This video shows the first stage of the Tour of Italy cycling race, the Giro d’Italia, which will start today in Dutch Apeldoorn city. That first stage is a 10 kilometer time trial.
Also the second and third stages will be in Gelderland province in the Netherlands this weekend, around Arnhem and Nijmegen cities. All the other stages will be in Italy, including some in mountainous areas.
198 cyclists will participate.
Among the favourites to win the first leader’s pink jersey in today’s time trial is Swiss veteran Fabian Cancellara. However, he suffers from a flu attack. Other good time trialists are Dutch Tom Dumoulin and Jos van Emden.
Among the favourites for top spots in the final classification are Vincenzo Nibali from Italy, Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa from Spain, and Steven Kruijswijk from the Netherlands.
The South African Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will also participate; including four South African cyclists and Merhawi Kudus from Eritrea.
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