Ed Hood and Martin Williamson have hit the Italian soil running, only in the country for a handful of hours and they have sorted their creds, seen tomorrow's route, inspected the bikes and sent us the first words and photos. The productive pair will be on the Mortirolo tomorrow, here is the story so far:
It's one of the hardest climbs in pro cycling, and is iconic to what makes the Giro d'Italia the world's 'most beautiful' race. Il Mortirolo is the centrepiece of tomorrow's Stage 16 and at almost 13km long and 11% average grade - this one's a killer, but a must -ride for any self-respecting fan. Here's how it looks on the bike.
Two weeks of the Giro d'Italia are behind us and so Lee Rodgers has a good dig into the background stories from Italy. Porte's demise, shiny legs, controversy and domination from Astana and the lack of rider personalities. All deeply important subjects for the sport of cycling.
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May 25, 2015 - Alberto Contador has had a dominating week-end, nearly winning the TT and then containing the Astana team in the mountains. Giro d'Italia, Tour of Norway, World Ports Classic and the US TT championships are all in EuroTrash Monday with reports, results and video. Big read = big coffee!
Race Report: The cream came to the top of the Giro milk today as the leading group was slimmed down to eight riders and then just four to fight for the win. Mikel Landa won for Astana, but Aru lost time on Contador.
The Team Giant-Alpecin men’s program and Team Liv-Plantur women’s program will hold their second annual Talent Days in the German Eifel area on May 26, 27 and 28.
Stage 14 Race report: On another miserable, dangerous day in the Pink Race, Alberto Contador (Spain & Saxo-Tinkoff) reminded everyone why he’s the best stage race rider of his generation, wresting the maglia rosa from Fabio Aru (Italy & Astana) and opening up a 2:28 buffer.
My Castelli Backpack review fit in nicely my recent Giro coverage, when I received one of the first media samples in Sanremo Italy. It's part of their new line bags for the serious cyclist that offer up the quality, durability, and easy to use designs you'd expect from this top brand of cycling apparel for the roadie, and here's how it looks...
Two days of bicycle racing in Albany, Georgia concluded May 17 and the overall points standings began to take shape for the 2015 Southeast Regional Series presented by BikeReg (SRS). David Goodman (Athens, Ga.) of Team United HealthCare / The 706 Project takes over as the SRS-Hincapie Sportswear Overall Leader for Men Pro 1/2 and Jennifer Wagner (Vestavia Hills, Ala.) of Team Infinity Racing leads the overall competition for Women Pro 1/2/3.
Stage 13 Race Report: On a day no one expected much of anything... Lampre's Sacha Modolo out dragged Trek's Giacomo Nizzolo for a wet weather win, while just outside 3km to go a crash caused GC chaos - another typical day at the Giro.
Area Zero-D’Amico-Bottecchia will participate in the 34st Due Giorni Marchigiana, a classic on the Italian calendar for Elite and Under 23 riders, on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, in Castelfidardo in the province of Ancona.
Rapha today announces BeoPlay H6 with Rapha over-ear headphones, a collaboration with Danish consumer electronics leader, B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen.
Major energy nutrition manufacturer joins growing list of partners to provide gels, hydration and recovery products to riders on all three tours.
Race Report: Philippe Gilbert gave the BMC team the Giro stage they had been trying for the last few days. The finish was made for the ex-World champion with a short steep rise to the line - A mini Cauberg. Contador was 2nd and now has 17 seconds over Aru in the fight for overall.
May 21, 2015 - Katusha win in Italy and Norway in the same day. We have the Giro and the Tour of Norway to catch-up with - all the reports, results, rider quotes and that all important video action. Top Story is puncture-gate and we preview the World Ports Classic and the European Road Championships.
5000 riders from 70 countries on a challenging 100 mile course from NYC to Bear Mountain and back.
Race report: We've had 'shoulder-gate' and 'puncture-gate', so we weren't sure what scandal-based pun awaited us this afternoon on the road from Forlì to the motor-racing circuit finish at Imola. In the end, there was nothing to get the polemicists too fired up, but we did get a new, young winner.
From broken-boned tears of frustration to racing through her blue and yellow-painted Flemish home-from-home in just three weeks. For one of the most stunningly consistent female riders of the last 6 years, recovering from a broken collarbone is just one of many victories.
Now 30% Lighter than Previous Generation.