Friday Feature: Pre-Giro round-table

The Giro d’Italia is now less than 24 hours away, and earlier this afternoon our Giro coverage team of Tim, Kitty and Sheree celebrated at VeloVoices Towers by cracking open the Friday drinks trolley. They chewed the fat over their long-standing love affair with the Giro and their thoughts and hopes for this year’s race. The highlights of their chat are reproduced below. [Jack is celebrating his birthday today and then away on non-VeloVoices business this month. He doesn’t like to talk specifics, as it involves import/export, you know the sort of thing. The name is Sargeant, Jack Sargeant – Ed.]

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Giro d’Italia preview: Contenders for the maglia rosa

The 95th Giro d’Italia starts tomorrow (Saturday) without the man who won last year’s race ‘on the road’: Alberto Contador. Indeed, the race begins with only the newly crowned Michele Scarponi present of the three current Grand Tour champions – the 2011 winners of the Tour de France (Cadel Evans) and Vuelta a Espana (Juan Jose Cobo) are also absent. Continue reading