Between 8 and 30 May 2021, the 104th edition of the Giro d'Italia cycling stage race is taking place across sunny Italy. The start is in Turin and the whole race will end in Milan. The total length of the race is 3,450 km and is divided into 21 individual stages, thanks to which the competitors will cross the whole of Italy.
Josef Černý (2020)
The 27-year-old cyclist Josef Černý from Prague won the first Czech stage victory in eight years at the Giro d'Italia 2020. The rider of the CCC stable won
the shortened 19th stage
after a separate breakaway, which was adjusted to a length of 124.5 kilometres after the competitors' protests due to bad weather. Černý reached the finish line in Asti, 18 seconds ahead of Belgian Victor Campenaerts.
Roman Kreuziger (2011 and 2012)
Roman Kreuziger is a Czech professional cyclist who comes from the town of Moravská Třebová in northwestern Moravia. However, he currently lives and trains in Italy and rides for the South African Team Qhubeka Assos. In 2011, despite not meeting his pre-season goals, he performed very well at the Giro d'Italia, took 6th place in the overall classification
, and also won in the under-25 category, winning the white jersey
. According to the plan, he started on the Giro a year later and won the 19th stage, in which he was no longer a threat to the front of the race. He finished 15th overall.
René Andrle (2001)
This cyclist from Litoměřice
in Central Bohemia
began his career in 1995 and ended it in 2008. But at the time of his greatest glory, he also started on the Giro, in 2001. At that time, he was 62nd overall and even 3rd in the prologue.
Jan Hruška (2000)
Today, the 46-year-old former cyclist from Šternberk
in Moravia won two stages
at the Giro d'Italia 2000, 21 years ago. The first of them was the introductory short time track trial across The Vatican, the so-called prologue, and so for one stage he wore the pink jersey of the leader of the overall classification.