Daniel Lloyd is well qualified to assess the 2013 Giro d’Italia and the British riders who will contest it.
Lloyd is a veteran of two Giri, arguably the tough toughest editions of the modern era: the 2009 and 2010 races held under the reign of then race director, Angelo Zomegnan.
In this video, Lloyd, now a commentator with Eurosport, takes a detailed look at the course for the opening week, its particular challenges, and the potential of the stage two time trial to shape the general classification.
He also considers the British riders involved, including a statistical analysis of the Giro challenge offered by Mark Cavendish and David Millar.
Check back later for a detailed report and full-screen gallery of all the action from today’s opening stage.