VeloVoices Podcast 193: Unleashing the Hammer of Sass on Giro 2022

Kathi, Luke and Euan sit down round the table and mull over the second week of the Giro. Hot topics include:

A lot of love for Bora

How do Wanty keep their kit so white?

The one rider we’d all love to win the race

Biniam Girmay vs Mathieu van der Poel

And, a brief spat over Mark Cavendish

Kathi gives us her legendary final week preview and we spend more time than planned on the Joe Martin Stage Race

Check out our Giro coverage here:

Giro Tweets of the Week 2022 : Blockhaus chaos, the pride of Eritrea and flying bidons

Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 10 – Girmay wins on an historic and emotional day in Italy

Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 11 – Dainese surprises for the sprint win

Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 12 – Stefano Oldani takes his first pro win

Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 13 – Demare’s hat trick with ice cream on top

Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 14 – Yates takes stage, Carapaz in pink, GC all shook up

Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 15 – Emotional win for Giulio Ciccone

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Giro Tweets of the Week 2022 : Blockhaus chaos, the pride of Eritrea and flying bidons

The first full week of Giro2022 and it was eventful! For me, the two big stories were Juan Pedro Lopez and Biniam Girmay. We also have stunning Gruber Insta galleries, RookieRacingRecap, Tom Dumoulin being playful, Cav thanking his Hungarian fans and much more. Tweets of the Week is in the pink!

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Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 10 – Girmay wins on an historic and emotional day in Italy

Today, Biniam Girmay became the first Black African rider to win a stage at a Grand Tour. Considering Grand Tours have been around for almost 120 years, that’s a hell of a glass ceiling to smash through. Everything else about stage 10 of this year’s Giro d’Italia will be but a footnote to this historic achievement.

For the record, after Girmay (Intermarche Wanty) came Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin) and Vincenzo Albanese (EOLO). The GC leaderboard didn’t take too many knocks.

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