Giro d’Italia Stage 14 Preview

May 20, 2017

The sacred and the profane, the Giro brings a bike race to one of the largest religious shrines in the Alps, Oropa and a climb that has been part of the race’s theatre in recent years even if it’s never been decisive.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 13 Preview

May 19, 2017

A flat procession to Tortona, the town where Fausto Coppi died from malaria aged 40. Maybe not the most cheerful commemoration but there’s music along the way too.

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Mapei and The Lost Glory Days

May 18, 2017

Today’s stage of the Giro doesn’t look like a thriller but ride the route and there are plenty of tales along the way, especially at the finish in Reggio Emilia where the city’s sports arena, the Mapei stadium, is a reminder of Italian cycling’s last glory days.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 12 Preview

May 18, 2017

A long day and a likely sprint finish await.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 11 Preview

May 17, 2017

A hilly day in the Apennines with hardly a metre of flat road but it’s not mountainous like we’ll see in the Alps. Many riders will have ticked today for the breakaway.

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Giro Stage 10 Preview

May 16, 2017

A time trial to reshape the overall classification. Tom Dumoulin can ride in the race lead and we’ll see how Nairo Quintana can limit the damage.

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Giro Rest Day

May 15, 2017

The opening week of the Giro is done and time to look back in order to help look ahead. It’s been a lively week of racing, perhaps with some dull moments if you followed the stages live on TV for too long but otherwise the outcomes have been varied and thanks to the Blockhaus the […]

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Giro d’Italia Stage 9 Preview

May 14, 2017

After several stages where the daily winner was the story now it’s time to return to the high mountains and shake-up the overall classification with the fearsome “Blockhaus” climb. This is a short stage, all the better to encourage action on the climb.

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Roads to Ride: Blockhaus

May 13, 2017

Think of a mountain range used by the Giro and the Alps surely come to mind. The Apennines are the poorer cousins and all the more interesting for it. This central ridge, the spine of Italy, includes many good climbs and the Blockhaus is one of the hardest on Italy, not just in the Apennines […]

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Giro d’Italia Stage 8 Preview

May 13, 2017

After a coastal procession the second half of the stage is much harder with its climbs, some categorised and some not, as well as twisting roads and all before a tricky uphill finish.

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