Giro stage 17: Pirazzi escapes to glory

Stage 17: Sarnonico to Vittorio Veneto, 208km

Coming immediately after yesterday’s brutal queen stage, today was always going to be a day of recuperation for the overall contenders and the sprinters who’ve stuck it out over the climbs. Sure enough, winner Stefano Pirazzi escaped from a massive breakaway to take glory, with the peloton rolling in over 15 minutes down. Continue reading

Friday Feature: Sheree and Nathalie’s Giro diary – stage 21

Sheree brings us her photo diary from her trip to the last day of this year’s epic Giro.

I was at the last day of the Tour de France last year in Paris so this year I thought: why not go to the last day of the Giro d’Italia in Brescia? I was accompanied by my in-house photographer who struck out – stood in the wrong place – but not my friend Nathalie Novembrini who, fortunately for me, managed to bag a number of photographs to help me convey the party atmosphere on the last day of what we’ll long remember as an epic Giro.    Continue reading