Oliver Kaisen and Alan Marangoni never had a chance...

This was a day for the sprinters and there was no way HTC or Sky would let a breakaway succeed

The German Giant was determined today! (photo RCS Sport)

Greipel checks into the "Last Chance Hotel" (got that from cyclingnews)

Look at that gap! (photo RCS Sport)

Great to see the big German with a smile from ear to ear

I gotta check out the new Gira and Rigira iPhone App. BTW, does anyone have an iPad? How does CyclingTips look on it? (photo RCS Sport)

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SPLUGEN! (photo RCS Sport)

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At Italian Sandwich (photo RCS Sport)

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I don't take 'em, I just post 'em (photo RCS Sport)

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I'm not certain who's bike this is, but it looks to have some significance

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(curated by Sam, our trivia master)


1. How many previous winners of the Giro are competing this year?

2. How many stages in the Giro has Cadel won since 2002?

3. What does BMC stand for?

Bonus: The climbers on the Monte Zoncolan stage used 39 tooth big chain rings, what size did immortal 5 time Giro winner Fausto Coppi use when he won on the Monte Zoncolan stage in 1952

Answers From Yesterday:

1. Out of the 92 Giro’s held, Italians have won 65 of them. The next best country with 7 wins is Belguim (Eddie Merckx won 5).

2. RadioShack was the ProTour team not invited to the Giro by organisers this year.  Euskaltel-Euskadi and Francaise de Jeux chose to skip the Giro this year.

3. Francesco Moser is married to Simoni’s Aunt.

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