A smart mind to leave troubles behind

A smart mind to leave troubles behind

LONGWY: Peter Sagan is the man with the strength, the security, and ability to remedy the mistake that could be fatal. A man with an extraordinary strategic vision that allows him to stay covered up to the last 400 meters of the terrible 2,000 finals and then to play his best card. Everyone try to win the race, the most convinced is the Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet who seems to do all by himself but then goes to support Richie Porte. Then also Alberto Contador try to win the race but it seems that he does not have enough power to stand there. Yet he is one who points to the victory of this Tour. Sagan’s mind is fast, he looks […]

#TOURDEFRANCE, 2 winners, one as defeated

#TOURDEFRANCE, 2 winners, one as defeated

LIEGI: A day with 2 heroes. The first is the one who wins, the German Marcel Kittel, the second is the one who loses, the American Taylor Phinney. Both 1-meter and 90-inch high. One who takes home the best climber shirt, struggling at Grafenberg and taking him home after 200 km of escape ended at nothing from the finish line. A happy ending after 2 years ago (May 2014) he had had a very serious accident against a gard rail at the border between Tennesee and Georgia. Result? The double fracture to the left leg. An escape of 200 km to return to live his life as a true runner, […]

The Grand Boucle

The Grand Boucle

The Grand Boucle starts with a flat time trial, along the Reno river, with a few turns. For specialists like Tony Martin, world champion coming from these lands, or the Australian Rohan Dennis who owned the Hour record for some month. A great come back for Germany at Tour de France with an millionaire investment. The German TV, after years away from this race, came back on the road with a great effort. We have all the ingredients for a big European party. The favourites for the final ranking are the same of the last year. Chris Froome is one of them. Its Sky Team is very strong, considering also […]

From Monza to Milan

From Monza to Milan

From the city of the Autodromo to the city famous worldwide for being the fashion capital. A sprint long less then 30 km where the favouriteto the success is Tom Dumoulin. The roads are very wide and it would be nice to ride safely between the two cities in Lombardia even in everyday life but it still too dangerous. Milan is an historic finish line for the Giro. After two edition that saw the finish line in the city of Brescia and Trieste the Giro come back to Milan. It will be a nice chance for everyone to get his well-deserved applause. Gaviria should confirm the jersey points, Jungels the white jersey and […]

Asiago Stage

Asiago Stage

A plain stage the one that starts from Pordenone (which has already hosted 4 start lines and 2 finish lines in the history of the Giro) and that in the first 100 km are on relatively flat roads, at the foot of the Prealps in the province of Treviso (KOM at Muro di Ca’ del Poggio). After the intermediate sprint in Feltre the route climbs up Monte Grappa (24 km conquered in 2014 by Nairo Quintana and in 2010 by Ivan Basso), on narrowed roadway. The climb is steep and sharp at first, then the gradient declines, with a few changes in slopes before the categorised summit. A very long (26 km) and technical descent follows, […]

#INGIRO NEEDS A KO SHOT

#INGIRO NEEDS A KO SHOT

From Altoadige to Friuli with arrival at Piancavallo, a place that remains in the memory of cycling enthusiasts for the extraordinary victory of Marco Pantani in 1998, ahead of Alex Zuelle and Pavel Tonkov, in the year of the fantastic double Giro and Tour. Piancavallo is a city known for the innovation in skiing, in fact this tourist resort was the first in Italy to equip itself with an artificial snow plant. This stage will start from San Candido, a village made famous by the service of leverage. Who, in Italy, did not have a friend who make the alpine soldier among these mountains? This stage also cross Friuli Venezia Giulia, a region […]

A PARADISE FOR SKIERS, A POSSIBLE NIGHTMARE FOR CYCLIST

A PARADISE FOR SKIERS, A POSSIBLE NIGHTMARE FOR CYCLIST

ORTISEI: After the very high Lombardy mountains, the Giro ride a resistance stage like the one in Canazei where the group have been riding for almost six hours, and now the scenarios change once again. Starting from Moena, in Val di Fassa, after 137 kilometers the Giro arrive at Ortisei – St Ulrich after five great mountain pass (Pordoi Pass, Pasparal Pass, Passo Gardena, Passo Pinei and Pontives’ final climb) and an intense effort. The pink jersey is still dressed by Tom Dumoulin, the flying butterfly, who has been attacked on the uphill of Aprica, the first uphill at the start of the stage. An attack brought by his opponents to see if it was possible to gain […]

#INGIRO: THE HAT TRICK OF STELVIO

#INGIRO: THE HAT TRICK OF STELVIO

Welcome to the stage of the truth. Maybe we won’t found today who will win this Giro but surely we will know who will be excluded from the struggle for success.  Until today it seems to be a fight between three riders: Quintana, the one who started this Giro as favorite for the final victory, Dumoulin, the one who is so strong that he didn’t even expect to be, and the last one, the champion, Vincenzo Nibali, the one who in the third week of 2016 Giro managed to bring home the success when it seemed to be already lost.  The length of this stage is a feared ones, 254 […]

#INGIRO STAGE BETWEEN LEGENDS: FROM COPPI TO PANTANI

#INGIRO STAGE BETWEEN LEGENDS: FROM COPPI TO PANTANI

This stage of the Giro will start from Castellania, the city where is born Fausto Coppi and finish at Oropa Sanctuary, location famous for many beautiful stages. The most beautiful one is perhaps the come back of Marco Pantani in 1999 which start the climb in last position after the famous chain brake. Although the handicap Pantani was able to come back to group and then overtake even the frenchman Laurent Jalabert the last one to surrender. Another historical race in Oropa saw the success of Latvian Piotr Ugrumov, one of the very few who could leave behind Miguel Indurain. This stage is very short and is clearly made by […]

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

On the highway passing by Marconi’s house

REGGIO EMILIA: The Giro reach Reggio Emilia, the city where the italian flag was born, a must be place in this hundred years Giro. This stage will start from Forlì, called by its inhabitants “Zibabon“, a city in the romagna plain whose symbol is the high bell tower of the Romanesque Abbey called San Mercuriale. In a race made for climbers, the 12th and 13th stage represent a good chance for the sprinters to gain some victory. The speed along this 229km will be very high so that for a long time the group will ride on the highway near the Appennino until Sasso Marconi, a small town named after Guglielmo […]