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 […]

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

NEW “KILLER” WANTED

PESCHICI: from Molfetta to Peschici there are 189 km from the province of Foggia to Bari, 2 cities linked more to football than to bikes. The first still remember the era of Zemanlandia and the Foggia of miracles of Ciccio Baiano, the other is Bari of the Matarrese, a family that has reached the top of the Federcalcio. The Giro then arrive in Peschici, where in a cycling of another era, Danilo Di Luca was able to catch a spectacular win with an acceleration worthy of his nickname: “the killer”. Here in Peschici, a new “killer” is being sought in this stage, which could come out of either the group […]

INSIDE THE RACE: THE SECRETS BEHIND A VICTORY BY DAVIDE MARTINELLI

INSIDE THE RACE: THE SECRETS BEHIND A VICTORY BY DAVIDE MARTINELLI

Davide Martinelli, a boy who has grown up using technology. He is used to working with modern instruments that technology made available to athletes. We were lucky enough, thanks to his kindness, to have access to his last kilometer data of the Cagliari stage. To best analyze these data we asked for the help of an athletic trainer, former pro, like Rubens Bertogliatti. The ticinese has supported us with his expertise. TECHNICAL FOCUS: a very spectacular stage set up by the guys of the QuickStep, with riders who have given the best of themselves, both physically and tactically. Let’s focus into the detail of the stage thanks to the precious […]

In the house of the Trullo volante

In the house of the Trullo volante

ALBEROBELLO: Another round of carousel. The Giro change region but the landscape show is always amazing and, while in the North of Italy is a rainy day, this #Giro100 is still shining in the sun. In the stage of today the group arrive at Alberobello, the town of Trulli. In the modern cycling this town is famous for the Trullo Volante, Leonardo Piepoli, teammate of Riccardo Riccò and a domestique in helping captains uphill. THE STAGE: 224 km from Castrovillari to Alberobello, with just one GPM of fourth category at Bosco delle Pianelle. The stage is suitable for the sprinters but the are many pitfalls. The stage is far from simple with many […]

LET’S GO TO CALABRIA, THE PITFALLS IS AROUND THE CORNER

LET’S GO TO CALABRIA, THE PITFALLS IS AROUND THE CORNER

TERME LUIGIANE: another transfer by sea bring the Giro from Sicily to Calabria. Yesterday we guess our prediction with the Colombian Fernando Gaviria winner in Messina, even thanks to the help of our athlete Davide Martinelli, always a key in this kind of race. After leaving the Etna, still visible in the background of the Lungomare Matteotti, the Giro go to Aspromonte, right at the bottom of Italy, in Reggio Calabria, one of the oldest cities in Europe. The 217 km stage ends at Terme Luigiane with a slight uphill where there are thermal springs for skin care. One of the spa is cold while the other 3 flow at 45°.  Just before […]

#INGIRO: TAORMINA A MASTERPIECE ON THE ROUTE TO MESSINA

#INGIRO: TAORMINA A MASTERPIECE ON THE ROUTE TO MESSINA

#ingiro: the city of the strait is ready for a great arrival dedicated to the sprinters. One of the few chance reserved for the sprinters in a really tough ride. In this stage the last kilometers are the most interesting. The stage will departure from Pedara and will cross the provinces of Catania and Messina. We really suggest you to pay attention at the beautiful landscape that you will see from Taormina to the arrival, thanks to the Google Street View available on our website. In Taormina you will find the famous Roman Greek theater, Palazzo Corvaja, the Cathedral and the Dukes of Santo Stefano Palace. Back to the race, […]

#INGIRO: THE DANGERS OF A VULCAN ROUTE

#INGIRO: THE DANGERS OF A VULCAN ROUTE

After Sardinia the Giro moves to Sicily with an ordered slowness. One flight, 2 charter and ships has been chosen by the organizers to move this colorful giant. The sun still shining bright while the summer reach Cefalù and with a fresh ice cream we climbs to Etna which in the past saw the wins of many champions such as Alberto Contador (2011), Franco Bitossi (1967 ) and Acacio Da Silve (1989 ). The pink jersey has gone from Andrè Greipel to the Colombian Fernando Gaviria, who will soon leave it to the ranking men. This time the Giro climb the Mount Etna from Nicolosi. The road rises for more […]

#INGIRO: A Gorilla in pink. Martinelli is on fire

#INGIRO: A Gorilla in pink. Martinelli is on fire

From Arbatax to Cagliari there are 148 km, a long descend through an insidious coastline that will bring the group to another sprinter’s race. The Gorilla in pink, Andrè Greipel, will have to break its limits to get a special photo of himself with arms held high on the finish line. In yesterday race, one of the SPH’s testimonial, Davide Martinelli was one of the main characters in the escape attempt. Today at the start line we will try to get some declarations. A big surprise for all the Giro’s fan will be the analysis of Davide race data. Stay tuned on SPH!

#INGIRO: Is this Alps or Caribbean? Simply Sardinia.

#INGIRO: Is this Alps or Caribbean? Simply Sardinia.

Is this Alps or Caribbean? Is simply Sardinia. In what we might call #fuorigiro you have the opportunity to discover all the beautiful scenario that we encounter with the race. Today route will start from Olbia and then go to Tortolì, in Ogliastra, in the eastern of the island in a rapid succession of wonderful landscapes. Once crossed the Costa Smeralda the route climbs up to the Genna Silana, where you will find evergreen woods, just like the Alps. This is the Gulf of Orosei Park where along its descent you will pass through the village of Baunei. Here if you leave the race track you could reach Cala Goloritzè. A […]

Starts #giro100 and will be a show

Starts #giro100 and will be a show

It start from Sardinia the #giro100 and it will be amazing. So many reasons why we can say that we are about to see a top event. First of all the story behind this race that reached its 100th edition and then the main protagonists, the stories and the places reached since now. Important names that have been able to go beyond the simple sporting event. SPH will always stand next to sport, its spirit and is always involved in searching new ways to do it better. This is the main reason why we offer to all the sports enthusiasts, geography enthusiasts and history fans a great and innovative opportunity: the possibility to see al the […]