Giro d’Italia preview: Teams and sponsors (part 2)

Giro_d'Italia_logoIn advance of this Saturday’s start of the 2013 Giro d’Italia, here’s the second part of VeloVoices’ overview of the 23 teams, their main protagonists and their eclectic mix of title sponsors. Continue reading

Talking Tactics: Teaming up

A three-week grand tour is not one race but a series of races within races. Each competing team has different objectives: general classification, sprints, one of the four main jerseys, individual stage wins or even just airtime for their sponsors.

With the 23 nine-man squads for the Giro being finalised this week, let’s take a look at a few examples of teams competing for different objectives over the next three weeks to understand how these lead to subtle variations in team composition. Continue reading

What’s happening in May?

Apparently there’s some race happening in Italy this month. But you didn’t need me to tell you that, did you? In addition to the Giro, though, there’s lots of other stuff happening: races, birthdays and of course on the blog itself. Here’s a sneak preview of what to look out for over the next 31 days. Continue reading