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On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: It sounds sadistic, but the team live for the mountain stages, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: It sounds sadistic, but the team live for the mountain stages

Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until I would be back in the UK. Now I’m planning a route home for Tuesday. Funny thing, time.

By | Sport | Thursday, 23 May 2013 at 5:29 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Feeling ill and racing in the rain must be pretty grim, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Feeling ill and racing in the rain must be pretty grim

I can’t ever watch games of football or rugby without wistfully wondering what it must be like to be professional. On days like today however, I’m pretty happy not to be a pro cyclist!

By | Sport | Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 5:10 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: There are a lot of guys sporting pink in some seriously bright shades, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: There are a lot of guys sporting pink in some seriously bright shades

Here in Treviso (a hub of Italian cycling) it looks like a big pink paint bomb has gone off. As with the Tour in yellow, the Giro is all about pink – the strapline for the race is ‘the fight for pink’.

By | Sport | Monday, 13 May 2013 at 4:46 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Team Sky take obsession with the weather to a new level, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Team Sky take obsession with the weather to a new level

The weather over the past few days has been far from ideal. The riders turned up yesterday at the team bus looking like they’d just undergone a severe hosing down. I’m usually amazed by how well they look and cheerful they are after such long distances, but they really wore the day on their expressions yesterday.

By | Sport | Thursday, 9 May 2013 at 3:53 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Grand Tours, like the Giro, require levels of organisation that are utterly mind boggling, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: Grand Tours, like the Giro, require levels of organisation that are utterly mind boggling

The mechanics and I were chatting the other day, and we have unanimously decided that professional cycling is probably the least logistically friendly sport in the world.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 7 May 2013 at 5:30 pm

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead, Sport

On The Road at the Giro d’Italia: I figured he was pretty tired of people congratulating him, so me and Sir Bradley Wiggins just had a chat about the race ahead

Giro d’Italia? What’s that? I hear you say. Well, for anyone who has thumbed past page one in the cycling-for-dummies handbook (no, that does not exist) it is the second most famous race in the world, only beaten by a certain Tour de France.

By | Sport | Friday, 3 May 2013 at 4:27 pm

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