Brutt crashes the party

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Giro D’Italia: Stage 10 – (ITT) Foligno to Montefalco (39.8 km)  For a moment or two it looked as though Pavel Brutt had been caught short, or maybe punched in the stomach. He was behind a plastic orange fence, the [...]

Quintana on to a Winner

May 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Giro d’Italia: Stage 9 – Montenero di Basaccia to Blockhaus (152km) I’m trying to warm to Nairo Quintana. It’s not him… it’s me. Actually maybe it is him, or at least his immeasurable talent. When he [...]

Boem goes bust

May 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Giro d’Italia: Stage 8 – Molfetta to Peschici (189km) Your half way up a punishing climb, racing hard to stay ahead of the chasing peloton. The sun is scorching your skin, and the salt from all your sweat means your aero [...]

Giro turns a corner (but just one)

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Giro d’Italia: Stage 7 – Castrovillari to Alberobello (224km) It was a stage that recreated an early summer motorway trip to see relatives as kids, hot and humid, stuck in the back of the car with no air [...]

Palanc comes out swinging

May 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Giro d’Italia: Stage 4 – Cefalù to Etna (181km) Amid the great pharmacopeia of athletic performance enhancement, few doses can claim the same power as that which powered Jan Polanc of UAE Team Emirates to a remarkable [...]

A four quid bottle of Tour of Azerbaijan

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tour of Azerbaijan: Stage 5 – Baku to Baku The way I see it, we should be grateful for a rest day so soon on the Giro. How else would we catch up with highlights from the Tour of Azerbaijan? Some of us have been [...]