Cycling quiz: how much do you know about the Giro d'Italia?

With this year’s race delayed, here are 15 questions to keep you entertained. Warning: some of them are pretty tricky

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Who won last year’s Giro d’Italia?

Vincenzo Nibali

Richard Carapaz

Chris Froome

Primoz Roglic

Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi both won five Giros. Who is the other rider to have achieved that remarkable feat?

Felice Gimondi

Alfredo Binda

Miguel Induráin

Bernard Hinault

What is the Cima Coppi?

The first stage of each year’s race

The Giro D’Italia’s official brand of coffee

The highest peak in each year’s race – with a prize for the first rider over the top

The prize for finishing last in the general classification

Which British rider won Stage 8 back in 2013?

Geraint Thomas

Ian Stannard

Mark Cavendish

Alex Dowsett

In 2018, Chris Froome mounted an astonishing comeback to win Stage 19 to overhaul his rivals and decisively take the overall lead. Before the stage, by how much time did he trail leader Simon Yates?

30 seconds

1 minute, 15 seconds

3 minutes, 22 seconds

5 minutes

Where was the race scheduled to begin this year?

Budapest

Prague

Berlin

Vienna

Which hitherto little-known domestique won the first stage in Sardinia in 2017?

Lukas Pöstlberger

Silvan Dillier

Simon Geschke

Roy Curvers

Which GC contender was forced to stop for an emergency toilet break, also during the 2017 race?

Tom Dumoulin

Nairo Quintana

Fabio Aru

Adam Yates

Which year did the Giro’s grande partenza – AKA the start – take place in Ireland?

2010

2014

2016

2019

How many Giros did Alberto Contador, El Pistolero, win?

None

One

Two

Four

Who has won the most individual Giro stages?

Mario Cipollini

Alfredo Binda

Giuseppe Saronni

Roger de Vlaeminck

The race started in Bologna last year. Where did it begin in 2018?

Marrakesh

Jerusalem

Oslo

Frankfurt

Who was the last rider to win back-to-back Giros?

Miguel Induráin

Marco Pantani

Ivan Basso

Vincenzo Nibali

Which country did the first non-Italian winner come from?

Switzerland

Spain

France

Belgium

What colour is the sprinter’s classification or points jersey at the Giro?

Mauve

Red

White

Blue

4 and above.

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14 and above.

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0 and above.

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15 and above.

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