Author: MikeFranchetti

The Selection Process – Giro Stage 10

Somebody always suffers after the rest day… but probably not tomorrow. It’s difficult to get excited about the 145km flat route to Modena. The sun should also be out and riders will enjoy a noticeable jump in temperature. The Just Profile We start in Ravenna and 145km later end on a straight, wide road in

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A Picture Speaks 500 Words #4 – Dumoulin

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. I say 500 is a more realistic figure. To fully appreciate this photo – three Giro rivals finishing a minute after the stage winner – you have to understand a little about the 2015 Vuelta Espana. It also helps to know the personalities of the men in

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The Selection Process – Giro Stage 8

What a break! The writing was on the wall once Pello Bilbao, Davide Formolo and Tony Gallopin got into today’s escape. Matteo Cattaneo also looked strong. UAE upped the tempo and kept Conti in pink but it wasn’t particularly pretty. The Just Profile Despite three classified climbs at the day’s end, tomorrow’s rolling hills are

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The Selection Process – Giro Stage 7

Stage 6 was a big win for the breakaway thanks in large part to a handful of savvy, talented climbers jumping at the chance to take advantage of a disinterested peloton. The top ten is now packed with new names, headed by Just Pro Cycling favourite Valerio Conti. The Just Profile Tomorrow we’re looking at

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The Selection Process – Giro Stage 6

Goodbye Tom Dumoulin; it was the right decision to leave this year’s Giro. It was a miserable day in northern Italy won by a not-so-miserable Pascal Ackermann. It won’t be another stage for the (new) big German tomorrow as the tough uphill finish hands the stage over to the puncheurs. The Just Profile We start

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The Selection Process – Giro Stage 5

Tomorrow we leave behind Frascati and its Tuscolan Villas, and head to Terracina for what should be a very straightforward sprint. It’s fair to say that this isn’t the most entertaining preview to write, nor will it be the most entertaining stage to watch. The Giro likes to keep us waiting. The Just Profile We

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