Giro Stage 5 Preview

May 11, 2016

Today’s finish has cobbles, flagstones and an uphill finish. A touch of spice but probably a day for the sprinters before tomorrow and the first summit finish of the race.

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Giro Stage 4 Preview

May 10, 2016

So far, so predictable. Now the Giro returns to Italy and today’s stage offers a difficult finish that’s going to thwart many of the sprinters. Can Marcel Kittel keep his hold on the pink jersey?

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Starting From Afar

May 8, 2016

There’s something wrong with a foreign start of a grand tour. The Giro starting in the Netherlands is the equivalent of ordering a pizza with toppings of herring and gouda. Yet each time these foreign starts happen they’re a success enjoyed by thousands.

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Giro Stage 3 Preview

May 8, 2016

Fast and flat and potentially a repeat of yesterday’s stage, only if Marcel Kittel can win again he’ll take the overall lead in the race.

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Giro Stage 2 Preview

May 7, 2016

A dream start for Tom Dumoulin who gets the big win the home crowd wanted. Now the race heads for the packed roads of the Netherlands and a probable sprint finish.

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Giro Stage 1 Preview

May 6, 2016

With Fabian Cancellara suffering from stomach problems the way is open for local hero Tom Dumoulin to do the dubbelslag, the “double strike” of the stage win and the pink jersey. There are three races within today’s Giro opener: the time trial specialists who want the stage win, the overall contenders who want to take […]

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Who Will Win The Giro?

May 5, 2016

Is Vincenzo Nibali in form? Can Mikel Landa limit his losses in the time trials? Will Alejandro Valverde prove consistent enough. Can Ilnur Zakarin carry the form from Romandie into the Giro and stay consistent for three weeks? Will Rafał Majka deliver the grand tour win he’s been aiming for? Is Rigoberto Uran back to […]

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Team Victory Rankings

May 4, 2016

Etixx-Quickstep still top the table but a charge by Movistar sees the Spanish team go from five to 18 wins since the last look at the rankings at the end of March. April has more race days than any other month with plenty of chances for teams big and small to start collecting the trophies […]

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Giro d’Italia Guide

May 3, 2016

Here’s the Giro d’Italia guide. There’s a concise preview of every stage, with my quick take on the day added. Use the links to find your way around the stage previews, the rules and the other points. From now until the end of the race you’ll find the page linked at the top of the […]

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Giro iCal

May 2, 2016

The Giro starts on Friday Just as there’s a season-long calendar of all the major men’s and women’s races to download, here’s the stage by stage Giro ical for your phone or electronic diary ahead of this Friday’s grande partenza in the Netherlands. The calendar file proves surprisingly popular for each grand tour. It lists […]

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