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

Giro_d'Italia_logoThe 96th edition of the Giro d’Italia kicks off on Saturday with 19 WorldTour teams and four wild-card Pro Continental teams. Have you ever wondered about the mysterious sponsors whose names are plastered all over every available square inch of the riders and their equipment? If so, here’s the first of a two-part overview of the 23 teams, their title sponsors and most prominent riders. Continue reading

TotW: Sugar, shaving & underpants for the hands

This is the last regular Tweets of the Week as for the next three to four weeks, we will have Giro Tweets of the Week! But before we go all ablush and Italian, let’s see what our little band of tweeties have been up to!

It’s all about the sugar

You burn up 6,000 calories a stage. You eat rice and pasta for breakfast. You’re a pro cyclist. But the reward? After a long stage race has finished, all you want is a little sugar. Continue reading