The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia multi-stage cycling tournament, which is one of the highlights of the professional cycling calendar, will get underway this Friday 5 May. The tournament comprises 21 day-long stages, most of them taking place in Italy, and Stage 1 will see the competitors cycling from Alghero, on the northwest coast of Sardinia, to Olbia, on the northeast coast.
The 2016 Vuelta a España starts on Saturday, giving fans everywhere one last chance to get stuck into a Grand Tour before the road cycling season starts winding down.
The first mountain time trial in 12 years beckons to the peloton during Stage 18 of the 2016 Tour de France; the last time such a stage was held was in 2004, when the riders went up the Alpe d’Huez.
The 2016 Tour de France has already seen one big name fall to the wayside, with Alberto Contador abandoning on stage 9 after coming down with a fever.
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