Quickstep’s house problem: Gaviria or Kittel?

Quickstep’s house problem: Gaviria or Kittel?

Marcel Kittel, shirt number 4. Ivan Drago is actually in the saga of the 4th film dedicated to Rocky Balboa, Silvester Stallone‘s film. Blond and physically like a boxer, the German of QuickStep says he is in a perfect physical condition and, dressed in his green jersey he will arrive in Paris with this primate. All right till now. It would be good if Kittel wasn’t at the center of an intense negotiations. Some evaluations must be made in Quick Step’s home that now has in its team 2 of the world’s fastest riders. Only a month ago, it seemed that the Belgian team, a really strong team, had already chosen has main character Ferdinando Gaviria, a really […]

CONTADOR, A CRISIS THAT COMES FROM THE PAST.

CONTADOR, A CRISIS THAT COMES FROM THE PAST.

Tomorrow stage will starts from Perigueux and goes to Bergerac, famous for Cirano. All the big ones are ready to start apart the poor Richie Porte who is in the hospital. On this Tour the only cyclist who misses is Alberto Contador. Pinto’s spanish is actually in the race, 5′:15″ far from the leader at the 12th place. The true defeat of this 2017 edition. You might wonder whether it’s a just an unlucky year or a career ending. The champion has always stated that the data recorded in training were good and that the leg was the ones of the right days. It is a sign that even the watt sometimes aren’t so […]

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 […]