Stage 1 | Apeldoorn | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 06, 2016, 08:08 PM

The 99th Giro d’Italia got underway in the Netherlands on Friday and the Telegraph Cycling Podcast team were there to witness a popular local win for Tom Dumoulin – as they will be throughout the three-week race.

This will be the first year the podcast has covered the ‘Connoisseur’s Grand Tour’ in full, with nightly shows as well as nine episodes of Kilometre 0, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In our stage one show, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined in Apeldoorn by the irrepressible Ciro Scognamiglio of Gazzetta dello Sport. We also hear from Michael Rogers, Adam Yates, Rod Ellingworth, Eric Breukink, Max Sciandri and other leading figures as they offer their predictions for the first Grand Tour of the 2016 season.

There are interviews with Dumoulin’s manager and coach at Giant-Alpecin, Marc Reef and Iwan Spekenbrink. And we look ahead to the opening two road stages in the Netherlands and the first week in the south of Italy.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport and Eurosport.