Aru has a great start, the race is already hot

Aru has a great start, the race is already hot

Planche des Belles Filles (FRA): At 2,400 meters from the arrival, the group still riding at a crazy rate. Gerrain Thomas had yet to go into action to give the latest sprint in favor of Chris Froome but right there Fabio Aru placed his shot, a bit of pride and a bit to test the resistance of the opponents. And then the surprise, the Villacidro’s Sardinian broke all the tactics of super-programmed athletes from the UK SKY team. Here, on this finish line, Vincenzo Nibali, a friend of Aru, had also won. Today Pedal-Aru, after a difficult time of sacrifices and the suffering of not being part of the Giro that starts from his […]

SAGAN OUT?

SAGAN OUT?

VITTEL: the arrival in France is a real storm. With Sagan out, disqualified, Cavendish out, is time for Arnoud Demare, the champion of France, to win with arms raised. To be honest, he does not dispute an immaculate sprint, with an important change of direction that only his French passport condoned him. It’s a nice runner Demare, it’s a pity that every time he wins, he is dragging a polemic. This was likewise at Milan’s Sanremo last year when he was accused of having come back from a fall due to a car ride. Today’s real news remains the exaggerated expulsion of Peter Sagan. The accusation is that he had caused the fall of […]

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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]