With the Spring Classics now consigned to the distant past, IPT’s focus turns towards the Giro d’Italia, which starts in Piemonte on Saturday May 4.

The roster for this year’s race will be unveiled in the coming days so, to get you ready for the opening Grand Tour of the 2024 season, we thought we’d look back at last year’s race.

From Derek Gee’s repeated heroics to gutsy breakaway attempts from Simon Clarke and Marco Frigo, IPT illuminated the Giro from start to finish, winning plenty of plaudits along the way.

To celebrate last year’s Grande Partenza in Abruzzo, the home of Vini Fantini, the team unveiled a special edition jersey to celebrate the team’s partnership with the iconic Italian winery.

American rider Matthew Riccitello made his Grand Tour debut in last year’s Giro, which started with an individual time trial between Fossacesia Marina and Ortona

Heartbreak in Naples: Simon Clarke is consoled by breakaway companion Alessandro De Marchi after the pair were caught in sight of the finish line on stage 6.

Gee’s first breakaway – and first second-place finish – came on stage 9 to Fossombrone

In addition to the special edition jersey, IPT’s Factor bikes also incorporated Fantini’s distinctive identity

Color is never lacking at the Giro, as towns and cities turn pink for the race

Gee’s face shows the strain after his third (of seven) breakaway of the race on stage 13 to Crans-Montana

Frigo got himself in three breakaways during the race, most notably on stage 15 into Bergamo, where he finished third

Stevie Williams shares a joke with team-mate Seb Berwick

Gee digs deep on stage 19

Frigo is encouraged by a passionate Italian crowd on Tre Cime di Lavaredo

Riccitello climbing Monte Lussari during the race’s third individual time trial

Gee and the famous Giro d’Italia winner’s trophy ahead of the final stage in Rome

IPT’s five finishers – Williams, Riccitello, Gee, Berwick, and Frigo – celebrate making it to Rome