Giro d’Italia: Teams and sponsors (part 1)

The Giro d’Italia, the first of the year’s three Grand Tours, kicks off on Saturday with 198 riders representing the 18 WorldTour teams and four wild-card entries set to take to the start line.

Many fans will be familiar with the main riders in the peloton, but have you ever wondered who are the mysterious sponsors whose names are plastered all over every available square inch of the riders and their equipment? As the opening instalment of our race preview, here’s the first of a two-part overview of the 22 teams and their title sponsors, which reveals an eclectic mix of bike manufacturers, financial services providers, explosive manufacturers and even countries! Continue reading

Tweets of the Week: Kort shoes, Freudian slips, and Keisse craziness

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 29th April 2012.

I’m going to warn you – this week’s tweets contain mild profanity and various references to men’s, um, ‘equipment’. Before I get into the guts (or should I say nether regions?) of this post, however, I’m going to start off with a lovely picture posted by the equally lovely Daniele Bennati. Kind of arty, kind of cool, we like it.

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