Critérium du Dauphiné Preview

June 3, 2016

The Critérium du Dauphiné has delivered some of the best racing in recent years, a fine race in its own right while the Tour de France looms large and adds to the intrigue. There’s the prospect of a battle between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador and behind them is a long list of riders in […]

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Thursday Shorts

June 2, 2016

A power and politics edition below with on-board bike cams and the weight limits, handling data on TV, politics in France and Italy, snails, beetroot and more…

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Team Victory Rankings

May 31, 2016

Time for another look at the victory rankings with the Giro completed. The Italian race got a lot of limelight and there were many more chances during the month to take more wins. Here’s a look at the stats and some of the back stories too.

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The Moment The Giro Was Won

May 29, 2016

The moment the race was lost? Steven Kruijswijk started the day’s stage to Risoul with a three minute lead on Esteban Chaves and more than four minutes on Vincenzo Nibali. With his form and recent performances this looked more than comfortable.  A crash on the snowy descent of the Colle dell’Agnello and a long chase,saw […]

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Giro Stage 21 Preview

May 29, 2016

A procession and a sprint, that’s the usual formula for the final stage of a grand tour. Last year saw a breakaway stick and with so few sprinters left in the race it could happen again.

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Giro Stage 20 Preview

May 28, 2016

Yesterday’s stage had a fast start, saw the big names fighting hard on the Colle dell’Agnello, pulling on the long descent and emptying the tank on the summit finish to. Now they’ve got to do it all over again and Vincenzo Nibali will duel with Esteban Chaves.

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Giro Stage 19 Review

May 27, 2016

Mountain stages have their ups and downs. The profile shows us that. Today brought a different kind, the tables were turned after Steven Kruijswijk crashed and cracked, Esteban Chaves took over the race lead and after weeks of feeling the pressure Vincenzo Nibali let it all out on the road to Risoul, won the stage […]

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A Ride In Italy

May 27, 2016

With the Giro on this month one aim is to cover aspects of Italian cycling that the race cannot quite convey, whether it’s reading La Gazzetta or watching the race on Italian TV and now a quick take on what it’s like to ride in Italy.

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Giro Stage 19 Preview

May 27, 2016

The race reaches its high point the the mighty, gruelling Colle dell’Agnello and then a long descent and the summit finish to Risoul in France. After months of fears and doubt the weather looks fine so the roads are open for two days to test Stevie “Wonder” Kruijswijk.

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Thanks to Prendas Ciclismo

May 26, 2016

Sponsors of this website get an appreciative message of thanks on here and it’s time to say grazie mille to Prendas for their support during the Giro and beyond. The content on here doesn’t happen by itself and the generous backing from sponsors and readers through kit sales is essential to keeping the wheels turning. […]

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