2017 Giro d'Italia
2017 UCI World Tour, race 21 of 37
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Race details
Dates5–28 May 2017
Distance3,609.1 km (2,243 mi)
Winning time90h 34' 54
Winner  Tom Dumoulin (NED) (Team Sunweb)
  Second  Nairo Quintana (COL) (Movistar Team)
  Third  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) (Bahrain–Merida)

Points  Fernando Gaviria (COL) (Quick-Step Floors)
Mountains  Mikel Landa (ESP) (Team Sky)
Youth  Bob Jungels (LUX) (Quick-Step Floors)
  Team Movistar Team
  Team points Quick-Step Floors
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The 2017 Giro d'Italia was the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia, one of cycling's Grand Tour races. The race started on 5 May in Alghero on the island of Sardinia,[1] and ended on 28 May in Milan. The race was won by Tom Dumoulin, who became the first Dutch male winner of the Giro.[2][3]


The team presentation took place in Alghero, Sardinia on 4 May.[4]

All 18 UCI WorldTeams were automatically invited and were obliged to attend the race. Four wildcard UCI Professional Continental teams were also selected.[5] Each team is expected to start with nine riders apart from Astana, with eight riders, due to the death of Michele Scarponi.[6]

The teams entering the race were:

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Pre-race favorites

The main pre-race favorites were Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain–Merida). Other general classification contenders were Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa (Team Sky), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL–Jumbo), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), Adam Yates (Orica–Scott), Bauke Mollema (Trek–Segafredo), Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha–Alpecin), Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team), Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) and Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale).[7][8][9]

Sprinters at the Giro include Fernando Gaviria, Caleb Ewan, Andre Greipel, Jasper Stuyven, Sacha Modolo, Giacomo Nizzolo, Sam Bennett and Ryan Gibbons.[9]

Route and stages

Details about the first three stages of the race were unveiled at a press conference on 14 September 2016. The remainder of the route was unveiled by race director Mauro Vegni on 25 October 2016.[1] However, organizers RCS Sport leaked the route on their website the day before the official presentation.[10]

There were 21 stages in the race, covering a total distance of 3,609.1 km (2,243 mi),[11] 142 km (88.2 mi) longer than the 2016 Giro. The longest race stage was stage 12 at 229 km (142 mi),[11] and stage 14 the shortest at 131 km (81 mi).[11] The race featured a total of 69.1 km (43 mi) in individual time trials,[11] and five summit finishes: stage 4, to Mount Etna; stage 9, to Blockhaus; stage 14, to Oropa; stage 18, to Ortisei/St. Ulrich; and stage 19, to Piancavallo. The Cima Coppi (the race's highest elevation) was the Stelvio Pass, summited during stage 16.[12] The stages were categorised in four ways by race organisers; time trials, low, medium and high difficulty.[11]

Stage characteristics and winners[11]
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1 5 May Alghero to Olbia 206 km (128 mi) Low-difficulty stage  Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT)
2 6 May Olbia to Tortolì 221 km (137 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  André Greipel (GER)
3 7 May Tortolì to Cagliari 148 km (92 mi) Low-difficulty stage  Fernando Gaviria (COL)
8 May Rest day
4 9 May Cefalù to Etna (Rifugio Sapienza) 181 km (112 mi) High-difficulty stage  Jan Polanc (SLO)
5 10 May Pedara to Messina 159 km (99 mi) Low-difficulty stage  Fernando Gaviria (COL)
6 11 May Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane 217 km (135 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Silvan Dillier (SUI)
7 12 May Castrovillari to Alberobello 224 km (139 mi) Low-difficulty stage  Caleb Ewan (AUS)
8 13 May Molfetta to Peschici 189 km (117 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Gorka Izagirre (ESP)
9 14 May Montenero di Bisaccia to Blockhaus 149 km (93 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Nairo Quintana (COL)
15 May Rest day
10 16 May Foligno to Montefalco 39.8 km (25 mi) Individual time trial  Tom Dumoulin (NED)
11 17 May Florence (Ponte a Ema) to Bagno di Romagna 161 km (100 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Omar Fraile (ESP)
12 18 May Forlì to Reggio Emilia 229 km (142 mi) Low-difficulty stage  Fernando Gaviria (COL)
13 19 May Reggio Emilia to Tortona 167 km (104 mi) Low-difficulty stage  Fernando Gaviria (COL)
14 20 May Castellania to Santuario di Oropa 131 km (81 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Tom Dumoulin (NED)
15 21 May Valdengo to Bergamo 199 km (124 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Bob Jungels (LUX)
22 May Rest day
16 23 May Rovetta to Bormio 222 km (138 mi) High-difficulty stage  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
17 24 May Tirano to Canazei 219 km (136 mi) Medium-difficulty stage  Pierre Rolland (FRA)
18 25 May Moena to Ortisei/St. Ulrich 137 km (85 mi) High-difficulty stage  Tejay van Garderen (USA)
19 26 May Innichen/San Candido to Piancavallo 191 km (119 mi) High-difficulty stage  Mikel Landa (ESP)
20 27 May Pordenone to Asiago 190 km (118 mi) High-difficulty stage  Thibaut Pinot (FRA)
21 28 May Monza (Autodromo) to Milan 29.3 km (18 mi) Individual time trial  Jos van Emden (NED)

Race overview

Lukas Pöstlberger won the first stage, André Greipel claimed the second and Fernando Gaviria the third. From there Bob Jungels would wear the Pink jersey as Gaviria went on to win three more stages and lock up the points classification. As the race entered the mountains the leader's jersey swapped between Nairo Quintana and Tom Dumoulin going into the penultimate time trial where Quintana was in 1st and Dumoulin in 4th. Domenico Pozzovivo, Ilnur Zakarin, Vincenzo Nibali and Thibault Pinot, who had just won the final mountain stage, were all within 90 seconds of Quintana. During the final time trial Dumoulin finished 2nd to fellow Dutchman Jos van Emden, but beat all of the GC contenders handily claiming the Giro victory thirty seconds ahead of Quintana as Nibali finalized the podium. This was the first grand tour victory by a Dutch rider in nearly four decades.


On the eve of the Giro d'Italia, the UCI announced that two Bardiani–CSF riders, Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni,[13] had tested positive for GH-Releasing Peptides (GHRPs) – defined as peptide hormones, growth factors, or mimetics – in samples collected during out-of-competition doping tests conducted on 25 and 26 April 2017.[14] With the team incurring first and second AAFs within a twelve-month period, the UCI aimed to enforce article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, allowing for suspension of the team from 15 to 45 days - casting doubt on their Giro appearance.[15][16]

Classification leadership

In the Giro d'Italia, four different jerseys are awarded:

  • The first and most important is the general classification, calculated by adding each rider's finishing times on each stage. Riders receive time bonuses (10, 6 and 4 seconds respectively) for finishing in the first three places on each stage, excluding the two individual time trial stages. The rider with the lowest cumulative time is awarded the pink jersey (Italian: maglia rosa),[17] and is considered the winner of the Giro d'Italia.[18][19]
Points for the points classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Stages 1–3, 5–7, 12–13 50 35 25 18 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Stages 8, 14–15, 17 25 18 12 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Other stages 15 12 9 7
  • Additionally, there is a points classification. Riders win points for finishing in the top placings on each stage, except the time trials. Flat stages award more points than mountainous stages, meaning that this classification tends to favour sprinters. In addition, points can be won in intermediate sprints. The leader of the points classification wore the cyclamen jersey,[17] awarded for the first time since 2009.
Points for the mountains classification
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Points for Cima Coppi 45 30 20 14 10 6 4 2 1
Points for Category 1 35 18 12 9 6 4 2 1 0
Points for Category 2 15 8 6 4 2 1 0
Points for Category 3 7 4 2 1 0
Points for Category 4 3 2 1 0
  • There is also a mountains classification, for which points were awarded for reaching the top of a climb before other riders. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, third or fourth-category, with more points available for the more difficult, higher-categorised climbs. For first-category climbs, the top eight riders earned points; on second-category climbs, six riders won points; on third-category climbs, only the top four riders earned points with three on fourth-category climbs. The leadership of the mountains classification was marked by a blue jersey.[17] The Cima Coppi, the race's highest point of elevation, awards more points than the other first-category climbs, with nine riders scoring points. At 2,757 metres (9,045 ft), the Cima Coppi for the 2017 Giro d'Italia is the Stelvio Pass.
  • The fourth jersey represents the young rider classification. This is decided the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1992 are eligible. The winner of the classification is awarded a white jersey.[18]
  • There are also two classifications for teams. In the Trofeo Fast Team classification, the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage are added up; the leading team is one with the lowest total time. The Trofeo Super Team is a team points classification, with the top 20 riders of each stage earning points for their team.[18]

Several other minor classifications are awarded:

  • The first is the intermediate sprint classification. Each road stage has two sprints - the Traguardi Volanti. The first riders across the intermediate sprint lines are awarded points; the rider with the most points at the end of the race wins the classification. This classification was won by Daniel Teklehaimanot (Team Dimension Data).
  • Another classification – the combativity prize (Italian: Premio Combattività) – involves points awarded to the first riders at the stage finishes, at intermediate sprints, and at the summits of categorised climbs. This classification was won by Mikel Landa (Team Sky).
  • There is also a breakaway award (Italian: Premio della Fuga). For this, points are awarded to each rider in any breakaway smaller than 10 riders that escapes for at least 5 kilometres (3.1 mi). Each rider is awarded a point for each kilometre that the rider was away from the peloton. The rider with the most points at the end of the Giro wins the award. This classification was won by Pavel Brutt (Gazprom–RusVelo).
  • The final classification is a "fair play" ranking for each team. Teams are given penalty points for infringing various rules. These range from half-point penalties, for offences that merit warnings from race officials, to a 2000-point penalty, for a positive doping test. The team that has the lowest points total at the end of the Giro wins the classification. The winner was Bora–Hansgrohe, with 20 penalty points to their name.
Classification leadership by stage
Stage Winner General classification
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Points classification
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Mountains classification
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Young rider classification
Jersey white.svg
Trofeo Fast Team Trofeo Super Team
1 Lukas Pöstlberger Lukas Pöstlberger Lukas Pöstlberger[N 1] Cesare Benedetti Lukas Pöstlberger[N 1] Bora–Hansgrohe Bora–Hansgrohe
2 André Greipel André Greipel André Greipel[N 2] Daniel Teklehaimanot Orica–Scott Lotto–Soudal
3 Fernando Gaviria Fernando Gaviria Fernando Gaviria[N 3] Quick-Step Floors Team Dimension Data
4 Jan Polanc Bob Jungels Jan Polanc Bob Jungels[N 4] Cannondale–Drapac UAE Team Emirates
5 Fernando Gaviria Fernando Gaviria Quick-Step Floors
6 Silvan Dillier
7 Caleb Ewan UAE Team Emirates
8 Gorka Izagirre
9 Nairo Quintana Nairo Quintana Davide Formolo Movistar Team
10 Tom Dumoulin Tom Dumoulin Bob Jungels
11 Omar Fraile
12 Fernando Gaviria Omar Fraile
13 Fernando Gaviria
14 Tom Dumoulin Tom Dumoulin[N 5]
15 Bob Jungels
16 Vincenzo Nibali Mikel Landa
17 Pierre Rolland
18 Tejay van Garderen Adam Yates
19 Mikel Landa Nairo Quintana
20 Thibaut Pinot
21 Jos van Emden Tom Dumoulin Bob Jungels
Final Tom Dumoulin Fernando Gaviria Mikel Landa Bob Jungels Movistar Team Quick-Step Floors

Final standings

A pink jersey Denotes the leader of the general classification A blue jersey Denotes the leader of the mountains classification
A red jersey Denotes the leader of the points classification A white jersey Denotes the leader of the young rider classification

General classification

General classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Tom Dumoulin (NED) General classification Team Sunweb 90h 34' 54"
2  Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team + 31"
3  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 40"
4  Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ + 1' 17"
5  Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 1' 56"
6  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 3' 11"
7  Bauke Mollema (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 3' 41"
8  Bob Jungels (LUX) Young rider classification Quick-Step Floors + 7' 04"
9  Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 8' 10"
10  Davide Formolo (ITA) Cannondale–Drapac + 15' 57"

Points classification

Points classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Fernando Gaviria (COL) Points classification Quick-Step Floors 325
2  Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek–Segafredo 192
3  Sam Bennett (IRL) Bora–Hansgrohe 117
4  Daniel Teklehaimanot (ERI) Team Dimension Data 100
5  Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe 98
6  Tom Dumoulin (NED) General classification Team Sunweb 80
7  Pavel Brutt (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo 76
8  Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) Team Dimension Data 76
9  Eugert Zhupa (ALB) Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia 70
10  Roberto Ferrari (ITA) UAE Team Emirates 70

Mountains classification

Mountains classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Points
1  Mikel Landa (ESP) Mountains classification Team Sky 224
2  Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Astana 118
3  Omar Fraile (ESP) Team Dimension Data 104
4  Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team 70
5  Pierre Rolland (FRA) Cannondale–Drapac 70
6  Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin 66
7  Igor Antón (ESP) Team Dimension Data 56
8  Tom Dumoulin (NED) General classification Team Sunweb 55
9  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale 54
10  Thibaut Pinot (FRA) FDJ 53

Young rider classification

Young rider classification (1–10)
Rank Rider Team Time
1  Bob Jungels (LUX) Young rider classification Quick-Step Floors 90h 41' 58"
2  Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 1' 06"
3  Davide Formolo (ITA) Cannondale–Drapac + 8' 13"
4  Jan Polanc (SLO) UAE Team Emirates + 11' 02"
5  Laurens De Plus (BEL) Quick-Step Floors + 1h 12' 56"
6  Simone Petilli (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 1h 22' 30"
7  Sebastián Henao (COL) Team Sky + 1h 37' 00"
8  François Bidard (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale + 2h 01' 59"
9  Alexander Foliforov (RUS) Gazprom–RusVelo + 2h 02' 26"
10  Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) Bora–Hansgrohe + 2h 05' 30"

Trofeo Fast Team

Trofeo Fast Team classification (1–10)
Rank Team Time
1 Movistar Team 270h 36' 48"
2 AG2R La Mondiale + 59' 46"
3 FDJ + 1h 19' 56"
4 Bahrain–Merida + 1h 24' 52"
5 Cannondale–Drapac + 1h 27' 19"
6 UAE Team Emirates + 1h 59' 31"
7 Team Sky + 1h 59' 41"
8 Astana + 2h 09' 05"
9 Trek–Segafredo + 2h 23' 12"
10 Team Sunweb + 2h 41' 45"

Trofeo Super Team

Trofeo Super Team classification (1–10)
Rank Team Points
1 Quick-Step Floors 516
2 UAE Team Emirates 355
3 Team Sky 323
4 Bora–Hansgrohe 308
5 Movistar Team 297
6 Team Dimension Data 289
7 Team Sunweb 286
8 Trek–Segafredo 277
9 FDJ 240
10 Bahrain–Merida 239



  1. ^ a b In stage 2, Caleb Ewan, who was second in the points and young rider classifications, wore the cyclamen points jersey, because Lukas Pöstlberger (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage. Jasper Stuyven, who was third in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey as a result of this.
  2. ^ In stage 3, Caleb Ewan, who was fourth in the points classification, wore the cyclamen jersey, because André Greipel (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification, Daniel Teklehaimanot (in second place) wore the blue jersey as leader of the mountains classification, and Lukas Pöstlberger (in third place) wore the white jersey as leader of the young rider classification during that stage.
  3. ^ In stage 4, Lukas Pöstlberger, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because Fernando Gaviria (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.
  4. ^ In stages 5 to 9, Adam Yates, who was second in the young rider classification, wore the white jersey, because Bob Jungels (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.
  5. ^ In stages 15 and 16, Omar Fraile, who was second in the mountains classification, wore the blue jersey, because Tom Dumoulin (in first place) wore the pink jersey as leader of the general classification during that stage.


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