THE INSIDIES OF YATES, THE STRENGTH OF FROOME THE CALCULATIONS OF DUMOULIN. WHAT AN AMAZING TOUR!

THE INSIDIES OF YATES, THE STRENGTH OF FROOME THE CALCULATIONS OF DUMOULIN. WHAT AN AMAZING TOUR!

MONTE ZONCOLAN: Chriss Froome goes up, but Simon Yates does not go down. Tom Dumoulin resists, he deeply resists. The Giro d’Italia is beautiful, very beautiful. The Monte Zoncolan has not left great detachments, it is not crucial but it leaves so many toxins in the legs. And now, they start again and get closer to Trentino for the Trento-Rovereto time trial. There are several hints of interest in the fight for the pink shirt. It will be definitely interesting to see Simon Yates’ reaction in the third week. The Englishman could live his first time as the undisputed protagonist, with all the stress that concerns it. Every day the […]

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 […]

#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 […]

A FINISH LINE LIKE THE GIRO OF LOMBARDIA

This stage will start from Valdengo (Biella), starting point of the Giro even in 2014. The first 150 km are completely flat with the usual city center pitfalls (roundabouts, traffic divider etc).  This could be a pitfall stage thanks to the last kilometers, with the climbs of Miragolo San Salvatore (new climb for the Giro) and Selvino (last GPM here were in 1995 and saw the success of Tony Rominger). Leaving Selvino the roads follows a long descent with bends and then the last 9 kilometers approaching finish line. Last kilometers pass through Bergamo Alta, climbing to Porta Garibaldi and then, after 200m in cobbled area, to Largo Aperto. Cycling fans […]

#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 […]

Don Camillo, Peppone… and Guccini

Don Camillo, Peppone… and Guccini

After the third wins of Fernando Gaviria the new stage is totally plain. The Giro leave the city where the italian flag was born, to go to the villages sung by the italian songwriter Francesco Guccini, through the via Emilia and Statale 9. A green landscape with a nostalgic taste remembering tv star like Don Camillo and Peppone. A place where farmers were mixed with modern factory like Ducati, a plus in the made in Italy. The Giro cross the whole Pianura Padana and in the last kilometers go through the same road of the Spring World Cup, the Milano – Sanremo passing by Liguria. Finish line is in Tortona, a city that until […]

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 […]

A Pink Butterfly and now the terrible Appennino

A Pink Butterfly and now the terrible Appennino

MONTEFALCO: the Butterfly of Maastricht dresses in pink; as predicted, the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin take the overall race lead and is now ready to start the second half of #giro100 dressing the pink jersey. Tom has now more than 2 minutes advantage from the other riders, the first of them is Nairo Quintana with a gap of 2′:23″ A Giro full of surprise which has already seen 6 different riders dressing the pink jersey: Postlberger, Greipel, Gaviria, Jungels, Quintana and Dumoulin. This second half of Giro will be even more beautiful then the first one; we will start with the Appennini, from Florence, the city of Gino Bartali, to Bagno di […]