#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#INGIRO SERVE UN COLPO DA KO

#INGIRO SERVE UN COLPO DA KO

Dall’Altoadige al Friuli con arrivo a Piancavallo, località che rimane nella memoria degli appassionati di ciclismo per la straordinaria vittoria di Marco Pantani nel 1998, davanti a Alex Zuelle e Pavel Tonkov, nell’anno della fantastica doppietta Giro-Tour. Piancavallo che è sinonimo di innovazione per lo sci. Infatti la stazione turistica fu la prima in Italia a dotarsi di impianto di innevamento artificiale. In questa tappa si parte da San Candido, paesotto reso famoso dal servizio di leva. Chi non ha avuto un amico a fare l’alpino fra queste montagne? Torniamo allo sport. Si attraversa il Friuli Venezia Giulia, regione ricca di vino e di campioni. Proprio sul percorso odierno, che si […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PARADISO DEGLI SCIATORI, POSSIBILE INCUBO PER I CICLISTI

PARADISO DEGLI SCIATORI, POSSIBILE INCUBO PER I CICLISTI

ORTISEI: Dopo le altissime montagne lombarde, una tappa di resistenza come quella di Canazei dove si è rimasti in sella per sei ore, ora si cambia di nuovo tutto e la centralina dei corridori deve essere rimappata totalmente. Si parte da Moena, in Val di Fassa, e dopo 137 chilometri si arriva ad Ortisei – St Ulrich dopo ben 5 gran premi della montagna (Passo Pordoi, Passo Valparola, Passo Gardena, Passo Pinei e la salita finale di Pontives). Uno sforzo intenso, che potrebbe mettere in croce certi motoroni diesel. In maglia rosa c’è ancora la farfalla volante, Tom Dumoulin, che oggi ha subito gli attacchi già sulla salita di Aprica, […]

TIRANO, GLI SPALLONI SI’ CHE ERANO ATLETI

TIRANO, GLI SPALLONI SI’ CHE ERANO ATLETI

Si parte da Tirano, città che si sviluppa attorno al fiume Adda. Città di confine, dove 500 anni or sono la Madonna apparve ai Beato Mario Omodei e per questo sorge qui una basilica, con un organo pregiatissimo, a lei dedicato. Terra di confine, a pochissimi chilometri c’è la Svizzera, Canton Grigione. Fino agli anni 70 qui nel terziere era fortissimo il contrabbando: sigarette, caffè, zucchero, generi di vario tipo. Oggi si va per le strade, allora via sentieri di montagna con sacchi anche di 50 kg sulle spalle. A loro modo erano veri atleti anche gli spalloni. Lasciata la Valtellina si attraversa la Valle Camonica, che con le sue […]

#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 […]