Andrew Hood looks back at three weeks of racing through Italy and comes up with his five main takeaways from the race.
Frenchman Thibaut Pinot is thrilled with his Giro debut, and he's holding out hope for a miracle in Sunday's decisive time trial.
France's Thibaut Pinot could be an underrated favorite to win the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey as a strong climber and time trial rider.
Thibaut Pinot is a popular rider among the Giro d'Italia contenders. With his good form and climbing talent, he is an outright favorite.
Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC) won the second stage of the Tour of the Alps, which was shortened by 40km due to heavy snowfall on Tuesday.
The "Race of the Two Seas" kicks off Wednesday with a team time trial and runs through March 14.
Thibaut Pinot pulls back Alberto Contador on the mountaintop finish to win stage 2, as Contador takes the overall Ruta del Sol lead.
Thibaut Pinot, 26, finished third in the 2014 Tour de France but has never raced the Giro.
The Frenchman withdraws from the race following Thursday's finish on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.
Thibaut Pinot was impressed and intimidated by the show of force by Team Sky and Movistar in Tour de France stage 5.