Richie Porte To Miss Giro d’Italia for Tour de France

PARIS, April 07, 2014 (AFP) - Richie Porte will skip the Giro d'Italia in favour of helping his teammate Chris Froome successfully defend his Tour de France title, Team Sky announced on Monday. Team Sky head of performance support Tim Kerrison said: "Richie was always going to ride the Tour de France this year. "But this now means that he can fully focus on being in the best … [Read more...]

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Goes All Beverly Hills On Us

Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia Beverly Hills

Tre…duo…Uno…”GO!” The countdown, led by Italian Consul General Perrone kicked off the 2013 Beverly Hills Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia. This year’s race had more than 1,000 cyclists (!) riding one of two grueling courses along the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and into the challenging yet scenic mountains above Malibu. The experience at the race this year was pleasant and very … [Read more...]

Grand Fondo Giro d’Italia Beverly Hills Even More Challenging

Beverly Hills - A mass start on Rodeo Drive, a podium with the original Giro d’Italia trophy and Lamborghinis leading the way for hundreds of avid cyclists: this is Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Beverly Hills, the upcoming, exciting luxury edition of the series. The inaugural event, taking place on Sunday, November 3 - will present stunning two courses (48 and 90 miles), passing through beauty … [Read more...]

Richie Porte Confident Of Becoming Giro d’Italia Captain


TOKYO, Oct 27, 2013 (AFP) - Richie Porte is the archetypal loyal lieutenant, a man you can count on in a crisis, a man who sacrifices himself and his own ambitions for the greater good of his team. But next year, the likeable Australian is going to tackle a Grand Tour for the first time as a team leader. And the 28-year-old says he is ready for the new challenge and looking forward … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia 2014 – The Stages

MILAN, Oct 07, 2013 - A list of the 21 stages to be held during the 2014 Giro d'Italia, as released by organisers on Monday: May 9: stage 1 - Belfast to Belfast (Northern Ireland) 21.7 km (team time trial) May 10: stage 2 - Belfast to Belfast 218 km May 11: stage 3 - Armagh to Dublin (Republic of Ireland) 187 km May 12: rest day May 13: stage 4 - Giovinazo to Bari 121 … [Read more...]

Nibali, Rodriguez, Valverde Set For epic Giro d’Italia Battle


MILAN, Oct 07, 2013 (AFP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali will kick off the defence of his Giro d'Italia title in 2014 with three days of racing in Northern Ireland before a "key" final week of epic racing in the high mountains. Nibali, of the Astana team, claimed his maiden pink jersey after a dramatic 2013 edition that was blighted by torrential rain, cancelled stages and a snow-hit … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia 2014 Set For Rare Zoncolan Pink Jersey Finale

MILAN, Sept 13, 2013 (AFP) - The fight for the 2014 Giro d'Italia could be decided on a ride into "hell" as the formidable Monte Zoncolan will be tackled on the penultimate stage, local organizers said Friday. The race's 97th edition will begin in the decidedly un-Italian city of Belfast on May 10 before rejoining the continent for the remainder of the three-week epic. Although … [Read more...]

Ivan Basso Withdraws From Tour of Spain

ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra, Sept 07, 2013 (AFP) - Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso was forced to withdraw from the Tour of Spain on Saturday suffering from hypothermia. "Ivan Basso had to withdraw from the Vuelta after descent from Envalira. He was frozen at the limit of hypothermia," his Cannondale team confirmed on their Twitter profile, as heavy rain and freezing temperatures … [Read more...]

Experience your own “Giro d’Italia” with Italy Bike Hotels

Italy bike hotels

Experience different areas to get the best of cycling in Italy August 2013- Giro D’Italia might have ended in the beautiful Brescia (Italy) and only a few more weeks to discover the 2014 edition… But you can organize your own Italian “Giro” in some of the many locations affiliated with Italy Bike Hotels. These bike-friendly hotels offer cyclists from all over the world the possibility … [Read more...]

Nibali, Rodriguez, Valverde Confirmed For Giro d’Italia

MADRID, Community of Madrid, Aug 19, 2013 (AFP) - The participation of Giro d'Italia winner Vicenzo Nibali and Spanish riders Joaquim Rodriguez and Alejandro Valverde for this year's Tour of Spain was confirmed by their respective teams on Monday. Nibali, of the Astana team, is looking to double up his success in his homeland back in May with his second Vuelta title having won the … [Read more...]