Guest Voice: Giro d’Italia presentation

Having watched Il Lombardia on Sunday, our friend Nathalie Novembrini headed to the Giro d’Italia presentation on Monday. Here are her thoughts on the occasion.

Just like every year, many rumours preceded Monday’s Giro presentation. Some of the host towns were already known but the only certainty was the 98th edition of Giro d’Italia would start in San Remo and finish in Milan. Maybe the RCS management did it on purpose, maybe it’s only a coincidence, but the start and finish remind me of an inverted Classicissima (Milan-San Remo).

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Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard)

Tweets Special: Farewell to Andy Schleck

We’ve all seen Andy Schleck go from the highest of heights – battling it out with Alberto Contador in one of cycling’s great rivalries – to the lowest of lows after his pelvic injury in 2012 that seemed to affect his mental strength as much as his physical being. Last year it became clear that joking about deploying the Schleckchute was starting to feel like kicking a guy when he was down. Continue reading