Monday, June 2, 2014

In Numbers: 2014 Giro d'Italia

An unforgettable edition of the Giro d’Italia has just ended. Here’s the story of 97th edition, 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 traveling 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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