14 February 2004. Marco Pantani dies alone in Rimini. In a motel, after three days spent in a small room without seeing anybody. Pantani was still a Pro rider. During the previous year, during the Giro, he was able to show great moments and I remember, all over the winter, many people wondering about Il Pirata’s plans for the 2004. Then it all ended.
Gift Guide’18 #5: Another mixed bag of great gift ideas in our 5th holiday guide. Marquee Caps from Walz, the Giro Cinder helmet with MIPS, fork mount rack by Küat, breathtaking images by Michael Blann, Scicon race rain bag, Range torque ratchet, Knog Oi bell, the new Riot Buckle shoes by BONT and Donnelly EMP gravel tires. There must be a gift here for the special cyclist in your life.
Giro spec 150 grams (42.5) for the Prolight Techlace shoe on their web site. But despite their ultralight upper, updated Techlace closure material and TeXtreme Carbon sole, they missed the mark… They’re lighter.
American pro cycling in the 1980s is synonymous with Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten. Both were supremely talented riders. The Outer Line recently caught up with Hampsten in Boulder, and had a chance to hear some of his reminiscences as well as his thoughts about the current state of pro cycling, and the future of the sport.
Nov 10, 2016 - You would think the EUROTRASH desk would be quiet in the middle of November... but no. Tinkov and Riis are sniping at each other - Top Story. Cycling news: 18 teams in the WorldTour, Van der Haar injured, Aru for Giro/Vuelta, Sky Sign Dibben, young talent for Lotto, Fernández crashes, Paulinho to Conti, Duque to retire, Paris Revolution cancelled, Volpi for Bahrain, AG2R roster, no Giro for RAI and no Tour for Portsmouth.
Blue Bicycles are back with some incredible values; Meld’s US Made custom saddles, updated range from Bont, Great quality at Inno Racks, Giro’s latest head gear and Effetto Mariposa celebrate 10 years with the anniversary edition Giustaforza.
Rider Interview: Steven Kruijswijk has ridden five Giri, three Tours and a Vuelta, two top ten overall finishes and never out of the top 50. Steven is a Grand Tour rider through and through with a great love for the Giro, his main focus for the 2016 season.
US Cycling is under new management and the Giro is planning to start in Japan, just the sort of fodder for Lee Rodgers to get his teeth into. In Lee's eyes the US change can only be a good thing, but could the Giro money not be spent in a better way, the Giro Rosa?