Tag: Elia Viviani

What won’t happen at the Giro d’Italia…

It’s back! Here’s a selection of cycling snippets which absolutely won’t happen at this year’s Giro d’Italia. If any of this nonsense actually happens, it might be time to stop watching pro cycling. Enjoy some Giro fiction… Advertisements

Bergen 2017 Men’s Road Race: Italy

Just as one year ago, I’ve teamed up with InsideThePeloton to preview a selection of World Championship contenders. And – just as one year ago – I’ve made Italy my first pick. Stick to tradition, right?

UCI World Championships Spotlight: Nizzolo & Viviani

After completing a hatrick of victories with an Alessandro Ballan/Damiano Cunego 1-2 in 2008, Italy have failed to produce another World Champion. Worse still, with a generation of talented classics riders pedalling into the sunset, they’ve taken just three top tens in the subsequent seven road races. To put that into perspective, from 1968 to

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Chasing the Rainbow

With a list of winners including Tom Boonen, Paolo Bettini, Cadel Evans, Mark Cavendish and Rui Costa, the World Championship Road Race is successful at sharing out the title of the ‘World’s Best’ across a number of different rider types. In very few other one day races could Vincenzo Nibali and Elia Viviani be considered

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Rating the 2015 Giro d’Italia Stages

The Giro finished today with Alberto Contador overcoming aggressive Astana tactics to add another Grand Tour to his already impressive collection. The third week belonged to the boys in light blue however, with podium finishers Mikel Landa and Fabio Aru taking two stages each. This Giro received praise for its exciting and at times frenetic

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Dubai Tour: The Manx Missile Re-Launched

Whilst sprinting may be a consistent theme across the three Persian races, Dubai certainly stands out in terms of scenery albeit some man-made. Uniquely, each Dubai stage starts out from the same Marine club, branching off in different directions each day. Stage two finished in the beautiful artificial Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah). Only after enjoying

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