Giro'16 ROADSIDE: We'd gambled on a big attack by Chaves at high altitude, today. It didn't come and yet again, Kruijswijk looked strong as a beast within 1500 metres of the Giro's highest point - the 2744 metre Colle Dell'Agnello. Little did we know that minutes after the maglia rosa passed us he'd crash on the descent and the race would be turned on its head.
Race Report: Stage 19 was a day of high mountains and high drama as the race passed over the Cima Coppi. Unable to lose Kruijswijk on the climb, it was an unfortunate crash on the descent that saw the Dutchman chasing and losing time all the way into France. Nibali could smell victory for both the stage and the overall and set about re-establishing his enviable reputation as a Grand Tour winner!
The 2016 Giro d'Italia comes to its grand finalé in the northern City of Turin on Sunday, but there is much more to the Piedmont region than big mountain climbs. Peter Easton of VeloClassic Tours takes us on a culinary and cultural journey through Torino as the peloton readies its self for the last battles.
PEZ Roadside: After pizza, grappa and good night sleep, Ed Hood has moved a stage closer to the final of the Giro d'Italia in Turin. Today he takes in the sights at the start and on the those crazy cobbles of Pinerolo all surrounded by those 'Tifosi'.
Race Report: Stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia was a day for the breakaway and it looked like a two-way battle for the win as they came to the line. One rider had read a different script though and Matteo Trentin ambushed the lead pair just before the line to take a beautiful win ahead of two days in the Alps. Gianluca Brambilla had seen him coming and was just as happy to see his teammate take the win!