Giro d’Italia preview: Contenders for the maglia rosa

The 95th Giro d’Italia starts tomorrow (Saturday) without the man who won last year’s race ‘on the road’: Alberto Contador. Indeed, the race begins with only the newly crowned Michele Scarponi present of the three current Grand Tour champions – the 2011 winners of the Tour de France (Cadel Evans) and Vuelta a Espana (Juan Jose Cobo) are also absent. Continue reading

Settimana Ciclistica internazionale Coppi e Bartali preview

Settimana Ciclistica internazionale Coppi e Bartali tends to be viewed as the ideal warm-up race for those taking part in May’s Giro d’Italia and, as might be expected, features many of the Italian ProContinental and Continental squads. It’s obviously not as prestigious a race as this week’s Volta a Catalunya but it still provides a varied terrain plus a safe haven for those that come out in hives at the mere mention of cobbles.
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Tour de Langkawi preview

Le Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia is one of Asia’s biggest cycling events, attracting competitors and teams from around the globe. This year, its 17th edition, takes place over ten days from Friday 24th February until Sunday 4th March. The race is organised by Malaysia’s National Sports Council in collaboration with the Malaysian National Cycling Federation.

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