Giro d’Italia is an annual professional cycling stage race that takes place primarily in Italy. It is one of the three Grand Tours, along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, and is held every May. The race consists of 21 stages covering a distance of approximately 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles). It is a multi-stage race, meaning that it is divided into several stages, or legs, that take place over the course of several days. The stages can be flat, mountainous, or a combination of both, and typically include individual time trials and mass-start road races.
The Giro d’Italia is one of the most prestigious cycling events in the world and attracts top professional riders from around the globe. The race is known for its challenging course, which often includes steep mountain climbs and treacherous descents. It is also known for its beautiful scenery, as the race passes through some of Italy’s most stunning landscapes. The winner of the Giro d’Italia is awarded the coveted pink jersey, or maglia rosa, which is worn by the overall leader of the race. The Giro d’Italia is a fan favorite and is widely followed by cycling enthusiasts around the world.