Welcome to our preview of what’s happening in the world of road cycling in May. There’s no question that the big event this month is the Giro d’Italia, the first of the year’s three Grand Tours. However, there are also two other notable stage races taking place, as the world’s top racers divide their attention between racing in Italy and preparing for July’s Tour de France and Olympic Games.
We’re not just all talk here at VeloVoices, although it does get boisterous at times! We’re all about the visuals as well and Kitty has been lucky enough to find a real VeloEye just down the road from her in Richmond upon Thames. Roz Jones is a cycling photographer as well as a partner in On The Road Cycling Tours. Kitty invited Roz over for a chat …
Kitty: First of all, thanks for coming to VeloVoices Towers – feel free to help yourself to the drinks trolley. First off, tell me how you got interested in cycling and who your favourite riders are.
Roz: I began watching the Tour de France on Eurosport in 2002 when I was at university and loved it. Continue reading →
Hoping for warmer weather, the riders head for southern Portugal and the 38th edition of the Volta ao Algarve. It starts today (Wednesday 15th February) and takes place over five days, finishing on Sunday. The race organisers claim it’s a varied but balanced route providing something for everyone.