Video: Giro d'Italia 2013 First week insight
IG Sigma Sport's Dan Lloyd rattles through facts and stats for the Giro first week and for three of the British riders taking part...

Information is power so if you're looking to boost your knowledge ahead of this year's Giro this fact and stat packed video from IG Markets should be just the job.

Ex-Garmin Cervelo and current IG Sigma Sport rider Dan Lloyd takes an animated infographical canter through the first seven stages highlighting all the important facts and figures - there's a total of four minutes of time bonuses available in the first week for instance. He also picks out the crucial stage of the week - which it turns out is also the shortest - Sunday's team time trial

Lloyd also has a quick look at the stats and form of three of the British riders in the field, Alex Dowsett, Mark Cavendish, and David Millar - the  kilometres ridden so for this season is a particularly interesting stat when you contrast the distances the three riders have ridden.


As you've probably guessed this is the first of three such videos with presumably a look also at the form of BMC's Steve Cummings and Sir Bradley Wiggins to come.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.