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.
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We expected a change on the overall today, but the race was turned upside down on the steep slopes to Sestola. The big break of the day went all the way to the finish and it was UAE Team Emirates' Joe Dombrowski who fought through the rain to win the stage. Alessandro De Marchi came in just behind to take the pink jersey for the Israel Start up Nation.
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Who was more surprised today - The peloton or the stage winner himself, Taco van der Hoorn? BORA-hansgrohe chased all day for a Peter Sagan win, but it was Van der Hoorn who dropped the break and solo'd to the finish in Canale for a big win for the Dutchman and his Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux team.
The 2021 Giro d'Italia started with a bang as Filippo Ganna stormed through the streets of Torino at nearly 60 kilometers per hour to take the first pink jersey. Spencer Martin 'Breaks-down' the weekend's racing and looks at the implications for the next weeks in the Italian Grand Tour.
May 10, 2021: All the reports, results and video from the Giro d'Italia, plus Algarve and Valenciana. Patrick Lefevere talks about Almeida, Evenepoel and Bennett - TOP STORY. The battle between Jakobsen and Groenewegen, Froome laughs at critics, Van Aert has appendicitis, Fenix extends, teams for the Maryland Cycling Classic and video of Evenepoel’s Journey to the Giro.
After the excitement and speed of Saturday's opening stage 1 time trial, Stage 2 was definitely 'piano piano'. A break of three became two and they were caught with less than 30 kilometres to go, then it was all down to the sprinters and their teams. In a scrappy finalé, Alpecin-Fenix fastman Tim Merlier showed his speed, beating Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani. Filippo Ganna held his pink jersey.