Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Froome seventh rider to win all Grand Tours

Chris Froome has become the seventh rider to win all Grand Tours during his career. He’s the third rider, after Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault, to win three consecutive Grand Tours.

Chris Froome is the first British rider to win the Giro d’Italia.

Since Giro 2016, Colombians have stood seven times on the podium of a Grand Tour, more than any other country.

Chris Froome is the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the general and mountain classification in one Giro.

Froome is the eighth rider to finish at least 10 times on the podium in a Grand Tour.

Tom Dumoulin is the fifth Dutchmen with multiple podium spots in Grand Tours after Hennie Kuiper (2), Erik Breukink (3), Jan Janssen (3) and Joop Zoetemelk (8). Only Breukink stood twice on the podium of the Giro, just like Dumoulin.

Adam Hansen finished his 20th consecutive Grand Tour in a row.

All Grand Tours during career
# | Rider | Nat | Giro | Tour | Vuelta
11 | Eddy Merckx | BEL | 5 | 5 | 1
10 | Bernard Hinault | FRA | 3 | 5 | 2
8 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA | 2 | 5 | 1
7 | Alberto Contador Velasco | SPA | 2 | 2 | 3
6 | Chris Froome | GBR | 1 | 4 | 1
5 | Felice Gimondi | ITA | 3 | 1 | 1
4 | Vincenzo Nibali | ITA | 2 | 1 | 1

Most podium spots in Grand Tour
13 | Jacques Anquetil | FRA
12 | Felice Gimondi | ITA
12 | Bernard Hinault | FRA
12 | Eddy Merckx | BEL
10 | Gino Bartali | ITA
10 | Raymond Poulidor | FRA
10 | Vincenzo Nibali | ITA
10 | Chris Froome | GBR

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Nieve twelfth rider to win Grand Tour stage on birthday

Mikel Nieve Iturralde became the twelfth rider to win a Grand Tour stage on his birthday and the first one since Marcel Kittel in Giro 2014.

Winning Grand Tour stage on birthday
1924 | Tour | Louis Mottiat | BEL
1938 | Tour | Gino Bartali | ITA
1948 | Tour | Gino Bartali | ITA
1949 | Tour | Gino Bartali | ITA
1963 | Tour | Roger De Breucker | BEL
1966 | Tour | Jo de Roo | NED
1987 | Vuelta | Luis-Alberto Herrera Herrera | COL
1993 | Giro | Fabio Baldato | ITA
1995 | Giro | Evgueni Berzin | RUS
1995 | Tour | Erik Zabel | DUI
2006 | Vuelta | Alexandre Vinokourov | KAZ
2014 | Giro | Marcel Kittel | DUI
2018 | Giro | Mikel Nieve Iturralde | SPA

In the Giro 2014 Orica, with Svein Tuft, won the opening team time trial on the birthday of the Canadian

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Viviani first Italian in 12 years with 4 or more Giro stages

Elia Viviani is the first Italian in twelve years to win 4 or more Giro stage in a single Tour. The last to do so was Ivan Basso in 2006.

The last four riders winning 4 or more stage in a single Grand Tour all achieved this for Quick Step.

4 or more stages in a single Grand Tour – last 10
4 | Elia Viviani | ITA | 2018 | Giro
4 | Matteo Trentin | ITA | 2017 | Vuelta
5 | Marcel Kittel | GER | 2017 | Tour
4 | Fernando Gaviria Rendon | COL | 2017 | Giro
4 | Mark Cavendish | GBR | 2016 | Tour
4 | Andre Greipel | GER | 2015 | Tour
4 | John Degenkolb | GER | 2014 | Vuelta
4 | Marcel Kittel | GER | 2014 | Tour
4 | Vincenzo Nibali | ITA | 2014 | Tour
4 | Marcel Kittel | GER | 2013 | Tour

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Froome fourth Britain with Grand Tour trilogy

Chris Froome is the fourth British rider to win a stage in all three Grand Tours after Robert Millar, David Millar and Mark Cavendish. He’s also the first rider to complete this trilogy in this Giro.

Riders with stage win in all Grand Tours
# | Rider | Nat | Giro | Tour | Vuelta | First | Last
65 | Merckx, Eddy | BEL | 25 | 34 | 6 | 1967 | 1975
57 | Cipollini, Mario | ITA | 42 | 12 | 3 | 1989 | 2003
48 | Cavendish, Mark | GBR | 15 | 30 | 3 | 2008 | 2016
48 | Petacchi, Alessandro | ITA | 22 | 6 | 20 | 2000 | 2011
41 | Hinault, Bernard | FRA | 6 | 28 | 7 | 1978 | 1986
37 | van Looy, Rik | BEL | 12 | 7 | 18 | 1958 | 1969
35 | Maertens, Freddy | BEL | 7 | 15 | 13 | 1976 | 1981
27 | Basso, Marino | ITA | 15 | 6 | 6 | 1966 | 1977
27 | Moser, Francesco | ITA | 23 | 2 | 2 | 1973 | 1986
26 | Bontempi, Guido | ITA | 16 | 6 | 4 | 1981 | 1993
26 | Poblet Orriols, Miguel | SPA | 20 | 3 | 3 | 1955 | 1961
25 | Jalabert, Laurent | FRA | 3 | 4 | 18 | 1992 | 2001
25 | van Steenbergen, Rik | BEL | 15 | 4 | 6 | 1949 | 1957
24 | de Vlaeminck, Roger | BEL | 22 | 1 | 1 | 1970 | 1984
23 | Anquetil, Jacques | FRA | 6 | 16 | 1 | 1957 | 1964
22 | Greipel, Andre | GER | 7 | 11 | 4 | 2008 | 2017
22 | Van Poppel, Jean-Paul | NED | 4 | 9 | 9 | 1986 | 1994
21 | Karstens, Gerben | NED | 1 | 6 | 14 | 1965 | 1976
21 | Rominger, Toni | SUI | 5 | 3 | 13 | 1988 | 1996
19 | Kittel, Marcel | GER | 4 | 14 | 1 | 2011 | 2017
18 | Altig, Rudi | GER | 4 | 8 | 6 | 1962 | 1969
18 | Defilippis, Nino | ITA | 9 | 7 | 2 | 1952 | 1964
16 | Magni, Fiorenzo | ITA | 6 | 7 | 3 | 1948 | 1955
15 | Abduzhaparov, Djamolidine | UZB | 1 | 7 | 7 | 1992 | 1996
15 | Bugno, Gianni | ITA | 9 | 4 | 2 | 1988 | 1998
15 | Gimondi, Felice | ITA | 7 | 7 | 1 | 1965 | 1976
15 | van Linden, Rik | BEL | 9 | 4 | 2 | 1972 | 1978
14 | Fuente Lavandera, Jose-Manuel | SPA | 9 | 2 | 3 | 1971 | 1974
14 | Hushovd, Thor | NOR | 1 | 10 | 3 | 2002 | 2011
14 | Nibali, Vincenzo | ITA | 7 | 5 | 2 | 2010 | 2017
14 | Rodriguez Oliver, Joaquin | SPA | 2 | 3 | 9 | 2003 | 2015
14 | Wust, Marcel | GER | 1 | 1 | 12 | 1995 | 2000
14 | Zulle, Alex | SUI | 3 | 2 | 9 | 1993 | 2000
13 | Baffi, Pierino | ITA | 4 | 5 | 4 | 1955 | 1963
13 | Fignon, Laurent | FRA | 2 | 9 | 2 | 1983 | 1992
13 | Froome, Christopher | GBR | 1 | 7 | 5 | 2011 | 2018
13 | Godefroot, Walter | BEL | 1 | 10 | 2 | 1967 | 1975
13 | Koblet, Hugo | SUI | 7 | 5 | 1 | 1950 | 1956
13 | Planckaert, Eddy | BEL | 1 | 2 | 10 | 1981 | 1989
13 | Reybroeck, Guido | BEL | 3 | 6 | 4 | 1965 | 1970
13 | Thurau, Dietrich | GER | 2 | 6 | 5 | 1976 | 1979
13 | Valverde Belmonte, Alejandro | SPA | 1 | 3 | 9 | 2003 | 2016
12 | Jimenez Munoz, Julio | SPA | 4 | 5 | 3 | 1964 | 1968
12 | Minali, Nicola | ITA | 2 | 3 | 7 | 1994 | 1998
11 | Bahamontes, Federico Martin | SPA | 1 | 7 | 3 | 1957 | 1964
11 | Bennati, Daniele | ITA | 3 | 2 | 6 | 2007 | 2012
11 | Blijlevens, Jeroen | NED | 2 | 4 | 5 | 1995 | 1999
11 | Lasa Orguia, Miguel-Maria | SPA | 3 | 2 | 6 | 1970 | 1981
11 | Simoni, Gilberto | ITA | 8 | 1 | 2 | 2000 | 2007
11 | van Impe, Lucien | BEL | 1 | 9 | 1 | 1972 | 1983
10 | Carlesi, Guido | ITA | 7 | 2 | 1 | 1958 | 1965
10 | Millar, David | GBR | 1 | 4 | 5 | 2000 | 2012
10 | Sels, Ward | BEL | 1 | 7 | 2 | 1964 | 1969
10 | Stablinski, Jean | FRA | 2 | 5 | 3 | 1957 | 1967
10 | Ullrich, Jan | GER | 1 | 7 | 2 | 1996 | 2006
9 | Gilbert, Philippe | BEL | 3 | 1 | 5 | 2009 | 2015
8 | Baldato, Fabio | ITA | 4 | 2 | 2 | 1993 | 2003
8 | Bernard, Jean-Francois | FRA | 4 | 3 | 1 | 1986 | 1990
8 | Bettini, Paolo | ITA | 2 | 1 | 5 | 2000 | 2008
8 | Dumoulin, Tom | NED | 4 | 2 | 2 | 2015 | 2018
8 | Herrera Herrera, Luis-Alberto | COL | 3 | 3 | 2 | 1984 | 1992
8 | Lejarreta Arrizabalaga, Marino | SPA | 2 | 1 | 5 | 1982 | 1991
8 | Marie, Thierry | FRA | 1 | 6 | 1 | 1986 | 1992
8 | Matthews, Michael | AUS | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2013 | 2017
8 | Menchov, Denis | RUS | 2 | 1 | 5 | 2004 | 2012
8 | Ruiz Navarette, Bernardo | SPA | 1 | 2 | 5 | 1948 | 1955
7 | Breukink, Erik | NED | 2 | 4 | 1 | 1987 | 1992
7 | Gonzalez Jimenez, Aitor | SPA | 3 | 1 | 3 | 2002 | 2004
7 | Gualazzini, Ercole | ITA | 4 | 2 | 1 | 1969 | 1977
7 | Svorada, Jan | CZE | 2 | 2 | 3 | 1995 | 2001
7 | Trentin, Matteo | ITA | 1 | 2 | 4 | 2013 | 2017
6 | Aru, Fabio | ITA | 3 | 1 | 2 | 2014 | 2017
6 | Battaglin, Giovanni | ITA | 4 | 1 | 1 | 1975 | 1981
6 | Benedetti, Rino | ITA | 4 | 1 | 1 | 1952 | 1962
6 | Cubino Gonzalez, Laudelino | SPA | 2 | 1 | 3 | 1987 | 1995
6 | Farrar, Tyler | USA | 2 | 1 | 3 | 2009 | 2011
6 | Ghirotto, Massimo | ITA | 3 | 2 | 1 | 1988 | 1994
6 | Konychev, Dmitri | RUS | 4 | 1 | 1 | 1993 | 2000
6 | Mottet, Charly | FRA | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1986 | 1991
6 | Piepoli, Leonardo | ITA | 3 | 1 | 2 | 2004 | 2008
6 | Pollentier, Michel | BEL | 1 | 3 | 2 | 1974 | 1984
5 | Lastras Garcia, Pablo | SPA | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2001 | 2011
5 | Lopez Carrill, Vicente | SPA | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1971 | 1976
5 | Millar, Robert | GBR | 1 | 3 | 1 | 1983 | 1989
5 | Quintana Rojas, Nairo Alexander | COL | 3 | 1 | 1 | 2013 | 2017
5 | Skibby, Jesper | DEN | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1989 | 1995
5 | Utchakov, Sergei | UKR | 2 | 1 | 2 | 1993 | 1999
4 | Elliott, Seamus | IRL | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1960 | 1963
4 | Gerrans, Simon | AUS | 1 | 2 | 1 | 2008 | 2013
4 | Rincon Quintana, Oliveiro | COL | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1993 | 1996
3 | de Gendt, Thomas | BEL | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2012 | 2017
3 | Garate Cepa, Juan-Manuel | SPA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2001 | 2009
3 | Hamilton, Tyler | USA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2002 | 2004
3 | Zabriskie, David | USA | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2004 | 2005

Posted in Cycling Road Giro d'Italia

Sam Bennett third Irish rider with multiple stage wins in one grand tour

Sam Bennett wins his second stage in the Giro. He’s the third Irish rider to win multiple stages in one grand tour and the first one since Sean Kelly in the Vuelta 1988.

Multiple stages in one grand tour – Ireland
1979 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
1980 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 5
1980 | Sean Kelly | Tour | 2
1985 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 3
1986 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
1987 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
1987 | Stephen Roche | Giro | 2
1988 | Sean Kelly | Vuelta | 2
2018 | Sam Bennett | Giro | 2