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May 19, 2022: The Giro d'Italia, two stages, big win for Girmay and Prosecco, plus Giro boss wants to solve problem. Teams want Carapaz. Alpecin-Fenix becomes Alpecin-Deceuninck, Lefevere signs Merlier, no problems for Roglič, Cassani's team, DSM extends. Gilbert married, Grávalos' health and Deborah Shumway passes away.

GIRO’22 Stage 11: Dainese Outjumps the Fast Finishers!

Today's stage was always going to be a bunch sprint, but Dries De Bondt nearly upset with a late attack. He was caught with 1,2 kilometres to go and a chaotic sprint ensued. Alberto Dainese pushed his wheel over the line ahead of Fernando Gaviria, Simone Consonni and points leader Arnaud Démare. Juan Pedro López held the overall lead.

GIRO’22: The Second Rest Day Rant

Six more chaotic Giro d'Italia stages in and the Italian Grand Tour has not let us down in the excitement stakes. Ed Hood takes his look at the 'up and downs' of stages four to nine, from Etna to Blockhaus.

BREATHING: At The Center Of Your Best Rides

When it comes to breathing many of us think “Hey, if I'm not dead, I’m certainly doing it right!” Unfortunately this is not the case, and our poor breathing can keep us from unlocking our full potential and speed, as well as unnecessarily prolonging our recovery.

PEZ Bookshelf: Pantani Was A God

Don't be misled by the title of this excellent book. “Pantana Was A God” is not a panegyric, a worshipful recounting of the life of the last pro cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. It is two books in one - a masterful look at when Pantani triumphed, and brief remembrances by those who knew him.

A Beautiful Replica: Lucho Herrera’s Pinarello

Egan Bernal was the first Colombian to win the Tour de France, but Lucho Herrera was the first Colombian and South American to win a Grand Tour - La Vuelta a España 1987. Both Bernal and Herrera rode a Pinarello, Herrera later in his career. Ed Hood has a look at an exact replica of Herrera's Pinarello from Treviso.