Giro d'Italia 2013: Stage-by-stage guide

Giro d'Italia

  • Dates: 4-26 May (13 and 20 May are rest days)

Coverage: Live commentary on the final hours of each stage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra or online; live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Vincenzo Nibali produced a dominant display in the three-week Giro d'Italia to wrap up his first victory in the race.

The Italian, who rides for the Astana team, took the race lead on stage eight and never looked like relinquishing the pink jersey as illness forced main rivals Sir Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal to quit after stage 12.

Wiggins's Team Sky team-mate Rigoberto Uran finished second with Australia's BMC rider Cadel Evans third.

Britain's Mark Cavendish won five stages to take the red jersey and become just the fifth rider to win the points classification in all three Grand Tours, while compatriot Alex Dowsett won a stage on his Grand Tour debut.

This is the tale of the 2013 Giro.

Sat, 4 May - stage 1: Naples-Naples (130km)

Winner: Britain's Mark Cavendish - Report (Omega Pharma - Quick Step's Cavendish in pink)

Sun, 5 May - stage 2: Ischia-Forio (17.4km) Team time trial

Winner: Team Sky - Report (Team Sky's Salvatore Puccio in pink)

Mon, 6 May - stage 3: Sorrento-Marina di Ascea (222km)

Winner: Italy's Luca Paolini - Report (Katusha's Paolini in pink)

Tue, 7 May - stage 4: Policastro-Serra San Bruno (246km)

Winner: Italy's Enrico Battaglin - Report (Katusha's Paolini still in pink)

Wed, 8 May - stage 5: Cosenza-Matera (203km)

Winner: Germany's John Degenkolb - Report (Katusha's Paolini retains pink)

Thu, 9 May - stage 6: Mola di Bari-Margherita di Savoia (169km)

Winner: Britain's Mark Cavendish - Report (Katusha's Paolini stays in pink)

Fri, 10 May - stage 7: San Salvo-Pescara (177km)

Winner: Australia's Adam Hansen - Report (Movistar's Benat Intxausti in pink)

Sat, 11 May - stage 8: Gabicce Mare-Saltara (54.8km) Individual time trial

Winner: Britain's Alex Dowsett - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Sun, 12 May - stage 9: Sansepolcro-Firenze (170km)

Winner: Russia's Maxim Belkov - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Tue, 14 May - stage 10: Cordenons-Montasio (167km)

Winner: Colombia's Rigoberto Uran - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Wed, 15 May - stage 11: Cave del Predil-Erto (182km)

Winner: Lithuania's Ramunas Navardauskas - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Thu, 16 May - stage 12: Longarone-Treviso (134km)

Winner: Britain's Mark Cavendish - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Fri, 17 May - stage 13: Busseto-Cherasco (254km)

Winner: Britain's Mark Cavendish - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Sat, 18 May - stage 14: Cervere-Bardonecchia (168km)

Winner: Italy's Mauro Santambrogio - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Sun, 19 May - stage 15: Cesana Torinese-Col du Galibier (149km)

Winner: Italy's Giovanni Visconti - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Tue, 21 May - stage 16: Valloire-Ivrea (238km)

Winner: Spain's Benat Intxausti - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Wed, 22 May - stage 17: Caravaggio-Vicenza (214km)

Winner: Italy's Giovanni Visconti - Report (Astana's Vincenzo Nibali in pink)

Thu, 23 May - stage 18: Mori-Polsa (20.6km) Individual time trial

Winner: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali - Report (Astana's Nibali in pink)

Fri, 24 May - stage 19: Ponte di Legno-Val Martello (139km)

Stage cancelled due to poor weather

Sat, 25 May - stage 20: Silandro-Tre Cime di Lavaredo (203km)

Winner: Italy's Vincenzo Nibali - Report (Astana's Nibali in pink)

Sun, 26 May - stage 21: Riese Pio X-Brescia (197km)

Winner: Britain's Mark Cavendish - Report (Astana's Nibali wins overall race)