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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Giro Stage 18 Preview

May 26, 2016

A long procession and then a superb finish to the stage with the Pramartino climb and, it’s not visible in the profile above, a savage steep cobbled climb just before the finish.

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Giro Stage 17 Preview

May 25, 2016

A flat day promised to the sprinters only there are now so few left in the race that their teams could struggle to contain the breakaways that exploit the hilly first half of the stage.

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Giro Stage 16 Review

May 24, 2016

As we wait for photos of today’s stage to be made available to accompany the review of today’s stage the painting above by Pieter Bruegel can serve as an illustration in the meantime. It was a battle from the start to the finish where Steven Kruijswijk came out on top.

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Giro Stage 16 Preview

May 24, 2016

A race to the ski resort of Andalo on the Paganella plateau and what promises to be a lively stage with just 132km to cover and some fast climbs.

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The Art of The Jersey Book Giveaway Competition

May 23, 2016

The Art of The Jersey book celebrates the jerseys of the peloton over the years and the publisher has sent two copies meaning one for review and one to give away. To enter simply pick who will be the last rider on the general classification when the Giro d’Italia finishes on Sunday.

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Giro Rest Day Review

May 23, 2016

The Giro enjoys a rest day in Brixen, deep in the German-speaking Tyrol area of Italy and once home to Pope Damasus II whose papal reign lasted just 23 days. A study in brevity but Steven Kruijswijk only needs to hang on for a matter of days to win his sacred contest and right now […]

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Giro Stage 15 Preview

May 22, 2016

A 10.5km mountain time trial. It sounds easy only the riders have two consecutive days of hard racing in their legs must now produce the most intense effort today.

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Giro Stage 14 Review

May 21, 2016

They say the Dolomites have pink hue because the granite rocks contain pink crystals. As the sun sets this evening on their peaks the pink glow could be more vivid than ever as the mountains bask in the glory of the Giro d’Italia and a fine day’s racing. The race finally saw a major shake-up […]

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