Thanks to Holimites

All sponsors get a note of thanks and travel and tour operator Holimites has been here for March. They offer travel and stays in the Dolomites, home of some of Italy’s best mountain passes.

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Roads to Ride: Passo delle Erbe

Passo delle ErbeThe Dolomites are part of the Italian Alps and offer plenty of great cycling routes that are rich in race history. This month the site is sponsored by travel company Holimites and speaking to them about the best places to ride in the region I mentioned the usual suspects like the Passo Pordoi, Passo Giau and Selle Ronda but they came back with… the Passo delle Erbe.

This might not have the celebrity status of other mountain passes but it is probably the most scenic and with several routes to the top, there’s variety.

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Giro del Trentino Preview

A warm-up for the Giro d’Italia, this race marks a turning point in the season when the roads for the high mountains. A key test of form and teamwork ahead of the season’s first grand tour, it’s an exciting race with some tough climbs.

Here’s a preview with the stages, climbs, riders and if you’re planning to watch it live on TV note the early finish each day.

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Spoke too soon

It’s hard to keep up. According to, BMC’s Thomas Frei has been busted for EPO, or at least he’s returned a positive A-sample. So an update to yesterday’s Trentino stage result is needed, since the Swiss rider was ninth yesterday. Is it me or is this race looking like a farce? Or is the … Read more

Tour of Trentino (clean version)

The top-10 of the opening stage of the Giro di Trentino, courtesy of Riders with a past conviction for doping have been blacked out. Yes, I believe in forgiveness but I’m pachydermic when it comes to forgetting. So whilst these guys are back in the bunch, today’s result shows just how forgiving cycling fans … Read more