The 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia was sporting TAG Heuer colours for the very first time. The Swiss watchmaker has become the race's Official Timekeeper after signing a global agreement with RCS Media Group in February.
Featuring 21 stages, 3609,1 km and mountain passes at an altitude of more than 2700 metres, the Giro took in some of the most breathtaking scenery in Italy, from the Mediterranean coasts to the summit of the Monte Grappa, by way of Mount Etna. The race started on 5th May in Alghero and riders crossed the finish line on 28th May after the final stage in Milan, which was symbolic for TAG Heuer since it begins at the Monza circuit.
After 21 days of hard racing, the centenary edition of Giro d’Italia came down to the final stage with Tom Dumoulin Grand Tour victory. Completing the podium was 2014 champion Nairo Quintana in 2nd place and 2016 champion Vincenzo Nibali in 3rd.
The Giro d'Italia is an annual stage race which is considered the second most important race on the international circuit. Created in 1909 by the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Giro d’Italia has only been cancelled twice - during the First and Second World Wars.