2018 Giro d’Italia is underway and starting today in Jerusalem’s Old City. As in recent times, it is quite often for a Grand Tour to start in another country (13th time outside Italy for Giro…this is a premiere of any Grand Tour to start outside Europe on another continent) for promotional reasons mostly. So, the first 3 stages will happen in Israel, after which they’ll return to Italy for 18 further stages. This year, the Tour will finish in Rome on the 27th of May.
It is the 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s Grand Tour races.
The main pre-race favorites are Chris Froome (Team Sky), defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates).
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