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GIRO Finale: Petacchi Again! New Boy Wins Overall

The last day of most stage races can be like the last day of school before the holidays, nobody takes the lessons seriously and the toys come out, the other day all the toys fell out of Simoni’s pram, so I don’t think it’ll be play-time in the Saeco team bus in Milan to day.

GIRO Stg 18: Cunego’s Pink Destiny

The defining moment of this Giro, and perhaps for the future of Italian cycling came in the last few hundred meters of today’s stage to Bormio 2000, when Damiano Cunego’s left his team leader, and the race, behind for good. His win signaled more than a spectacular arrival of his career, but a much need changing of the guard in Italian cycling.

Giro Stg 17: Tonkov Tastes Victory

Pavel Tonkov (Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie) powered himself to victory today over 153 Km of tumultuous roads between Brunico and Fondo Sarnonico; a dйjа vu victory for the 1996 Giro winner whose last win came, coincidentally, on the 17th stage of the 2002 Giro d’Italia.

Down-Lo On CIPO: Is He Done?

So Cipo pulled a Snagglepuss and "exited, stage left" from the Giro - winless and muttering about his team not being up to snuff. But in uncharacteristic fashion, he slipped out barely noticed. We put Dunc on the case to chase down the down-lo...

GIRO Stg 15 – Petacchi Almost Out Of Fingers!

The DMT shoe company is scrambling to create the first open-toed Shoe for sprinters in case Alessandro finds his climbing legs and takes another before Milan. The Fassa B speedster continued to embarass the bunch sprinters again today as he chalked up win #8.

GIRO Stg 13: Popovych In The Pink

It was a coming of age for the fresh-faced Ukrainian Yaroslav Popovych this afternoon. 2 years of careful nurturing gave him his first ever Maglia Rosa as he produced a fine ride in the 52 km time trial.