There’s nothing like pre-Grand Tour excitement, and IPT is counting down the days until the start of the team’s seventh Giro d’Italia.

Ahead of Saturday’s Grande Partenza in the Piedmont region, our exclusive gallery will take fans behind the scenes as the we prepare for the first three-week race of 2024.

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Friday training

All smiles from our Giro d’Italia 2024 squad

Local scenery served as a reminder of what’s to come

Schultzie and Giro rookie Nadav Raisberg mid-conversation

The improved weather made this the perfect day for Ekoï sunglasses

Thursday team presentation

Our riders were given a warm welcome in Turin

Clarkey and Woodsy bring invaluable Grand Tour experience to this year’s Giro team

Marco responds to the support from the tifosi

The beautiful Castello del Valentino – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – hosted the presentation

Thursday training

Even if the weather wasn’t great, the local scenery made up for it

The Giro will mark the first Grand Tour for the new Factor OSTRO Vam bikes

Marco Frigo is back at his home race, one year on from recording three top-six stage finishes

Local buildings injected the color into an otherwise grey day

Australians Simon Clarke (left) and Nick Schultz (right) during Thursday’s training ride. This will be Clarke’s fifth Giro, and Schultz’s second

Riders were thankful for their Ekoï clothing to keep them warm in the Italian weather

Woodsy’s back at the Giro for the first time since 2018. “With the illness that I’ve had in the last few months, I will aim to have a conservative start and then look for stages later on as the race progresses,” he said