Sky’s Nieve Solos To Stage 13 Giro Win, Amador Grabs Pink Jersey

Giro d'Italia 2016 stage 13

Cividale del Friuli, Italy, May 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish climber Mikel Nieve soloed to victory on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia on Friday putting a smile back on Sky team's face after they lost their leader Mikel Landa to illness this week. The overall pink leader's jersey switched hands again after a tough mountain run, Movistar's Andrey Amador taking charge after the Costa Rican rider … [Read more...]

The Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia Starting On May 6th

Milan, May 6, 2016 - The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, which begins Friday in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands and ends May 29 in Turin: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8 km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190 km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen (Netherlands) to Arnhem (190 km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - … [Read more...]

The Climbs Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia In Detail

Milan, May 5, 2016 (AFP) - The 2016 Giro d'Italia features six mountaintop finishes, three of which are at high altitude (Alpe di Siusi, Risoul, Sant'Anna di Vinadio), with the remaining three in the 'medium' mountains of Roccaraso, Sestola and Andalo. Below is a list of the race's mountain stages, although it is worth noting that, unlike the Tour de France, none of the most difficult climbs … [Read more...]

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...]