Giro d'Italia 2019

Also running: Monaco Grand Prix

Here we are again; there's fewer and fewer cycling fans on here but with Tom competing I had to create this.

How it works

Predict who is going to win each stage of the Giro.

  • Leave your prediction for each stage on the giveaway (they all include maps and profiles and link to the official site).
  • Do not edit your predictions if you want to change but delete and create a new one.
  • Below is a table with all of them but you can just go the first one and use the "next stage" link.
  • We're not going to make it too easy so anyone who just spams the same rider for all stages will be disqualified.

Preview

This event is a little more limited than the Tour de France event; no Tour Touristique and the preview is just a direct copy/paste from the official site.

Sites
Official Site
Wikipedia (This page could do with a lot more stats.)

Favorites
See the PEZ Preview.

Stages

Date Stage (Giveaway) Steam
Saturday, 11 May Bologna to Bologna (San Luca) Six Sides of the World
Sunday, 12 May Bologna to Fucecchio Cyber City 2157: The Visual Novel
Monday, 13 May Vinci to Orbetello Evertown
Tuesday, 14 May Orbetello to Frascati POSTAL 2
Wednesday, 15 May Frascati to Terracina Sky Mercenaries
Thursday, 16 May Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo Avalanche 2: Super Avalanche
Friday, 17 May Vasto to L'Aquila Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Saturday, 18 May Tortoreto Lido to Pesaro Aozora Meikyuu
Sunday, 19 May Riccione to San Marino (San Marino) Project Pulsation
Tuesday, 21 May Ravenna to Modena Run Rabbit Run
Wednesday, 22 May Carpi to Novi Ligure Sky To Fly: Faster Than Wind
Thursday, 23 May Cuneo to Pinerolo Advent Rising
Friday, 24 May Pinerolo to Ceresole Reale (SerrĂ¹ Lake) Sakura Spirit
Saturday, 25 May Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur (Skyway Monte Bianco) Disillusions Manga Horror
Sunday, 26 May Ivrea to Como POSTAL
Tuesday, 28 May Lovere to Ponte di Legno Z.I.O.N.
Wednesday, 29 May Commezzadura (Val di Sole) to Anterselva/Antholz ZombieRush
Thursday, 30 May Valdaora/Olang to Santa Maria di Sala The Journey Down: Chapter One
Friday, 31 May Treviso to San Martino di Castrozza Keebles
Saturday, 1 June Feltre to Croce d’Aune-Monte Avena Last Days of Spring Visual Novel
Sunday, 2 June Verona to Verona Sword of Asumi - Deluxe Edition
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5 months ago*

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We have a stellar field this year!, great for the Giro but quite a few riders I'd have preferred to see at 100% at the Tour trying to stop it from becoming a Sky/Ineos total domination...
Anyway, with Bernal sadly out, I see 3 clear favourites, and I could hardly pick between them : Roglic, Dumoulin and Simon Yates. Well, maybe this year the Giro is the real Tour ;)

5 months ago
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Yeah, it should be quite interesting this year, I'm looking forward to it.

5 months ago
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Really looking forward to the Giro. Both the GC and the sprints should be wide open this year.

5 months ago
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Today is the end of Tom Dumoulin's chances in this year's Giro; I wonder if he will even start tomorrow... :/

5 months ago
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All GC riders aside from Roglic and Carapaz lost time today. Not exactly a fan of teams attacking right after the crash....

5 months ago
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Very solid win by Primoz Roglic today but terrible luck for Victor Campenaerts, he really deserved the win.

Amazing how badly Yates and Angel Lopez did.

4 months ago
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And while Lopez at least is definitely not a TT guy, Yates really surprised me a lot. Maybe not totally out of contention yet, but waaay off from the rider that dominated the Vuelta!

4 months ago
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The (in)famous Passo di Gavia has been removed from Tuesday's stage. The mountain is covered in snow and ice and has been deemed too dangerous for the riders.

A wise decision in my view. In 1988 the went over in the worst weather imaginable. Erik Breukink won but crossed the finish line more dead than alive.

De legendarische sneeuwetappe in de Giro van 1988 | Andere Tijden Sport

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4 months ago
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As much as I like the Gavia, they had no choice but cancelling it, it would have been even more dangerous than 30 years ago, the road should be (mostly) cleared but there is a huge avalanche risk with 10 or more metres snow walls at road's edge! Here's some impressive images I found:

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4 months ago*
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Damn!

Those pics are amazing and scary in equal measure.

4 months ago
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Well, this Giro certainly didn't go like anyone predicted...

4 months ago
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Hopefully the Tour will overturn expectations similarly :p

Anyway, Carapaz was very strong, probably the best climber together with Landa, and it's always nice to see great results from "exotic" countries. He likely won't be a future Tour winner, but surely a serious contender for Grand Tours. Bravo Richard!

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Yeah, it was quite something.

Gotta wonder if Movistar might not just pick him over Landa based on this.

Her'e to a fun Tour de France!

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