2016 Giro D'Italia
The 99th edition of the Giro D'Italia will start in Apeldoorn of the Netherlands with a 6 mile individual time trial. This "Grande Partenza" or Big Start of the Giro, marks the third time that the race has begun in the Netherlands.
The 21-stage race will cover 2,102 miles through the Netherlands, Italy and some of France.
The iconic pink jersey
The iconic pink jersey of the Giro D'Italia is awared to the general classification points leader after each stage. The color of the jersey was chosen by the original race organizer, a newspaper that printed it's pages on pink paper.
BMC Racing Team: Manuel Senni, Darwin Atapuma, Alessandro De Marchi, Silvan Dillier, Stefan Kung, Daniel Oss, Manuel Quinziato, Joseph Rosskopf, Rick Zabel
FDJ: Arnaud Demare, Arnaud Courtelle, Mickael Delage, Murilo Fischer, Alexandre Geniez, Ignatas Konovalovas, Olivier Le Gac, Marc Sarreau, Benoit Vaugrenard
Orica-GreenEdge: Esteban Chaves, Sam Bewley, Caleb Ewan, Michael Hepburn, Damien Howson, Luka Mezgec, Ruben Plaza, Svein Tuft, Amets Txurruka
Team Giant-Alpecin: Tom Dumoulin, Nikias Arndt, Bert De Backer, Chad Haga, Cheng Ji, Tobias Ludvigsson, Georg Preidler, Tom Stamsnijder, Albert Timmer
Team LottoNL-Jumbo: Steven Kruijwijk, Enrico Battaglin, Moreno Hofland, Twan Castelins, Martin Keizer, Primoz Roglic, Bram Tankink, Maarten Tjallingii, Jos Van Emden
Team Sky: Mikel Landa, Ian Boswell, Philip Deignan, Sebastian Henao, Mikel Nieve, Christian Knees, David Lopez, Nicolas Roche, Elia Viviani
Trek-Segafredo: Ryder Hesjedal, Eugenio Alafaci, Jack Bobridge, Fabian Cancellara, Marco Coledan, Laurent Didier, Giacomo Nizzolo, Boy Van Poppel, Riccardo Zoidl
Team Presentations - Welcome to Apeldoorn
On Thursday, the team presentation was held in Apeldoorn. As you can see there was a huge crowd in attendance to welcome all of the WorldTour teams.
Dumoulin opens Giro with victory in TT!
In front of his home crowd, Tom Dumoulin earned himself the first maglia rosa of the Giro by a narrow margin of just 0.01 seconds.