The 97th Giro d’Italia in numbers

The Giro D'Italia started in Belfast on May 9 and finish in Italy on Sunday

The Giro D'Italia started in Belfast on May 9 and finish in Italy on Sunday

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An unforgettable edition of the Giro d’Italia has just ended.

Here’s the story of 97th edition, which started in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in numbers:

0 – Europeans wearing the Maglia Rosa. For the first time in history, a grand tour event has not had a European rider leading at any point during the race

3 – nations crossed: Northern Ireland, Ireland and Italy

5 – continents in which the Giro was followed on TV

6 – counties traversed in the island of Ireland

21 – days of competition

24 – years of age of Nairo Quintana, winner of the Giro d’Italia 2014

30 – different nationalities of riders at the start of the Giro

33 – business partners who have contributed to the success of the Giro, showing their brands on this edition of the Corsa Rosa

42 – vehicles in the Giro d’Italia caravan

43 – Italian provinces crossed by the Giro

156 – riders who finished the Giro d’Italia in 2014

171 – countries in which the Giro was broadcast daily

198 – riders starting at the Giro’s Grande Partenza

1,200 – people travelling daily with the Giro d’Italia, between members of the organization, teams and media

1,805 – media accreditations awarded at the 2014 Giro d’Italia

3,444.4 – the Corsa Rosa race distance in kilometers

5,000 – daily tweets with the hashtag #giro (on average). #giro was often the main trend in Italy for the duration of the Giro and the main trend in the UK before and during the Grande Partenza from Belfast

25,000 – followers on Instagram

52,000 – streaming video viewers (daily average)

90,000 – copies of the Giro App downloaded

100,000 – new Facebook fans during the race

180,000 – followers on Google+

252,000 – followers on Twitter

500,000 – Facebook fans on the official page. The number reached by stage 20, featuring the Zoncolan

2,400,000 – page views (daily average) on the official Giro d’Italia site and the Giro App combined, an increase of 67% compared to 2013

3,500,000 – views on the Giro’s YouTube channel


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