Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Garmin) delivered for the team at this year’s Giro d’Italia with a popular solo win on stage four. Called up only a fortnight before the start, he hadn’t specifically trained for the race, which leaves us wondering whether he might have bettered his overall 31st place if he’d targetted this race. Keeping the pink glow going, he looks back at his first Grand Tour.
Suffering like us from Giro withdrawal symptoms? We have a cure – if climbing more than 20km at a gradient average of nearly 10% can be called a cure! The inaugural Gran Fondo La Marmotte – Sestriere in the magnificent region of Vialattea will take place on Sunday 2nd August, allowing riders to test their endurance on the Colle delle Finestre, that infamous climb from the penultimate stage of this year’s Corsa Rosa.