May 12, 2022: All the Giro news and the Tour of Hungary with video. Miguel Ángel López abandons the Giro . Other news: Medical up-date on López, Nibali retirement, Bernal's recovery, covid keeps Hermans out, Van Baarle to Jumbo? Arensman to INEOS? Frigo turns pro and Achtereekte switches to cycling. Bianchi: 'Giro Reflections' video.
Stage 5 of the 2022 Giro d'Italia came down to a bunch sprint, but not all the sprinters made it over the one climb of the day. Top favorites Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan had missed the boat to Messina. The Spencer Martin scorching fast stage 5 'BREAKDOWN'.
Stage 5 was billed as a sprinters day, but there was a climb that saw sprint favourites Mark Cavendish and Caleb Ewan dropped by the peloton. In Messina Arnaud Démare was the fastest in a chaotic sprint ahead of an angry Fernando Gaviria and Giacomo Nizzolo.
The volcanic slopes of Etna saw the 2022 Giro d'Italia turned up-side down. Lennard Kämna won the stage and Juan Pedro López took the pink jersey. Behind them the top GC favourites finished together, but Vincenzo Nibali and Tom Dumoulin were dropped and Miguel Ángel López abandoned.
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 best Italian negroni bars are often discovered by accident, or when you least expect it. Early on in my career chasing the modern Giro d'Italia I began logging the best negronis, bars, and ristoranti as my travels took me to all corners of Italy. Here are 5 of the best negroni bars, places to eat and stay at the Giro.