The 2022 Giro d'Italia stage 18 looks on paper like a mostly downhill run from Borgo Valsugana to Treviso. It runs through the lush vineyards of the Prosecco region - where Italy's answer to French champagne is produced. But hidden in there is one of the steepest climbs I've ridden - the Muro di Ca' del Poggio - here's my on-bike look at this…Read More...
Another exciting day in Italy. Santiago Buitrago took the honours at the front as Richard Carapaz, Jai Hindley and Mikel Landa solidified the Giro podium. Carapaz holds pink, but the race is still open.
Jan Hirt and Thymen Arensman were the last men standing from the break of the day. On the final climb, what was left of the escape blew apart leaving Hirt to drop Arensman before the summit and solo to the finish. Richard Carapaz held the overall lead, but there are some changes in the top ten.
Gear Break: Tifosi Eyewear, LOOK Giro Winners Pedal, Castelli Giro105 Jersey, Bravur La Corsa Rosa Watch, De Marchi Heroic Cycling & Muc-Off Stealth Tag Holders
Tifosi Crit Enliven Golf Fototec eyewear, LOOK celebrates the Giro with a unique winners edition pedal, Castelli: #GIRO105 jersey, Bravur Watches: Presenting the new La Corsa Rosa 2022 edition, De Marchi: The memory of heroic cycling, the evolution of modern cycling apparel and Muc-Off launches Stealth Tubeless Tag Holders.
Gear Break: Ritchey 50th Anniversary, KOO Eyewear, Save on Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL, Rouvy Giro, Roval Wheels & Selle Italia Model X Leaf
Ritchey Road Logic 50th Anniversary edition, KOO SUPERNOVA ENERGY capsule collection, Wahoo: Save €80 on ELEMNT RIVAL, Rouvy: Experience the Italian Grand Tour for free, Roval Rapide and Alpinist tubeless wheels and Selle Italia Model X Leaf sustainable saddle with new graphics inspired by nature.
Gear Break: Bern Helmets, Colnago TT1 Bike, Black Inc Wheels, CHAPTER2 Artist Edition, GCN Fan’s Guide & Santini Maillot Jaune
Bern Major: A commuter helmet that won’t jack up your style, Colnago presents TT1, its new time trial bike, Black Inc unveils its fastest ever disc wheel at the Giro d’Italia, CHAPTER2: TOA Caitlin Fielder artist edition - Only 50 units, GCN: New & exclusive book and Santini: The Tour de France launches new ‘Maillot Jaune’ brand.
This latest project bike is built around the Look 765 RS carbon frameset, with Corima 30.5 carbon allroad wheels, SRAM Force AXS electronic gruppo, ZIPP Service Course SL 70 XPLR handlebar and SLR carbon seatpost, Cadex saddle, Arundel Cages and saddle bag, and Lizard Skins bar tape. Click in to see the full review.
Wahoo Open the Road Ep. 1 - Foundations, Qhubeka announces 'Hand Up’ apparel collaboration with The Vandal, Wega coffee machines and Paolo Bettini: An Eroica partnership, Muc-Off: Pause. Stop. Rewind. Which UDOG is the best for you? Elite-level racewear as worn by EF Education-TIBCO-SVB and EF Education-Easypost now available.
The Giro d'Italia has, since its beginning, played host to great drama, and one of these is the story of Fausto Coppi, a heroic and tragic figure of bike racing's Golden Age. On January 2 every year there is a big event in Castellania, a tiny village in Italy’s Piedmont region. Cycling fans from all over come to pay homage.
Don't be misled by the title of this excellent book. “Pantana Was A God” is not a panegyric, a worshipful recounting of the life of the last pro cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. It is two books in one - a masterful look at when Pantani triumphed, and brief remembrances by those who knew him.
Thanks to “Maglia Rosa: Triumph and Tragedy at the Giro d’Italia” by British author/Italian resident Herbie Sykes we have not only an English-language history of the Giro d’Italia, which is in itself distressingly rare, but an extraordinarily entertaining book.
Rest in Peace, Dutchman Harm Ottenbros who died recently at 78 years-of-age. The man was best known for his world professional road race championship title in 1969; but sadly his win has been added to the list of ‘unworthy’ world champions along with the likes of Benoni Beheyt, Luc Leblanc and Laurent Brochard.
The Race Across America (RAAM) fascinates and repels at the same time. An epic event launched in 1982, the route currently runs from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland, a distance of roughly 4,800 kms (3,000 miles). The race is not divided into stages but rather it is up to individual racers or team members how far they will ride each day, checking in at 55 stations along the way. It puts extraordinary demands on participants, whether riders or support crew, and this is superbly…
Ed Hood has been keeping his eye on the 'young guns' and Mason Hollyman has been showing well with the Israel Cycling Academy UCI Continental team and in his guest appearances with Israel – Premier Tech WorldTour team. Ed caught up with…
Another exciting day in Italy. Santiago Buitrago took the honours at the front as Richard Carapaz, Jai Hindley and Mikel Landa solidified the Giro podium. Carapaz holds pink, but the race is still open.Read More...
Jan Hirt and Thymen Arensman were the last men standing from the break of the day. On the final climb, what was left of the escape blew apart leaving Hirt to…Read More...
The Giro d’Italia, also known as the Giro, is a three week long whirlwind cycling race of Italy (though it also passes through surrounding European countries) and is held every year.
This article looks at five tips to kickstart your post-ride recovery with some ideas about why this is good for you.