• Brutt crashes the party

    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 [...]
  • Quintana on to a Winner

    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, [...]
  • Boem goes bust

    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 [...]
  • Giro turns a corner (but just one)

    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, [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • The fastest parking attendent in the world

    May 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Giro d’Italia: Stage 6 – Reggio Calabria to Terme Lugiane (217km) After 217 km of riding Silvan Dillier and Jasper Stuyven were somehow about to slog it out with what energy they had left for a memorable stage [...]
  • Giro d’Italia: Stage 5 – Pedara to Messina (159km) With just 300 meters to go on a lap of Messina, Luka Pibernik of Bahrain Merida looked up. Ahead of him there was nothing but open road, just the camera bike [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Giro d’Italia: Stage 3 – Tortoli to Cagliari (148km) Being pulled out of a breakaway against your will is not the worst thing that can happen to a bike rider in a stage race. As Anton Vorobyev proved a few weeks [...]
  • Giro D’Italia: Stage 2 – Olbia to Tortoli (221km) Today’s Bardiani “atonement” breakaway rider was Simone Andreetta. The race would be between Daniel Teklehaimanot and Evgeny Shalanov. At least bit where they [...]