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  • Cavenish wins in Rome after special guest lead-out

    Mark Cavendish won the final Giro d'Italia sprint around Rome with "a little help from his friends." Like the Beatles song with Ringo on lead vocals, Cavendish had plenty of support from a former teammate, his old friend and fellow countryman Geraint Thomas. As the peloton strung out in sprint formation, Cav had a train of two riders, one his [...]

  • Roglic loses chain but wins Giro d’Italia

    It seemed like an almost classic Primož Roglič moment. The oh no, not again kind. Halfway through the stage 20 time trial, momentum was finally on his side. He'd already clawed back 15 seconds of his 26 second deficit to Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers). It appeared Roglic was on a fantastic day and would win the Giro d'Italia on this 18.6km [...]

  • Almeida takes stage, Thomas retakes Giro pink jersey

    The diesel was faster than the sports car. 36 year old Geraint Thomas warmed up the big engine for the final attack on the final Monte Bondone climb. It's his birthday this week but by all appearances the diesel is still humming along just fine. Jumbo Visma tried to wear out Thomas and his Ineos Grenadiers but seemed to only succeed [...]

Leknessund loses stage but wins pink in Giro d’Italia.

When is a second place on a Giro d'Italia stage still your most glorious achievement? When you still rode fast enough to take over the maglia rosa of race leader from superstar Remco Evenepoel. And bonus fashion attire: he also wins the white jersey of best young rider. That's what Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) accomplished on a wet, grey and [...]

May 9th, 2023|

Matthews wins Giro d’Italia stage 3 sprint. Bling does his thing.

"I just came to the Giro to have fun and enjoy riding my bike." That was winner Michael Matthews (Jayco-AlUla) at the finish of stage three in the Giro d'Italia. He bested Mads Pedersen (Trek Segafredo) and Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) in an exhausting uphill sprint that looked as painful as it no doubt felt. Yes, Matthew had plenty of fun [...]

May 8th, 2023|

Milan stuns himself and everyone else with Giro stage win

This was a Giro d'Italia stage for Mads Pederson of Trek Segafredo or Fernando Gaviria of Movistar. Surely, you had to put your money on them. Perhaps it was a day for Astana's star sprinter Mark Cavendish or fast-man Pascal Ackermann of UAE. Why you might even have had Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) or Alberto Dainese (DSM) on your list of [...]

May 7th, 2023|

Evenepoel smacks Roglic in face in opening Giro time trial

Daniel Lloyd was right and wrong. Before Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) rolled down the ramp on stage one of the Giro d'Italia, commentator and former pro Daniel Lloyd said the Belgian would take 20 seconds from his top rival Primoz Roglic. That prediction was meet with disbelief by the other GNC commentator who felt the gap would be no more than [...]

May 6th, 2023|

Six hilarious story ideas for Giro d’Italia, according to ChatGPT.

Editors alert: If you're totally blocked in coming up with "fun" ideas for the Giro d'Italia, just ask ChatGPT. Here are six comedy ideas generated by the AI tool now taking over the world and then destroying mankind. But that's a little down the road, way after the Italian grand tour. No need to panic right now -- plenty of [...]

May 5th, 2023|

Giro Agilis helmet. High performance, highly affordable

The Giro Agilis helmet is designed with your financial sanity in mind. This lid takes plenty of design cues and features from more expensive helmets in the Giro line but keeps the price tag at $100. That makes me happy; it keeps my credit card from exploding. I've been wearing the Agilis for about six months. Once upon a time [...]

May 4th, 2023|
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