96th edition of Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) will start from Naples on May 4th, 2013, Saturday. It will finish on May 26th 2013, Sunday.
“This is Giro d’Italia! The toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place.”
The first Giro d’Italia held on May 13 to 30, 1909. The winner was Italian Luigi Ganna.
Most winners are the legendary Italians Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi, and Eddy Merckx of Belgium, the greatest cyclist of all time. They each won Giro d’Italia five-time.
The last winner (2012) is Canadian Ryder Hesjedal. Hesjedal rode for team Garmin-Sharp while winning 95th edition of Giro d’Italia, and became the first Canadian ever who won a grand tour.