Giro Stage 1 Preview

May 5, 2017

The race begins. Ahead is scenic stage with the coveted maglia rosa waiting at the finish line for the day’s winner.

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Who Will Win The Giro?

May 4, 2017

Nairo Quintana is the obvious pick. The depth of field is better than ever so whatever Quintana may do the next three weeks look promising given so many other candidates want to win or stand on the podium in Milan. Here’s a look at the contenders for the maglia rosa.

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Supporter Kit

May 3, 2017

With the Giro around the corner, a quick rattle of the collection tin because all sales of supporter kit really do help. Now the jersey is cheaper than ever as Prendas Ciclismo have knocked £5 off the price and if you’re outside the UK the exchange rate can help more too. As ever sales revenue […]

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The Giro’s Best Descender Prize

May 1, 2017

As tweeted earlier today the Giro d’Italia rulebook includes a novelty for 2017: the best descender prize. Some on social media thought it was a joke but it’s black and white in the race rulebook. Here’s a quick explainer on the prize and some thoughts on it too. Update: the competition and prize has been […]

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Giro Coverage

May 1, 2017

The site’s Giro guide is now online at Once the race is on there will be daily stage previews and a variety of other pieces looking at Italian cycling culture and more. If you’re browsing the desktop version look for the “Giro” link at the top of the page. Mobile device users can use […]

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Film Review: Thereabouts 3

April 28, 2017

It’s got explosions, near accidents, sprints, anger, tears and more yet this a documentary film that invites meditation on the state of pro cycling. If you’re the type who acts first and thinks later then you might find yourself on a flight to Colombia very soon with your bike sitting in the hold below.

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Giro iCal

April 25, 2017

The Giro d’Italia starts in ten days’ time and 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 diary ahead of the grande partenza in Sardinia. The calendar keeps proving surprisingly popular for each grand tour. It […]

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Michele Scarponi Obituary

April 23, 2017

Michele Scarponi, a jester and the accidental winner of the 2011 Giro d’Italia, died on Saturday 22 April aged 37 following a collision with a truck on the outskirts of his home town of Filottrano.

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview

April 21, 2017

The final spring classic and the oldest, the race began in 1892 and these days marks the transition from one day classics to the hilly stage races thanks to a course that’s as hard as a day in the Alps with plenty of vertical gain from the ten marked climbs and many more that are […]

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Competing For Attention

April 20, 2017

Enjoy the Flèche Wallonne yesterday? A series of breakaways tried their luck until a small breakaway reached the foot of the Mur where the winner attacked to take an impressive solo win. If this scenario sounds unfamiliar then it’s the story of the Women’s Flèche Wallonne and by all accounts it sounded more exciting than […]

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