Two long nights have passed and the Tor des Giants ® has already made his first "victims": the first in order of time was the Swiss Marco Gazzola, the favorite of the day before. After the disqualification of last year, which led him to give up the victory, Gazzola had some stomach problems few kilometers from the start, that forced him to retire after Valgrisenche. The representative of the Canton Ticino is in good company: the other big favorite Gabioud Jules Henry, winner of the 2011 edition, has given package Monday morning, after arriving at the checkpoint Eaux Rousses. In the same point was also retired Valsesia Nico, who along with Gabioud, was trying to dictate the pace of the race. Famous last pick in order of time was the Japanese Shogo Mochizuki, who until Donnas was holding up the head of the race, but was forced to withdrawn the race arrived at the checkpoint Sassa. Of the 629 starters, rose to 125 the number of total collected.