Within four days the first Grand Tour of the year will start: the Giro d’Italia. Time to take a look at the route! The start will be given in Napoli with a flat stage of 130 km in which the riders have to cover two loops several times.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will take part in Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn - Frankfurt on Wednesday, May 1st. The race includes a steep climb: the Mammolshainer Berg — a short climb with a 26% ramp in sections. There is also a circuit in Frankfurt for the final.
Last Friday we announced the Lotto Belisol selection for the upcoming Giro d’Italia, but we had to make some changes. Initially Tim Wellens would start in Napoli this Saturday, but knee problems make this impossible. The guy from Sint-Truiden, who’s in his second season as a pro, misses his début in a Grand Tour. On top of this also Olivier Kaisen had to cancel.
Team-MTN Qhubeka p/b Samsung is looking forward to the major cycling highlights in Germany this May. On Wednesday the traditional classic race Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt is the first of several important races in Gerald Ciolek’s home country.
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first pro cycling team comprised of riders with diabetes, met with Turkish president Abdullah Gül Sunday afternoon at the end of the 49th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. President Gül thanked the team for their initiative with “Changing Diabetes”, which had been widely celebrated by the spectators throughout the event.