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

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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

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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 AIR ATTACK HELMET – A SHIFT IN FORM TO GAIN “FREE SPEED”

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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

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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...]

Sprinters battle for Giro stage 10 win

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Basso To Bow Out of Giro

Tour of Italy champion Ivan Basso will not be defending his title when the Giro begins on May 7 in Turin, he said Thursday. Instead Lampre's Michele Scarponi, who was fourth last year, will wear the number 1 jersey usually reserved for the champion. Italian Basso, who will instead set his sights on July's Tour de France, said he simply wasn't in the right shape to race, although he would … [Read more...]

Aussie Porte Takes Command As Flood Disrupts Stage

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L'AQUILA, Italy, May 19, 2010 - Richie Porte became the first Australian since Robbie McEwen in 2005 to don the Tour of Italy overall leader's pink jersey on Wednesday following the 11th stage, the 262 kilometres ride from Lucera to here. Porte, a 25-year-old former swimmer and triathlete, replaced Kazakh veteran Alexandre Vinokourov in pink in a stage won by Russian Evgeni Petrov - … [Read more...]

Zomegnan: “A Two-Speed Cycling”

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CUNEO (Italy), May 11, 2010 - Angelo Zomegnan, director of the Giro, suggests a two-speed cycling to explain the decline of results of Italian cyclists last season. The head of the Tour of Italy underlines the importance of the anti-doping work in Italy in contrast to other countries that are more lax. Q: What causes the decline of Italian cycling? A: "There are two aspects. … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia – Team Rosters

The 198 starters for the 2010 Giro d'Italia, following the list provided by the organizers on Friday, on the eve of departure for Amsterdam. BMC 1. Evans (AUS), 2. Bookwalter (USA), 3. Kohler (SUI), 4. Louder (USA), 5. Santambrogio (ITA), 6. Murphy (USA), 7. Schär (SUI), 8. Stadler (SUI), 9. D. Wyss (SUI) Acqua Sapone §: 11. Garzelli (ITA), 12. Andriotto (ITA), 13. … [Read more...]