Giro d’Italia 2019 Live Stream: The first Grand Tour of 2019 kicks off on May 11 when the Grande Partenza of the Giro d’Italia leaves from Bologna with a stacked field vying for the first maglia rosa in an 8.2km individual time trial. You won’t want to miss a moment of the race, and this site has the keys to finding the best live stream in your location.
Giro d’Italia 2019
102nd edition of the Giro d’Italia
Place: Allstate Arena Rosemont, IL
Giro d’Italia 2019 Live Stream
The Giro d’Italia has always tended to be won and lost in the final week, and, on first glance, this year’s route appears to take that concept to new extremes. As ever, the toughest days are shoehorned into the latter part of race, but, this time around, the first mountain leg doesn’t arrive until stage 13.
Indeed, the only uphill finishes on offer in the first half of the race come in time trials – namely the short, sharp hill climb in Bologna on stage 1, and the steadier grind from Rimini to San Marino on stage 9. Logic says that those two time trials will define the general classification ahead of the race’s entry into the Alps at the end of week two, but, as recent history demonstrates, a Giro can sometimes take on a life of its own.
Giro d’Italia : 102nd edition
The 2015 route, for instance, was strikingly similar to this year’s, with the main obstacles backloaded to the final week in a bid to entice the luminaries of Grand Tour racing to take on both the Giro and Tour. In the event, Alberto Contador was the only man to take on the challenge, but while the route seemed amenable to his double attempt, the opening fortnight proved rather more wearying than anticipated, thanks largely to the constant aggression of the Astana team.
In short, anything can happen on any given day at the Giro. The topography of the country and the nature of the race make it so. The key stages of the Giro – the time trials and the mountain days – are obvious, but all along the peninsula, there is ample opportunity for ambushes.
That’s not to say, however, that stage 2 is bereft of potential pitfalls for the general classification contenders.