Giro d'Italia 2014: one week, five contenders

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Giro d’Italia 2014: one week, five contenders

The men who could still win the 97th edition of the Giro d'Italia

One brutal week remains of the Giro d’Italia and the list of maglia rosa contenders is thinning out on a daily basis.

Four riders have pulled on the prestigious pink jersey so far – Orica-GreenEDGE locking it down in week one with Svein Tuft and Michael Matthews before Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) and now the incumbent Rigoberto Uran (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) took charge.

Rigoberto Uran celebrates with champagne at the end of another day in the maglia rosa on stage 15 (Pic: Sirotti)

Uran, second only to Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) last year, boasts a healthy lead with more than a minute between the Colombian and Evans, but with seven stages remaining – and no shortage of grueling climbs – there is likely to be plenty of change between now and the end of the race in Trieste on Sunday June 1.

Behind Uran and Evans is white jersey holder Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo), while stage 15 winner Fabio Aru (Astana) and pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana (Movistar) are closing in fast in fourth and fifth respectively.

But who will be the 2014 Giro d’Italia champion? Here are the five men who could still win the 97th edition of the Corsa Rosa. Who’s your favourite for the title? Tell us in the forum.

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