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Giro d'Italia 2023

The latest news and race results from the Giro d'Italia, including race reports, expert analysis, start lists, video highlights and previews.

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Dates: Saturday May 6 - Sunday May 28
Stages: 21
Rest days: 3
Length: 3,489km
Climbing meters: 51,400m
Time trial kilometers: 74km
Start: Fossacesia Marina (Italy)
Finish: Roma (Italy)

Latest Giro d'Italia News

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: From stage wins to cruel close-calls and pink jersey highs, how the North Americans fared

Sepp Kuss helps Primož Roglič win again, Brandon McNulty hits highest highs, and Derek Gee is everyone's new working-class hero.

4 months ago

Who is Eddie Dunbar? He just hit the top-10 at the Giro d’Italia and tongues are wagging in Ireland

From Ineos bench-warmer to Jayco leader, the steeled and steady rise of this year’s Giro d’Italia breakout GC rider.

4 months ago

From a dropped chain to Roglič redemption: Inside the gut-wrenching 36 hours that shook the Giro d’Italia

How Primož Roglič won — and almost lost — the Giro d'Italia racing with a gravel-inspired setup.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 21: Mark Cavendish sees fairytale victory as Primož Roglič claims pink jersey

Cavendish kicks out of Gaviria's wheel for emotional win in his last Giro d'Italia stage before retirement.

4 months ago

Geraint Thomas and the bittersweet agony of Giro d’Italia defeat

'At the moment, it just hurts': Welshman will leave Giro d'Italia with head high after TT turnaround as questions remain over retirement.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia ticker: Almeida relishes career-best third on GC, Lefevere blasts mountain TT

All the headlines for the season's first grand tour at the Giro d'Italia from May 6-28.

4 months ago

‘At least he smashed me’: Thomas, Roglič, Kuss, and more react after Giro d’Italia stage 20 stunner

Here are some of the reactions from the protagonists after a stage-for-the-ages in Saturday's decisive mountain time trial:

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 20: Primož Roglič snatches pink jersey from Geraint Thomas in time trial turnaround

Roglič drops chain in final kilometers but still crushes mountain TT to all but seal Giro d'Italia victory ahead of Sunday's sprinter stage.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 20: Start times, preview of leg-snapper time trial that will decide pink jersey

Monte Lussari and its 22 percent ramps will play kingmaker as Thomas, Roglič, Almeida close in on blockbuster Giro finale.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 19: Buitrago denies Gee, Roglič claws back a few seconds in grinding ‘queen stage’

The five-climb 'queen stage' across the heart of the Dolomites saved the best for last.

4 months ago

Breakaway revelations, climbing sensations, sprinting stars: Five breakout riders of the Giro d’Italia

Every grand tour unsurfaces top new talents. Here's our pick of some of the hottest prospects that have emerged at this Giro.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 18: Filippo Zana beats Thibaut Pinot to stage win, João Almeida loses time in GC fight

Primož Roglič moves up to second place overall after João Almeida was distanced on penultimate climb.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 17: Alberto Dainese wins photo finish as Mark Cavendish misses out

The long, flat downhill transition stage sets up the thrilling closing stages with the GC still wide open.

4 months ago

Can Sepp Kuss join Brandon McNulty in the US stage-winner club during this Giro d’Italia?

Time and race dynamics are tilting away from Kuss, and his chances to become just the third US rider to win stages in all three grand tours.

4 months ago

Remco Evenepoel blasts Giro d’Italia critics: ‘It’s difficult to know where to start’

The reigning world champion serves up a strong retort to the doubters over his COVID-19 Giro exit: 'What is hard to accept is all the fake and negative comments I got after having to leave the race.'

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 16: João Almeida wins on Monte Bondone, Geraint Thomas back in pink

Primož Roglič loses 25 seconds in fight for pink jersey as GC battle heats up.

4 months ago

Joe Dombrowski on what makes the Giro d’Italia stand apart

From brutal climbs to great coffee and Italy's living history, the Giro is unlike any race on the calendar: 'The Giro is unique.'

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia scrapbook, week two: Breakaway beefs, contract-clashes, Mr. Modest in the maglia, and more

Here's your ultimate collection of scraps, out-takes, and oddities from the second full week of this year's Giro d'Italia.

4 months ago

When will this Giro d’Italia finally catch fire? GC stalemate enters final week

The Giro d'Italia is stuck in second gear, and the GC brakes might hold until this weekend. Someone is bound to break through, but who will it be?

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 15: Brandon McNulty dazzles in Il Lombardia territory with first grand tour victory

Arizonan star wins three-up breakaway sprint, Armirail loses time in flurry of GC attacks but retains pink jersey ahead of rest day.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 14: Breakaway rider Bruno Armirail handed pink jersey, Nico Denz doubles up

Geraint Thomas, Ineos Grenadiers passes off maglia rosa ahead of mountainous final phase of racing, Denz outsprints Gee for stage victory.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Most attritional edition in memory becomes race of waiting and surviving

'I have to get the Giro to Rome': Officials, riders brace for final week as COVID, crashes, weather create perfect storm over corsa rosa.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 13: Rubio wins out of break, Thomas retains pink as headwind neutralizes GC action

Rubio tops Pinot, Cepeda in summit finish, Roglič and Almeida don't move in mountain stage shortened under extreme weather protocol.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 12: Breakaway wins in calm before the mountain storm

The GC riders were content to let the breakaway challenge for the spoils with the Giro's first major climbs on the horizon Friday.

4 months ago

Primož Roglič dodges Giro d’Italia scare: ‘I’m still here’

Routine stage turns to mayhem for Jumbo-Visma: 'On a day when you think it is going to be smooth, it is chaos again.'

4 months ago

Mark Cavendish oh-so-close in Giro d’Italia near-miss: ‘I’m sorry I couldn’t finish it off’

Wednesday's stage might have been Cavendish's best and perhaps last chance win a stage during this Giro.

4 months ago

Updated: Tao Geoghegan Hart suffers fractured hip in Giro d’Italia exit

The 2020 Giro winner went down in a pileup on a damp descent with less than 70km left to go.

4 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 11: Ackermann wins nail-biter ahead of Cavendish, Geoghegan Hart crashes out

The German wins in a photo-finish ahead of Milan and Cavendish as the Giro's longest stage delivers more drama of the wrong kind.

4 months ago

Four of Remco Evenepoel’s teammates out of Giro d’Italia with COVID-19

Only three riders from Soudal Quick-Step remain, and Andrea Vendrame also leaves the Giro ahead of stage 11.

5 months ago

What does it take to score solo victory at the Giro d’Italia? Unpacking Ben Healy’s winning power file

Here's how a 10W/kg attack, a perfectly paced time trial, and a slippery skinsuit landed Healy a sizzling debut grand tour win on stage 8 of the Giro.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 10: Magnus Cort wins three-up breakaway kick as sprinters lose their chance

Cort completes grand tour stage sweep, Thomas comes through first stage in pink unscathed, Vlasov abandons, Vine loses time.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia roundtable: How does the race for pink play out after Evenepoel abandon?

The Giro GC is upside down, scrambled, and turned on its head, so what happens now? Our editors read the pink jersey tea leaves.

5 months ago

More riders leave Giro d’Italia with COVID — who will be next?

Eight riders were not at the start Tuesday as stricter health measures and masking requirements are reintroduced to the Italian grand tour.

5 months ago

Geraint Thomas and his golden-pink opportunity in Giro d’Italia ‘bonus round’

On the brink of his 37th birthday and with rumors of retirement, Thomas could be on track for his best chance yet at winning the maglia rosa.

5 months ago

After Remco Evenepoel’s COVID exit, what happens next at the Giro d’Italia?

Evenepoel's COVID departure scrambles everything: Who will step up to fill the void?

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia scrapbook, week 1: Kuss’ mechanical creds, return of the breakaway, meats sticks, boiled eggs, and more

Here's your ultimate collection of stats, stories, and scraps from the first full week of this year's Giro d'Italia.

5 months ago

Remco Evenepoel out of the Giro d’Italia with COVID-19

The Belgian superstar recaptured the pink jersey Sunday with a narrow victory in the time trial only to be diagnosed a few hours later. Rigoberto Urán is also out.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 9: Remco Evenepoel sneaks back into pink with narrow TT win over Geraint Thomas

Evenepoel misses the knock-out punch against Roglič, with Thomas and Geoghegan Hart moving closer with strong weekend.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Reactions from Roglič, Healy, Gee, Geoghegan Hart, and Evenepoel on GC shakeup: ‘It wasn’t my best day’

Primož Roglič's attack on the final climb put Remco Evenepoel into the red as the GC fight takes fire: 'I have to take the opportunities that come my way.'

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 8: Ben Healy pounces for solo win, Roglič claws back fistful of seconds on Evenepoel

Evenepoel struggles to match a searing attack by Roglič, Thomas, and Geoghegan Hart in a late-stage climb in first sign of GC cracks.

5 months ago

COVID-19 outbreak at the Giro d’Italia: Filippo Ganna is the latest to leave

UPDATED: Italia star is the latest rider to leave with an infection since the start of the Italian grand tour.

5 months ago

Commentary: The Giro d’Italia is on a slow boil, but things will heat up fast

Giro di Hoody: Don't worry, the best is yet to come in this Giro. The good stuff always happens in week 3 in the 'corsa rosa.'

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 7: No-hope breakaway delivers miracle victory

Three riders hung on after attacking with 200km to go and delivered the surprise on Gran Sasso ahead of the cruising GC favorites.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Cavendish crashes again, Evenepoel, Roglič lick wounds ahead of first big mountain test

Evenepoel sounding confident as he carries 'virtual' lead into first major climb: 'Roglič is nervous. He knows he is 44 seconds behind.'

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 6: Mads Pedersen breaks escapees’ hearts with late sprint

Pedersen completes sweep of victories in all three grand tours after Simon Clarke, Alessandro De Marchi caught 200m from the line.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Evenepoel, Roglič crash but don’t lose time, Cavendish slides out to 4th: ‘Nothing’s broken, only my morale a little bit’

UPDATE: Dainese relegated and doctors say Evenepoel suffered hematomas and an impact on his sacrum: 'Stage six will be a difficult one for him.'

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 5: Kaden Groves wins rain-soaked stage, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish crash

Crashes galore as Remco Evenepoel, Mark Cavendish among the many fallers on wet roads.

5 months ago

What does it take to hit the podium in a Giro d’Italia sprint stage? We dive into the power data

Strava shows the 6W/kg climbs and 1,500W sprints needed to score in even one of the 'easy' stages of a grand tour.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 4: Aurélien Paret-Peintre scores breakaway sprint, Remco Evenepoel lets go of pink

Andreas Leknessund takes race lead as Soudal Quick-Step cedes GC responsibility in Giro's first mountain stage.

5 months ago

Lumpy course profiles see pure sprinters bypassing Giro d’Italia

Robbie McEwen says Giro d'Italia sprinters won't have it easy: 'Organizers are making the sprint stages harder.'

5 months ago

Who is Thomas Gloag? Roglič’s latest Giro lieutenant is a mathematician charting a ‘very steep learning curve’

Jumbo-Visma climbing ace gets fast-tracked to rookie corsa rosa after rapid ride through the Trinity ranks with Tom Pidcock, Ben Healy.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 3: Michael Matthews pips Mads Pedersen, João Almeida crashes

After a slow start, the stage turned spicy in the end. Pinot snagged the KoM jersey, Evenepoel avoided mishaps to stay in pink.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Should Remco Evenepoel give away the pink jersey?

Is Evenepoel's early GC lead a blessing or a curse? Is the maglia rosa a gift that should be given? Our editors debate either way.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia scrapbook, stages 1 & 2: Evenepoel’s speedy skin, a KoM-troversy, huge helmets or tiny riders?

Here's your ultimate collection of stats, stories, and scraps from the opening weekend of this year's Giro d'Italia.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: GC shake ups, close-calls, and setbacks mark the opening weekend

This weekend's time trial, late-stage pileup caught out more than a few pink jersey dreamers as Evenepoel ponders when he can give it away.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 2: Jonathan Milan wins crash-marred sprint, some riders lose time

Cavendish, Geoghegan Hart, and McNulty among top names caught up in a crash with 3.7km to go just beyond the 'safe zone.'

5 months ago

‘Mission one accomplished’: What Evenepoel, Geoghegan Hart, Almeida said after Giro d’Italia stage 1

Remco Evenepoel sets early benchmark by winning opening time trial by 22 seconds.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia stage 1: Remco Evenepoel destroys competition, takes pink jersey

Belgian TT champion finishes 22 seconds up on Filippo Ganna, Primož Roglič loses 43 seconds.

5 months ago

Calmer, wiser Primož Roglič ready for Giro d’Italia rerun: ‘I am like good wine’

Sepp Kuss on Jumbo-Visma's pink jersey ambitions: 'Primož is stronger than he was four years ago. He is a candidate for victory.'

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: Matthew Riccitello lines up at debut grand tour as youngest in the pack

Israel-Premier Tech has the youngest and oldest riders at the 2023 Giro d'Italia with Matthew Riccitello and Domenico Pozzovivo.

5 months ago

How Saturday’s opening time trial will shape the entire Giro d’Italia

Giro di Hoody: Will the time trials take the air out of the GC fight even before hitting the Dolomites? It will for a few pink jersey contenders.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia time trial start list: Who will win the first pink jersey?

Filippo Ganna and Stefan Küng are favorites for victory, but GC contenders Primož Roglič and Remco Evenepoel might have something to stay.

5 months ago

‘It’s insane’: Just how hard is the ‘brutal’ third week of the Giro d’Italia?

Question marks emerge over climbing TT, but third-week pain remains assured in traditional punishing Giro finale.

5 months ago

Who wins the Giro d’Italia and how? We pick our pink jersey favorites

Remco Evenepoel, Primož Roglič, or someone else? Our editorial team picks their favorites for the pink jersey.

5 months ago

UPDATED: Another COVID-19 case hits Jumbo-Visma ahead of Giro d’Italia

Gesink and Foss forced out, Dennis and Van Emden in: Roglič loses two key teammates for upcoming rumble with Remco Evenepoel.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia 2023: 5 key stages that will light up the race

VeloNews takes a look at what are likely to be the most important stages for the GC at the 2023 Giro d'Italia.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia: How Strava and VeloViewer revolutionized the old-school grand tour recon

The WorldTour increasingly taps into online data to prepare for grand tours, but the age-old reconnaissance mission will always rule.

5 months ago

Why we love the Giro d’Italia: The chaos, the beauty, and the passion unmatched in cycling

From the mayhem and majesty to the cuisine and coffee – VeloNews' editors share why the Giro is unlike any other race on the calendar.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia Route Map

An overview of the Giro d'Italia's route for 2023.

5 months ago

From Azzurra to Zzzs: An A to Z of the Giro d’Italia

Find out more about the first grand tour of the season and what makes it unique.

5 months ago

Ranking the favorites, outsiders, and wildcards hunting GC at the Giro d’Italia

The 2023 Giro will be about a lot more than just Primož Roglič and Remco Evenepoel: We dive into who might disrupt in the race for pink.

5 months ago

Robbie McEwen cautions don’t count out Mark Cavendish: ‘I won’t be shocked if he wins a Giro d’Italia stage’

Sprinter-turned-commentator McEwen says he's surprised at lack of support for Cavendish: 'Everything has to go perfectly to pull it off.'

5 months ago

Remco Evenepoel picks his Giro d’Italia train: ‘It’s no secret I want to do a good GC’

The foundations of the 'Remco Express' are taking shape as the world champion barrels toward the pink jersey.

5 months ago

Ineos Grenadiers bent on disrupting the Giro d’Italia: ‘Our lineup shows real intent in how we want to race’

Will the UK super team have someone to match Evenepoel and Roglič? Tao Geoghegan Hart and Geraint Thomas are hoping so.

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia preview: The climbs, the weather, and the tifosi, here’s the go-to guide for the season’s first grand tour

Monster climbs, crazed tifosi, a dash of old-school glamour, and the season's first grand tour — what's not to love about the Giro d'Italia?

5 months ago

Giro d’Italia start list: Who’s who in the race for the pink jersey

The official start list for the 2023 Giro d'Italia includes big names for all terrains, from Remco Evenepoel and Primož Roglič, to Sepp Kuss and Mark Cavendish.

5 months ago

Primož Roglič not obsessing over Remco Evenepoel in Giro d’Italia showdown: ‘I want the pink jersey in Rome’

Jumbo-Visma star wants to avoid repeat of 2019 when Carapaz rode away from him and Nibali: 'Everyone only mentions me and Remco, but there are a lot of other quality riders.'

5 months ago

Sepp Kuss embraces ‘unique opportunity’ of surprise Giro d’Italia call-up

Coloradan relishes challenge of his first Giro since 2019 after his season was turned upside down by late addition to Primož Roglič's support crew.

7 months ago

Remco Evenepoel crushes Teide record ahead of Giro d’Italia tuneup race

Belgian star shaves off two minutes on Strava record ahead of final stage race test before Liège-Bastogne-Liège and run at pink jersey.


Giro d'Italia Writers

Andrew Hood

Andrew Hood, aka “EuroHoody,” is the European editor for Velo. Since joining the title in 2002, he’s been chasing bike races all over the world. He’s covered dozens editions of the spring classics and the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a España, as well as numerous world championships in road, track, and mountain biking. He’s also covered five Olympic Games and traveled across six continents for bike races. Beyond the Outside cycling network, his work has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Outside, SKITraveler Magazine, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. He’s a voting member of the Velo d’Or prize committee, and he’s appeared on CNN, NBC, NPR, and BBC. Chances are if there’s a bike race, EuroHoody’s been to it, or will be going soon.

Betsy Welch

Betsy writes about off-road racing, culture, and personalities for Velo and PinkBike. She loves huge adventures on the bike, whether that means all-day alpine mountain biking or credit card touring through Alpine villages in Europe. Some of her most memorable reporting/riding trips (the lines get blurred) include the Migration Gravel Race in Kenya, bikepacking the Colorado Trail, and witnessing the first-ever Tour de France Femmes.  

Sadhbh O'Shea

Based in the cycling haven of the Isle of Man, Sadhbh O’Shea has been writing about cycling for almost 10 years. She has covered too many bike races to count, including all three grand tours and a whole host of monuments.

Jim Cotton

I’m a UK-based editor and reporter focusing on road racing, training, and nutrition. I’ve developed a bank of experience working on the ground at all three grand tours, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Strade Bianche, road worlds, and many more. I have my own ‘Behind the Ride‘ series of features that digs into how riders in the pro peloton have become the best in the world. It’s a wide-ranging column that’s covered diet, training, recovery, altitude camps, and a lot more. And when I’m not working? After a few decades of mostly dismal results, I’ve hung up the wheels on my bike racing career. Instead, now, I’m training for trail running races … but don’t hold that against me.

Alvin Holbrook

Hi, my name is Alvin Holbrook. I am the road and gravel tech editor for VELO, but I also cover e-bikes and whatever else piques my interest. Obviously, I love all things bikes, but I also care deeply about urban development and the infrastructure around it that makes going by bike easier. Meet Alvin

Will Tracy

Photojournalist & Associate Editor – Outdoor & Endurance at Outside.

How to Watch the 2023 Giro d’Italia

For 2023: GCN+ is showing the race in North America. Those of you in Europe have more options.

Inside the United States and Canada

Cycling fans in the U.S.A. and Canada can watch the Giro streamed through GCN+. The $49 annual subscription will allow you to watch via a web browser, the mobile app, or a smart tv app.

Daily coverage begins as early as 5:00 a.m. EDT daily. You’ll want to check the specific broadcast time for each stage, since there is some variability in the start times of the daily broadcast.

Outside the United States and Canada

GCN+ will show the race in Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Eurosport will show the race in Europe. Other options include Rai Sport in Italy, L'Equipe TV in France, and Sporza in Belgium.

More details on how to watch the 2023 Giro d'Italia here.