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 […]

La mariposa en rosa

La mariposa en rosa

MONTEFALCO: La mariposa de Maastricht se viste de rosa. Como de pronóstico el holandés Tom Dumoulin pone en el bolsillo un bonito margen y se presenta a la segunda parte del #Giro100 con la camiseta que contraseña el líder de la carrera a etapas italiana. Tom tiene ahora más de 2 minutos de ventaja de los otros pilotos, el primero de ellos es Nairo Quintana con una brecha de 2 ‘: 23 ” Un Giro rico de sorpresas lo que estamos viviendo que ya ha visto 6 camisetas rosas diferentes: Postlberger, Greipel, Gaviria, Jungels, Quintana y Dumoulin. Esta segunda mitad del giro será aún más hermosa que la primera; enseguida […]

IN AUTOSTRADA PASSANDO DA CASA MARCONI

IN AUTOSTRADA PASSANDO DA CASA MARCONI

REGGIO EMILIA: Si arriva a Reggio Emilia, città dove è nato il tricolore italiano. Un doveroso tributo per il Giro dei cento anni. Si parte invece da Forlì chiamata dai suoi abitanti con il soprannome di “Zibadon” centro nella fertile pianura romagnola il cui simbolo è l’altissimo campanile dell’abbazia romanica chiamato San Mercuriale. In una corsa caratterizzata dalle salite, la 12^ e la 13^ tappa rappresentano opportunità importanti per le ruote veloci del gruppo. La velocità sarà elevata lungo questi 229 km tant’è che per un tratto si passerà in autostrada in zona Valico dell’Appennino fino a Sasso Marconi, città che prende il nome da Guglielmo Marconi, che qui, nella […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNA FARFALLA ROSA. ORA IL TERRIBILE APPENNINO

UNA FARFALLA ROSA. ORA IL TERRIBILE APPENNINO

MONTEFALCO: La farfalla di Maastricht si veste di rosa e spariglia tutte le carte. Come da pronostico l’olandese Tom Dumoulin mette in tasca un bel margine e si presenta alla seconda parte del #Giro100 con la maglia che contrassegna il leader della corsa a tappe italiana. Ora gli altri sono tutti a più di 2 minuti ed il primo degli inseguitori è ora Nairo Quintana a 2′:23″. Un Giro ricco di ribaltoni quello che stiamo vivendo in questa stagione e che ha già visto 6 maglie rosa differenti: Postlberger, Greipel, Gaviria, Jungels, Quintana e Dumoulin. Ora viene il bello, subito domani con la frazione appenninica che da Firenze, con il […]

La contrarreloj finalmente llegó

La contrarreloj finalmente llegó

Contrarreloj: desde Foligno el Giro va a Montefalco. Hace mucho tiempo los italianos odiaban estas carreras, especialmente en la década de 1990, cuando Miguel Indurain ganava todas las contrarreloj contra Gianni Bugno y Claudio Chiappucci y luego defendiendo el primer puesto en la salida. Hoy en día todo ha cambiado y Vincenzo Nibali espera el contrarreloj para recuperar la desventaja acumulada en la escalada de Blockhaus por Nairo Quintana. Tantos vatios generados ayer por los corredores en el ascenso, y gracias a SPH Cycling es fácil ver la potencia expresada. La llegada se eleva constantemente en lo que se llama el “Balcone dell’Umbria”, precisamente Montefalco. Los favoritos para ganar son […]

Time Trial is finally arrived

Time Trial is finally arrived

TIME TRIAL: from Foligno the Giro goes to Montefalco. Long time ago italians hated these races, especially in the 1990s, when Miguel Indurain wins all the time trials against Gianni Bugno and Claudio Chiappucci and then defend the lead in the uphill. Nowadays everything has changed and Vincenzo Nibali hopes in the time trial to recover the gap accumulated in the Blockhaus climb by Nairo Quintana. So many watts generated yesterday by uphill runners, and thanks to SPH Cycling it is easy to see the expressed power. The arrival is steadily rising in what is called the “Balcone dell’Umbria”, precisely Montefalco. The favorites to win are the experts in the plain such as the Dutch […]