The Small Town With A Big Place in Cycling

May 18, 2016

Today’s stage of the Giro features the sharp climb of the Forcella Mostaccin near the finish. The climb gets the attention because of the race yet the small town of Maser which lies at the foot of the hill is arguably more interesting because it’s central to the sport. This town and the area around […]

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Giro Stage 11 Preview

May 18, 2016

A long flat stage until the finish when everything changes. After 200km of procession across the plains of the Po valley the finish features a tough climb, a twisty descent and then plenty of ups and downs, just enough to spoil the day for the sprinters.

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Giro Stage 10 Preview

May 17, 2016

How was your rest day? The Giro resumes with a hilly and draining 219km stage, probably one for the breakaway specialists.

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Giro Rest Day Review

May 16, 2016

The Giro needs a rest after a busy opening week with many stages that have seen the script ripped up. Climbers went backwards on mountaintop finishes and took time in time trials. It’s been a week of skirmishing with riders battling for seconds. The race is heading to the Alps this week and the promise […]

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Giro Stage 9 Preview

May 15, 2016

A decisive stage and a chance to turn the race upside down or at least invert the hierarchy before the race heads into the high mountains. The route celebrates the Chianti vineyards, branded these days with the Chianti Classico label and a black rooster. Once upon a time the cities of Siena and Florence decided […]

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Giro Stage 8 Preview

May 14, 2016

A stage only the Giro can do. A ride up the Tiber valley, central to the myth of Rome before the Alpe de Poti and its steep gravel road and then a wild descent to the finish in the medieval city of Arezzo. Roman history, a medieval city and gravel roads that evoke cycling’s early […]

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New Supporter Caps

May 13, 2016

A fresh batch of supporter caps has arrived… with a new design that matches the jersey. Buy one and you get cotton cap… and the content on this website too.

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Giro Stage 7 Preview

May 13, 2016

A day for the sprinters with a familiar finish in Foligno, last used in 2014 when Nacer Bouhanni won the stage, profiting from the absence of other big name sprinters to collect several stages and a giant contract at Cofidis soon after. Today’s sprinters will settle for merely the stage win.

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Giro Stage 6 Preview

May 12, 2016

The first summit finish of the race. This is promising yet the point of the stage is to see the contenders clash without picking a winner.

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Reading La Gazzetta Dello Sport

May 11, 2016

Do you have a morning routine? With the Giro d’Italia on there’s nothing better than starting the day with some Italian coffee and La Gazzzetta Dello Sport, the official newspaper of the Giro. Here’s a look at the newspaper, it’s history and what it’s like to read.

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