Podcast #8: Tickled pink – Giro preview

Apparently there’s a race in Italy next week – who knew? Panache, Kitty and Tim preview the stages, riders and teams, and discover they can’t pronounce Italian place names at all.

We’ll be back with weekly(ish) podcasts during the Giro itself. But don’t expect our Italian to get any better …

Tickled pink – Giro preview (2 May 2013)

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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