Giro Stage 5 Preview

May 10, 2017

A hilly start to encourage a breakaway before a flat run along the coast and then a circuit around the city of Messina, birthplace of Vincenzo Nibali, and a likely sprint finish awaits.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 4 Preview

May 9, 2017

The first summit finish of the Giro and a giant of a climb awaits, Mount Etna with 18km at 7%. Yes it’s a volcano but today it is all about the road and the race.

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Roads to Ride: Mount Etna

May 8, 2017

The finish of the Giro d’Italia’s fourth stage this year, Mount Etna or simply “the mountain” to locals in Sicily is an active volcano with several roads to the top. What’s it like to ride?

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Giro d’Italia Stage 3 Preview

May 7, 2017

A sprint stage as the race heads for Cagliari and the ferry port to Sicily but the sailing could start on the roads because a strong wind is forecast which could make things nervous.

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May 6, 2017

Over the coming weeks this blog will be taking a closer look at Italian cycling and cycling in Italy. To start, a quick piece on Filippo Pozzato. Why? Because he seems to be a media darling despite few results these days and a controversial past. His profile is bigger than his palmarès and here’s a […]

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Giro d’Italia Stage 2 Preview

May 6, 2017

Day 2 and the mountains already. The race climbs to 1,000 metres above sea level. These are gentle climbs though and we’ll see which of the sprinters want to fight for the stage. The big factor could be the wind which is forecast to pick up for the finish.

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Giro Stage 1 Preview

May 5, 2017

The race begins. Ahead is scenic stage with the coveted maglia rosa waiting at the finish line for the day’s winner.

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Who Will Win The Giro?

May 4, 2017

Nairo Quintana is the obvious pick. The depth of field is better than ever so whatever Quintana may do the next three weeks look promising given so many other candidates want to win or stand on the podium in Milan. Here’s a look at the contenders for the maglia rosa.

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Supporter Kit

May 3, 2017

With the Giro around the corner, a quick rattle of the collection tin because all sales of supporter kit really do help. Now the jersey is cheaper than ever as Prendas Ciclismo have knocked £5 off the price and if you’re outside the UK the exchange rate can help more too. As ever sales revenue […]

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The Giro’s Best Descender Prize

May 1, 2017

As tweeted earlier today the Giro d’Italia rulebook includes a novelty for 2017: the best descender prize. Some on social media thought it was a joke but it’s black and white in the race rulebook. Here’s a quick explainer on the prize and some thoughts on it too. Update: the competition and prize has been […]

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