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Playing favorites at the Giro d'Italia

Wiggins, Nibali top list of contenders heading into Saturday's opening stage

Updated: May 3, 2013, 9:50 PM ET
By Staff Report | VeloNews.com

The 96th Giro d'Italia opens Saturday in Naples with one of only a few sprinters' affairs. From day 2 on, the GC riders will take center stage often over a route that could see frequent lead changes and guarantees aggressive racing throughout the race's three-week run north to Brescia.

With the reigning Tour de France champion, defending Giro champion, and a cagey, tactical local each in the mix, this year's Giro cast is headed by arguably its strongest list of contenders ...

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