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2018 Giro d’Italia: Teams Presentation Highlights From Jerusalem

The 176 riders of the 22 teams competing in the 2018 Giro d’Italia have been officially presented in Jerusalem, the  start city of the 101st edition of the Italian Grand Tour.

Current world time trial champion time and defending Giro champion Tom Dumoulin is favourite to win the opening 9.7km TT with riders starting from 9pm AEST. The first 3 stages of the 2018 event will be held in Israel, prior to an early rest day then Stage 4 of the race in Sicily.

Bicycling Australia and our partners Eurosport will deliver full coverage of the first Grand Tour of the year – check back to our website each morning for highlights, updates, photos and video links.

Team Lotto NL Jumbo on the presentation stage in Jerusalem. Image: Sirotti.
Bora-hansgrohe make their way to the stage. Image: Sirotti.
Dimension Data team leader Louis Meintjes at the Giro d’Italia launch. Image: Sirotti.
Team Education first looking cool and ready for the 21-stage race. Image: Sirotti.
Chris Froome has won the Tour de France four times, and Vuelta Espana once, can he win the Giro? Image:Sirotti.
Aussie hopefuls Mitchelton-Scott at the presentation in Israel on Thursday night. Image: Sirotti.
Team Katusha Alpecin on their bikes and ready to go. Image: Sirotti.
BMC Racing Team’s 2018 Giro line up on the presentation stage in Jerusalem. Image: Sirotti.
The closing stages of the gala presentation in Jerusalem on Thursday night. Sirotti.

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