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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Giro Stage 14 Preview

May 21, 2016

The Dolomites stage, a tappone as they say in Italian: not just a stage but a big stage. A 210km race across some of the most scenic climbs in the Alps and with five mountain passes above 2,000m, a total of 5,400m of vertical gain and a nasty “wall” just before the finish.

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Giro Stage 13 Preview

May 20, 2016

So far, so little. The general classification has seen small climbs used to tease apart time gaps measured in seconds. Today’s stage is the first mountain stage and features a series of very steep climbs and twisting descents to put race leader Bob Jungels under pressure.

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Quit When You’re Winning

May 19, 2016

What are you doing this evening? André Greipel is packing his bags and leaving the Giro with exit manoeuvre that’s been so well planned his flight home was probably booked weeks ago. It’s shocking as he leads the Giro’s red jersey points contest and is perfectly healthy. But there’s a refreshing honesty to it all […]

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A Day Watching The Giro on RAI

May 19, 2016

Having read La Gazzetta Dello Sport last week, time to review how most Italians follow the Giro: on TV via the national  broadcaster RAI. As well as the live race coverage there’s plenty more in and around the race to watch. What it’s like to spend a day watching this?

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Giro Stage 12 Preview

May 19, 2016

A sprint stage with a criterium-style finish as the race laps the seaside resort of Bibione. If watching a grand tour from your sofa or desk is tiring today is the televisual equivalent of a rest day, a chance to relax before the crucial mountain stages which start tomorrow.

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The Small Town With A Big Place in Cycling

May 18, 2016

Today’s stage of the Giro features the sharp climb of the Forcella Mostaccin near the finish. The climb gets the attention because of the race yet the small town of Maser which lies at the foot of the hill is arguably more interesting because it’s central to the sport. This town and the area around […]

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Giro Stage 11 Preview

May 18, 2016

A long flat stage until the finish when everything changes. After 200km of procession across the plains of the Po valley the finish features a tough climb, a twisty descent and then plenty of ups and downs, just enough to spoil the day for the sprinters.

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Giro Stage 10 Preview

May 17, 2016

How was your rest day? The Giro resumes with a hilly and draining 219km stage, probably one for the breakaway specialists.

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