Frenchman Bruno Armirail is still in pink and will spend the second day of rest as leader of this Giro.
The dream continues for Bruno Armirail. The French, chrono specialist, is still in pink for the second day of rest this Monday, May 22. Despite a few seconds lost on Sunday on the main favorites, he has a good lead of 1'08 over the Welshman of the Ineos team, Geraint Thomas. "Spending the rest day with the jersey is great and Tuesday will be a new day," continued Armirail. "I had a lot of encouragement, that's when I realized, staying on the bike. It gave me chills. Even during the stage I had chills compared to all my colleagues, in view of the work they were doing, because it's usually the job I do for them. There I was quite moved to say to myself 'the guys are driving for me'... is something exceptional, I don't think I'm going to experience it often in my career."
Sunday's stage was also marked by controversy with a clash between Thibaut Pinot and manager Jonathan Wauters who said he was proud to see Ben Healy salute Brandon McNulty despite his second place. "I'm proud that Ben Healy congratulated the winner and didn't cry in the media about how life is sometimes unfair. Great attitude, great person, great runner," he said. he writes, in reference to Pinot's attitude after his 2nd place in Switzerland. A strong tackle against Thibaut Pinot as evidenced by the second tweet. "I don't think Pinot can read this tweet through his tears...". The Groupama rider also answered a "Who are you" just below...
The dates of the Giro are traditionally fixed in May, which makes the race an essential prerequisite for the Tour de France, in the same way as the Tour of Spain or a handful of classics. The Giro d'Italia 2023 has thus been scheduled from May 6 for a duration of 3 weeks and will therefore end on Sunday May 28, 2023.
Here is the start list of the Giro d'Italia 2023. The latter will be updated each time a team confirms its team. Here are for the moment the first names for this Giro.
The Tour of Italy is broadcast live and in full on Eurosport antennas. The race can be followed on Eurosport 1, Eurosport.fr as well as the Eurosport and GCN apps. Each stage will be accompanied by a presentation and a debrief of the "Kings of the Pedal", animated successively by Géraldine Weber and Lesly Boitrel. The race will be commented on by Guillaume Di Grazia and Jacky Durand, joined in turn by Steve Chainel, David Moncoutié, Philippe Gilbert, Audrey Cordon Ragot.
Here is the official map of the Tour of Italy 2023 which will start on May 6, 2023 from Fossacesia with an individual time trial.
Opportunities for sprinters, for punchers, but especially for climbers. With a very big elevation gain, the Giro 2022 should be one of the most difficult in the history of the Giro d'Italia.
Here is the classification of the Tour of Italy 2023 updated at each end of the stage with all the differences.
Here are the winners of the last 15 years of the Tour of Italy, called Giro d'Italia.