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2016 Giro d’Italia Stats

– 22 teams (18 World Tour, 4 Pro Continental) will line-up for the 99th edition of the Corsa Rosa

– Of these, only one is winless this season: Giant-Alpecin

– The 2016 race starts in Apeldoorn and finishes in Turin, after 3383 kilometers

– It will be for the 12th time in history that the Giro d’Italia will kick-off from a foreign country and for the third time that Netherlands get to host the depart

– At 2744 meters, Colle dell’Agnello will be Cima Coppi this year

– Four former winners are at the start of the Giro d’Italia this year: Damiano Cunego, Ryder Hesjedal, Vincenzo Nibali and Michele Scarponi

– For the second season running, Sky and Trek-Segafredo are the only teams not to field a rider from the country in which they are registered

– Bardiani-CSF and Gazprom-Rusvelo will line up riders from a single country, Italy, respectively Russia

– Giant-Alpecin, IAM Cycling and Trek-Segafredo are the teams with the most nationalities in the squad, 7

– Cyclists from 34 countries will run the Giro d’Italia: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Eritrea, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.S.A.

– As expected, Italy has the most riders in the peloton: 53

– Colombia’s Daniel Martinez (20 years) is the youngest cyclist at the start, while Matteo Tossato (42 years) is the oldest one

– For Tossato, this will be the 33rd career start in a Grand Tour

– The Italian is also the cyclist with the most starts in Corsa Rosa: 13 (including this one)

– Adam Hansen is poised to ride his 14th consecutive Grand Tour

– Eduard Grosu will become the first Romanian cyclist to record two Grand Tour starts

– The riders who are at the start have won a combined total of 7 Grand Tours, 16 Monuments, 4 world titles and more than 100 Grand Tour stages

– Six neo-pros will make their debut in a Grand Tour: Julen Amezqueta, Giulio Ciccone, Mirco Maestri, Simone Petilli, Cristian Rodriguez and Alexey Rybalkin

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