New Claims Of “Mafia” Role In Marco Pantani Giro Exclusion

Milan, March 14, 2016 - Doubts over the expulsion of champion cyclist Marco Pantani from the 1999 Giro d'Italia resurfaced Monday after new claims of Mafia involvement in his downfall. Pantani died on February 14, 2004 from an overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs. He was found in suspicious circumstances in a Rimini hotel room. His family has argued that a third party may have … [Read more...]

The 21 Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia

The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, presented at Milan's World Expo on Monday: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen to Arnhem (189km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - Catanzaro to Praia a Mare (191km) May 11: Stage 5 - Praia a Mare to … [Read more...]

Yellow Beats Pink As Giro Scrambles For Big Name Winners


By Justin DAVIS Milan, Oct 5, 2015 (AFP) - The allure of the Tour de France yellow jersey cast its glow over the Giro d'Italia as organisers unveiled the 2016 route Monday in the presence of champions they desperately hope will be competing. Starting in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands on May 6, the 99th edition of the three-week race has something for everyone with … [Read more...]

Damiano Cunego Out Of Giro With Fractured Collarbone

Verbania, Italy, May 28, 2015 - Former Giro d'Italia champion Damiano Cunego abandoned this year's race after fracturing his collarbone during a crash on Thursday's 18th stage, medical officials revealed. Cunego, who won the race in 2004, fell with Italian compatriot Roberto Ferrari after 55km when they were in the main escape of the day on the 170km run from Melide in Switzerland to … [Read more...]

Domenico Pozzovivo Rushed To Hospital After Giro Crash

Sestri Levante, Italy, May 11, 2015 (AFP) - A high-speed downhill crash in Monday's third stage of the Giro D'Italia left Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo stricken and bleeding before medical services rushed him to a nearby hospital. The 32-year-old climber also fell during the second stage on Sunday, but after this second and heavier fall on Monday a pool of blood was visible beneath where … [Read more...]

Pink Jersey Battle May Pave Way For Rare Giro-Tour Double


by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 (AFP) - Giro d'Italia organisers on Monday admitted they had one eye on seeing a rare Giro-Tour de France double achieved next summer when they unveiled a balanced route for the 2015 edition on Monday. The 2014 edition, won by Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar, featured a total of six days in the high mountains. The 98th edition, … [Read more...]

Giro Launches The New Synthe Helmet


Latest Helmet from Leader in Cycling Design Combines Aerodynamic Efficiency with Tremendous Cooling Power (June 24, 2014– Scotts Valley, CA) – Giro Sport Design has announced the Synthe™, an advanced cycling helmet design that can enhance a rider’s efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag while offering increased cooling power. With aerodynamic efficiency that bests Giro’s … [Read more...]


Giro Attack Helmet In White On Velodrome

Giro announces the all-new Air Attack™, a revolutionary helmet combining aerodynamically efficient design with patent pending Roc Loc® Air system that enhances fit, comfort and cooling power to optimize rider efficiency. (20 June 2012– Scotts Valley, CA) – Giro, the cycling world’s design leader since 1985, announced today the Air Attack™, defining the next generation of cycling … [Read more...]

A Big Thank You To Helen’s Cycles and Giro

So Sad, the before photo

It was one of those moments when your stomach drops and your world starts to spin around you. Yep, I found a crack in my 18 month old Giro helmet. It had never been crashed, but upon closer inspection Giro had determined that I had accidentally bumped against something (top tube or car door maybe). Since it was out of warranty I firmly believed that I was going to have to shell (pun intended) out … [Read more...]

Giro Organizers Announce The Team Wildcards

ROME, Jan 10, 2012 (AFP) - Organizers for this year's Tour of Italy announced on Tuesday which four teams will receive wildcards to compete alongside the 18 World Tour teams for the May 5-27 bonanza. Italians Androni Giocattoli, Colnago-Csf Inox of Ireland, British team Farnese Vini and Germans Team NetApp got the nod meaning there will be no place for Italian team Acqua & Sapone, who … [Read more...]