, sprinters Arnaud Démare and Mark Cavendish get a final chance for glory as the Giro heads for Treviso
A veteran cycling reporter finally makes his way to the Giro d’Italia after 30 years.
Australian says that it’s easy to commit fully to Richard Carapaz because "he’s a great leader".
Strapping Dutchman surpasses all expectations with breakaway antics in the high Alps of stage 17.
UAE Team Emirates veteran will retire when the Giro finishes in Verona but is hoping to set up sprinter Fernando Gaviria for an elusive stage win before he bows out.
Stage 17 features the Vetriolo pass where Andy Hampsten wrapped up the 1988 Giro d’Italia title, followed by the testing ascent to Monterovere.
After spending two consecutive mountain stages in the break, Jumbo-Visma’s Koen Bouwman has the climbers’ title in his sights despite a back issue he blamed on riding his aero bike
Pello Bilbao said it was 'a shame' that Bahrain Victorious didn’t gain more from their aggressive performance to Aprica, while Mikel Landa pledged to keep taking the fight to his rivals.
Spanish climber believes that the longer ascents and higher altitudes of the Giro’s third week will play to his advantage in the battle for the pink jersey.
Guillaume Martin’s yo-yoing Giro took an upward turn on Sunday’s stage to Cogne, where he managed to boost himself back into the top 10 and regain confidence going into the final week.
After more than two years without a victory, Giulio Ciccone bounced back in the best way with a win in the mountains that also extended Trek-Segafredo’s run of success at the Giro.
Giro d’Italia: ‘I still don’t think Yates is 100 percent, which is a frightening thing’ says Matt White
He may be out of the GC contest, but Simon Yates now has two stage wins in the bag and will be chasing success in the final week.
Three years on from breakout Giro victory, Carapaz is back in pink, but the Ecuadorian admits that he was surprised by the strength of rivals.
BikeExchange-Jayco overall challenge may have faded after Simon Yates’ setbacks, but Craddock believes the team can still enjoy success in final week.
High-speed suffering in final of Giro d’Italia stage 13: ‘Most of us couldn’t even grab our bottles’
Arnaud Démare’s Groupama-FDJ lead-out train offers their perspective on one of the most thrilling finishes of the Giro so far.
UAE Team Emirates leader says there’s been little chance for the GC favorites to test each other yet, but believes he’ll be ready for this weekend’s more testing stages.
Quick-Step sprinter states he would like to stay with his Belgian team, confirms that he’d like to continue racing for at least another two years.
DSM captain forced to quit the race due to illness that had affected him for two days. 'We gave it a go, but it just wasn’t possible,' says Matt Winston
While some of the well-established names remain, Ineos invested heavily in young talent and is already seeing the benefit at the Giro d'Italia and beyond.
EF Education-EasyPost puncheur hopes to complete a set of grand tour stage wins after comeback from injury.
Ben Tulett is tipped as a future grand tour contender, but has come to his first three-week race with the aim of helping Carapaz and learning all he can.
UAE Team Emirates sprinter thought he got a repeat win in Reggio Emilia but admits that he couldn’t match Alberto Dainese’s stage-winning surge in the final meters.
Team DSM’s bet on Dainese pays off at Giro d’Italia: ‘We knew Alberto has the talent, he just needed a clear run’
Matt Winston explains how Team DSM’s focus on consistency in the sprints was the key to Dainese’s breakout Giro victory.
EF Education-EasyPost rider on the positives of compatriot Girmay’s Giro stage win rather than the disappointment of the bizarre way he departed the race.
Giro d’Italia stage 11 preview: Mark Cavendish, Caleb Ewan, and Arnaud Démare return to center stage
The Giro’s leading sprinters will have their sights set on victory in Reggio Emilia six days after Scalea matchup.
Belgian team’s director Valerio Piva says the Eritrean’s victory is huge for him, for his team, for African cycling, and for the sport.
Team DSM’s French leader won’t be letting his guard down on the less challenging stages during the Giro’s second week as he bids to maintain his GC push.
Evenepoel caps off a thrilling classics season.
Ineos Grenadiers wins its first Paris-Roubaix after Dutchman attacks late to distance elite group.
Book extract: By 1967, Paris-Roubaix needed a facelift. Former miner and cycling legend Jean Stablinski knew of a treacherous sector he thought was too difficult for the race.
Brilliant in the crosswinds in the opening days of Paris-Nice, Quintana was set back by a 'disappointing' TT but is hoping for redemption on the Col de Turini.
Intermarché-Wanty’s Eritrean puncheur Girmay says loss of Qhubeka team was a setback for African cycling, but insists there are still routes for its riders to the top.
Paris-Nice leader Primož Roglič believes his condition is improving, but his Jumbo-Visma team is struggling with injuries as the race reaches its climb-heavy finale.
Disappointed to miss the win but pleased to see his friend Brandon McNulty take the victory, Matteo Jorgenson is back in the Paris-Nice GC fight and relishing racing on home roads around Nice.
Big things are expected of Finn Fisher-Black, who’s in his first full season as a pro. In this exclusive interview, he says he's learning for now but hopes the experience will lead him to the Tour de France.
Israel Premier Tech down to one, Stefan Bissegger out as Paris-Nice peloton hit by swath of withdrawals
18 riders drop out of Paris-Nice ahead of stage 5 with many citing a respiratory illness as the reason.
The Brit opted for Paris-Nice over Tirreno due to the tougher TT test and has made the best of his choice, leaping to fourth on GC.
Grischa Nierman says that his team’s top three finish on first stage was more satisfying than their second podium sweep in Paris-Nice’s Montluçon time trial.
Teammates for six seasons and classics winners both, but Mads Pedersen and Jasper Stuyven have yet to go into the northern classics with both of them at their best. Is that set to change?
Irish sprinter says his form is a month or two behind where it needs to be after his injury-hit 2021 season, but is happy with how his lead-out train is performing on his return to Bora-Hansgrohe.
EF Education-Easy Post’s Powless on Paris-Nice, his objectives for this season, hopes for the Tour de France, and how to encourage the USA’s next generations of racers into the sport.
Dutch sprinter plays down rivalry with Mark Cavendish and hopes Paris-Nice success will boost his chances of Milan-San Remo selection.
Rohan Dennis says he’s got the Tour’s Copenhagen TT in the back of his mind, but his focus is on helping Jumbo-Visma capture the Tour title that still eludes them.
Wout van Aert and Australians Jack Haig and Ben O’Connor emerged from the windy mayhem on the road to Orléans relatively unscathed, but GC favorites Matteo Jorgenson and Guillaume Martin weren’t as lucky.
Based in Nice, the American rider finished top 10 last year and is going into the French stage race as Movistar’s leader with good form and high confidence.
‘Christophe Laporte deserved this win because he was super strong,’ said Wout van Aert after Jumbo-Visma trio smashed Paris-Nice opener.
Bora-Hansgrohe's Russian rider says that the UCI's decision to ban teams from Russia and Belarus was the right one in light of the war in Ukraine.
‘The Race to the Sun’ has also attracted a strong sprint contingent led by Bennett, Jakobsen, Groenewegen, and Philipsen
Young Brit says he’s making mistakes but already gaining vital experience after stepping up from French squad’s Conti feeder team.
American on Movistar Team was delighted with his performance at the start of just his second full season as a pro.
‘Amazing’ day for 21-year-old Mattias Skjelmose, second behind Nairo Quintana on the Montagne de Lure and third on GC.
World champion’s hopes of success were blown away by the speed of Nairo Quintana’s Montagne de Lure attack.
World champ picks out Nairo Quintana as key rival as Tour de la Provence heads toward finale on the Montagne de Lure
Cofidis produce 'perfect team performance' after accusations of being too passive on the wind-hit previous stage.
Vuelta a España KoM and double stage-winner fitting in well at French team after departure from Team DSM.
Forced to end his 2021 season early due to illness, Alberto Bettiol and the EF Education team were on-song at the Étoile de Bessèges.
Olympic road race champion out of French stage race but not showing symptoms, staffer on squad also positive.
Unsure of his condition coming into the Tour de la Provence, world champion Julian Alaphilippe is just off the lead at halfway.
The Olympic road champion is keeping his sights set on the Giro d’Italia after brushing off a crash at Étoile de Bessège.
Polish Tour de France stage-winner says it’s ‘great news’ that Total Énergies saw its wild card invitation to the 2022 Tour confirmed.
Hot off a big-win season with Ineos Grenadiers, the Briton’s goal will be to carry the momentum in 2022 as he races more often in the WorldTour.
Close to the best climbers — but not yet one of them at the French stage race — Thibaut Pinot and his team are taking a long-term perspective.