The Official Giro d'Italia 2013 programme is on sale now as both a magazine and iPad edition. You can order your copy from www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk. You can also check out our free stage by stage video guide on YouTube.
This year's Giro looks set to be one of the toughest of recent years, but will this boost the competition or have exhausted riders playing the survival game? If anyone would know, it's the men who designed each stage who are interviewed in this 172-page preview to Italy's very own grand tour.
Along with maps, profiles and analysis of every stage is the lowdown on all the teams taking part. The riders in with a chance of getting a podium place are profiled and there's some incredible photography of great Giro moments from each decade. It's everything you need to be an armchair expert on what could well be the most demanding stage race of the year.
Video preview: Giro d'Italia stage 1.
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