It’s a lovely Friday spring afternoon here at VeloVoices Towers and the Giro d’Italia kicks off tomorrow. What’s not to like? To mark the occasion, we’ve rolled out the drinks trolley a bit early today, cracked open a nice bottle of chianti and settled down for a quick chat about what to expect over the next three weeks. (Sadly Jack wasn’t available today.) Here’s a summary of our conversation. Continue reading
A = Apps! Stay in touch with all the racing with the Giro d’Italia app, available for iPhone and Android.
B = Gino Bartali. Giro champion in 1936, 1937 and 1946, and Fausto Coppi’s great rival. Road to Valor tells the story of Bartali’s heroism in the Second World War.
C = Fausto Coppi. Giro champion in 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953, and dubbed Il Campionissimo (champion of champions). Gino Bartali’s great rival. Fallen Angel, The Passion of Fausto Coppi tells the tumultuous story of his life and death. The highest point in the Giro every year is known as the Cima Coppi. Continue reading