2017 Giro d'Italia
|2017 UCI World Tour, race 21 of 37|
|Dates||5–28 May 2017|
|Distance||3,609.1 km (2,243 mi)|
|Winning time||90h 34' 54|
The 2017 Giro d'Italia was the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The race started on 5 May in Alghero on the island of Sardinia, and ended on 28 May in Milan. The race was won by Tom Dumoulin, who became the first Dutch male winner of the Giro.
All 18 UCI WorldTeams were automatically invited and were obliged to attend the race. Four wildcard UCI Professional Continental teams were also selected. Each team is expected to start with nine riders apart from Astana, with eight riders, due to the death of Michele Scarponi.
The teams entering the race were:
UCI Professional Continental teams
The main pre-race favorites were Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain–Merida). Other general classification contenders were Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa (Team Sky), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL–Jumbo), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Adam Yates (Orica–Scott), Bauke Mollema (Trek–Segafredo), Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha–Alpecin), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team), Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) and Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale).
Route and stages
Details about the first three stages of the race were unveiled at a press conference on 14 September 2016. The remainder of the route was unveiled by race director Mauro Vegni on 25 October 2016. However, organizers RCS Sport leaked the route on their website the day before the official presentation.
There were 21 stages in the race, covering a total distance of 3,609.1 km (2,243 mi), 142 km (88.2 mi) longer than the 2016 Giro. The longest race stage was stage 12 at 229 km (142 mi), and stage 14 the shortest at 131 km (81 mi). The race featured a total of 69.1 km (43 mi) in individual time trials, and five summit finishes: stage 4, to Mount Etna; stage 9, to Blockhaus; stage 14, to Oropa; stage 18, to Ortisei/St. Ulrich; and stage 19, to Piancavallo. The Cima Coppi (the race's highest elevation) was the Stelvio Pass, summited during stage 16. The stages were categorised in four ways by race organisers; time trials, low, medium and high difficulty.
|1||5 May||Alghero to Olbia||206 km (128 mi)||Low-difficulty stage||Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT)|
|2||6 May||Olbia to Tortolì||221 km (137 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||André Greipel (GER)|
|3||7 May||Tortolì to Cagliari||148 km (92 mi)||Low-difficulty stage||Fernando Gaviria (COL)|
|8 May||Rest day|
|4||9 May||Cefalù to Etna (Rifugio Sapienza)||181 km (112 mi)||High-difficulty stage||Jan Polanc (SLO)|
|5||10 May||Pedara to Messina||159 km (99 mi)||Low-difficulty stage||Fernando Gaviria (COL)|
|6||11 May||Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane||217 km (135 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Silvan Dillier (SUI)|
|7||12 May||Castrovillari to Alberobello||224 km (139 mi)||Low-difficulty stage||Caleb Ewan (AUS)|
|8||13 May||Molfetta to Peschici||189 km (117 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Gorka Izagirre (ESP)|
|9||14 May||Montenero di Bisaccia to Blockhaus||149 km (93 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Nairo Quintana (COL)|
|15 May||Rest day|
|10||16 May||Foligno to Montefalco||39.8 km (25 mi)||Individual time trial||Tom Dumoulin (NED)|
|11||17 May||Florence (Ponte a Ema) to Bagno di Romagna||161 km (100 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Omar Fraile (ESP)|
|12||18 May||Forlì to Reggio Emilia||229 km (142 mi)||Low-difficulty stage||Fernando Gaviria (COL)|
|13||19 May||Reggio Emilia to Tortona||167 km (104 mi)||Low-difficulty stage||Fernando Gaviria (COL)|
|14||20 May||Castellania to Santuario di Oropa||131 km (81 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Tom Dumoulin (NED)|
|15||21 May||Valdengo to Bergamo||199 km (124 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Bob Jungels (LUX)|
|22 May||Rest day|
|16||23 May||Rovetta to Bormio||222 km (138 mi)||High-difficulty stage||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)|
|17||24 May||Tirano to Canazei||219 km (136 mi)||Medium-difficulty stage||Pierre Rolland (FRA)|
|18||25 May||Moena to Ortisei/St. Ulrich||137 km (85 mi)||High-difficulty stage||Tejay van Garderen (USA)|
|19||26 May||Innichen/San Candido to Piancavallo||191 km (119 mi)||High-difficulty stage||Mikel Landa (ESP)|
|20||27 May||Pordenone to Asiago||190 km (118 mi)||High-difficulty stage||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)|
|21||28 May||Monza (Autodromo) to Milan||29.3 km (18 mi)||Individual time trial||Jos van Emden (NED)|
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On the eve of the Giro d'Italia, the UCI announced that two Bardiani–CSF riders, Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni, had tested positive for GH-Releasing Peptides (GHRPs) – defined as peptide hormones, growth factors, or mimetics – in samples collected during out-of-competition doping tests conducted on 25 and 26 April 2017. With the team incurring first and second AAFs within a twelve-month period, the UCI aimed to enforce article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, allowing for suspension of the team from 15 to 45 days - casting doubt on their Giro appearance.
In the Giro d'Italia, four different jerseys are awarded:
- The first and most important is the general classification, calculated by adding each rider's finishing times on each stage. Riders receive time bonuses (10, 6 and 4 seconds respectively) for finishing in the first three places on each stage, excluding the two individual time trial stages. The rider with the lowest cumulative time is awarded the pink jersey (Italian: maglia rosa), and is considered the winner of the Giro d'Italia.
|Stages 1–3, 5–7, 12–13||50||35||25||18||14||12||10||8||7||6||5||4||3||2||1|
|Stages 8, 14–15, 17||25||18||12||8||6||5||4||3||2||1||0|
- Additionally, there is a points classification. Riders win points for finishing in the top placings on each stage, except the time trials. Flat stages award more points than mountainous stages, meaning that this classification tends to favour sprinters. In addition, points can be won in intermediate sprints. The leader of the points classification wore the cyclamen jersey, awarded for the first time since 2009.
|Points for Cima Coppi||45||30||20||14||10||6||4||2||1|
|Points for Category 1||35||18||12||9||6||4||2||1||0|
|Points for Category 2||15||8||6||4||2||1||0|
|Points for Category 3||7||4||2||1||0|
|Points for Category 4||3||2||1||0|
- There is also a mountains classification, for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, third or fourth-category, with more points available for the more difficult, higher-categorised climbs. For first-category climbs, the top eight riders earned points; on second-category climbs, six riders won points; on third-category climbs, only the top four riders earned points with three on fourth-category climbs. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a blue jersey. The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awards more points than the other first-category climbs, with nine riders scoring points. At 2,757 metres (9,045 ft), the Cima Coppi for the 2017 Giro d'Italia is the Stelvio Pass.
- The fourth jersey represents the young rider classification. This is decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1992 are eligible. The winner of the classification is awarded a white jersey.
- There are also two classifications for teams. In the Trofeo Fast Team classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage are added up; the leading team is one with the lowest total time. The Trofeo Super Team is a team points classification, with the top 20 riders of each stage earning points for their team.
Several other minor classifications are awarded:
- The first is the intermediate sprint classification. Each road stage has two sprints - the Traguardi Volanti. The first riders across the intermediate sprint lines are awarded points; the rider with the most points at the end of the race wins the classification. This classification was won by Daniel Teklehaimanot (Team Dimension Data).
- Another classification – the combativity prize (Italian: Premio Combattività) – involves points awarded to the first riders at the stage finishes, at intermediate sprints, and at the summits of categorised climbs. This classification was won by Mikel Landa (Team Sky).
- There is also a breakaway award (Italian: Premio della Fuga). For this, points are awarded to each rider in any breakaway smaller than 10 riders that escapes for at least 5 kilometres (3.1 mi). Each rider is awarded a point for each kilometre that the rider was away from the peloton. The rider with the most points at the end of the Giro wins the award. This classification was won by Pavel Brutt (Gazprom–RusVelo).
- The final classification is a "fair play" ranking for each team. Teams are given penalty points for infringing various rules. These range from half-point penalties, for offences that merit warnings from race officials, to a 2000-point penalty, for a positive doping test. The team that has the lowest points total at the end of the Giro wins the classification. The winner was Bora–Hansgrohe, with 20 penalty points to their name.
|Denotes the leader of the general classification||Denotes the leader of the mountains classification|
|Denotes the leader of the points classification||Denotes the leader of the young rider classification|
|1||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||Team Sunweb||90h 34' 54"|
|2||Nairo Quintana (COL)||Movistar Team||+ 31"|
|3||Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)||Bahrain–Merida||+ 40"|
|4||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)||FDJ||+ 1' 17"|
|5||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||+ 1' 56"|
|6||Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 3' 11"|
|7||Bauke Mollema (NED)||Trek–Segafredo||+ 3' 41"|
|8||Bob Jungels (LUX)||Quick-Step Floors||+ 7' 04"|
|9||Adam Yates (GBR)||Orica–Scott||+ 8' 10"|
|10||Davide Formolo (ITA)||Cannondale–Drapac||+ 15' 57"|
|1||Fernando Gaviria (COL)||Quick-Step Floors||325|
|2||Jasper Stuyven (BEL)||Trek–Segafredo||192|
|3||Sam Bennett (IRL)||Bora–Hansgrohe||117|
|4||Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI)||Team Dimension Data||100|
|5||Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT)||Bora–Hansgrohe||98|
|6||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||Team Sunweb||80|
|7||Pavel Brutt (RUS)||Gazprom–RusVelo||76|
|8||Kristian Sbaragli (ITA)||Team Dimension Data||76|
|9||Eugert Zhupa (ALB)||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia||70|
|10||Roberto Ferrari (ITA)||UAE Team Emirates||70|
|1||Mikel Landa (ESP)||Team Sky||224|
|2||Luis León Sánchez (ESP)||Astana||118|
|3||Omar Fraile (ESP)||Team Dimension Data||104|
|4||Nairo Quintana (COL)||Movistar Team||70|
|5||Pierre Rolland (FRA)||Cannondale–Drapac||70|
|6||Ilnur Zakarin (RUS)||Team Katusha–Alpecin||66|
|7||Igor Antón (ESP)||Team Dimension Data||56|
|8||Tom Dumoulin (NED)||Team Sunweb||55|
|9||Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA)||AG2R La Mondiale||54|
|10||Thibaut Pinot (FRA)||FDJ||53|
Young rider classification
|1||Bob Jungels (LUX)||Quick-Step Floors||90h 41' 58"|
|2||Adam Yates (GBR)||Orica–Scott||+ 1' 06"|
|3||Davide Formolo (ITA)||Cannondale–Drapac||+ 8' 13"|
|4||Jan Polanc (SLO)||UAE Team Emirates||+ 11' 02"|
|5||Laurens De Plus (BEL)||Quick-Step Floors||+ 1h 12' 56"|
|6||Simone Petilli (ITA)||UAE Team Emirates||+ 1h 22' 30"|
|7||Sebastián Henao (COL)||Team Sky||+ 1h 37' 00"|
|8||François Bidard (FRA)||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 2h 01' 59"|
|9||Alexander Foliforov (RUS)||Gazprom–RusVelo||+ 2h 02' 26"|
|10||Gregor Mühlberger (AUT)||Bora–Hansgrohe||+ 2h 05' 30"|
Trofeo Fast Team
|1||Movistar Team||270h 36' 48"|
|2||AG2R La Mondiale||+ 59' 46"|
|3||FDJ||+ 1h 19' 56"|
|4||Bahrain–Merida||+ 1h 24' 52"|
|5||Cannondale–Drapac||+ 1h 27' 19"|
|6||UAE Team Emirates||+ 1h 59' 31"|
|7||Team Sky||+ 1h 59' 41"|
|8||Astana||+ 2h 09' 05"|
|9||Trek–Segafredo||+ 2h 23' 12"|
|10||Team Sunweb||+ 2h 41' 45"|
- In stage 2, Caleb Ewan, who was second in the points and young rider classifications, wore the cyclamen points jersey, because Lukas Pöstlberger (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage. Jasper Stuyven, who was third in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey as a result of this.
- In stage 3, Caleb Ewan, who was fourth in the points classification, wore the cyclamen jersey, because André Greipel (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification, Daniel Teklehaimanot (in second place) wore the blue jersey as leader of the mountains classification, and Lukas Pöstlberger (in third place) wore the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification during that stage.
- In stage 4, Lukas Pöstlberger, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because Fernando Gaviria (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.
- In stages 5 to 9, Adam Yates, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because Bob Jungels (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.
- In stages 15 and 16, Omar Fraile, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the blue jersey, because Tom Dumoulin (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.
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