May 27, 2016, 04:17 PM

May 27 | With riders from 34 nations racing this year's Giro, the 'Corsa Rosa' now emphatically lives up to its billing as a global sporting showcase.

Between Eritreans & Russians, Albanians & Brazilians, there are many common themes but also some remarkably different journeys to the Giro. Together, they demonstrate that cycling is changing & diversifying almost beyond recognition - even if its sacred races & places remain the same.

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