Giro di Italia is starting tomorrow

World cycling is focusing tomorrow at the start line of  Giro di Italia, which is one of the Grand Tours and one of the most difficult tours. Here are the favorites, the etaps and the winners og the Giro.

Probable winners of Giro di Italia 2012:
Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale)
Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD)
John Gadret (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
Roman Kreuziger (Astana)
Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF Inox)
Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda)
Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)
Joaquím Rodriguez (Katusha)
Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD)

Etaps:
Stage 1 May 5 – Herning 8.7 km ITT
Stage 2 May 6 – Herning 206 km
Stage 3 May 7 – Horsens 190 km
Rest day 1 May 8
Stage 4 May 9 – Verona 32.2 km TTT
Stage 5 May 10 – Modena – Fano 199 km
Stage 6 May 11 – Urbino – Porto Sant’Elpidio 207 km
Stage 7 May 12 – Recanati – Rocca di Cambio 202 km
Stage 8 May 13 – Sulmona – Lago Laceno 229 km
Stage 9 May 14 – San Giorgio nel Sannio – Frosinone 171 km
Stage 10 May 15 – Civitavecchia – Assisi 187 km
Stage 11 May 16 – Assisi – Montecatini Terme 243 km
Stage 12 May 17 – Seravezza – Sestri Levante 157 km
Stage 13 May 18 – Savona – Cervere 121 km
Stage 14 May 19 – Cherasco – Cervinia 205 km
Stage 15 May 20 – Busto Arsizio – Lecco/Pian dei Resinelli 172 km
Rest day 2 May 21
Stage 16 May 22 – Limone sul Garda – Falzes/Pfalzen 174 km
Stage 17 May 23 – Falzes/Pfalzen – Cortina d’Ampezzo 187 km
Stage 18 May 24 – San Vito di Cadore – Vedelago 139 km
Stage 19 May 25 – Treviso – Alpe di Pampeago 197 km
Stage 20 May 26 – Caldes/Val di Sole – Passo dello Stelvio 218 km
Stage 21 May 27 – Milan 31.5 km ITT

Winners of Giro di Italia:
Alfredo Binda (ITA) 5
Fausto Coppi (ITA) 5
Eddy Merckx (BEL) 5
Giovanni Brunero (ITA) 3
Gino Bartali (ITA) 3
Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) 3
Felice Gimondi (ITA) 3
Bernard Hinault (FRA) 3

More etap wins:
1 Mario Cipollini Italy 42
2 Alfredo Binda Italy 41
3 Learco Guerra Italy 31
4 Costante Girardengo Italy 30
5 Eddy Merckx Belgium 25
6 Alessandro Petacchi Italy 25

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