Tag: Giro d’Italia

Can Roglic Stick The Landing?

For any regular cycling fan, stage 9 of the 2016 Giro d’Italia was an introduction to Primosz Roglic. An exciting 40km time-trial in Chianti was rain soaked and the conditions heavily favoured the early starters. Roglic, who had started in the opening hour, held top spot for much of the afternoon and took the win.

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Six riders to keep your eyes on at the Giro d’Italia

At three weeks long, the Giro provides plenty of time for a rider to crash, lose time, adapt their goals, swap roles with a teammate, and still have a pretty decent race (hey Mikel Landa). There’s so much time, in fact, that some riders will go to Italy with multiple options, a free role, or

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Can Mareczko win a Giro stage?

It’s the 2nd November 2017. You’re checking the latest cycling results and see Jakub Mareczko has just taken his tenth win in a three week period in China. To put that into perspective, punchy Movistar sprinter Jose Joaquin Rojas has ten victories to his name in his twelve year professional career. Fast-forward to the time

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Five Current Pros You Probably Forgot Won a Grand Tour Stage

There are three races each year which are a little grander than all the rest. The Giro, Tour and Vuelta are responsible for many of our favourite moments and the great stages have been documented countless times. Nevertheless, it’s unrealistic to expect every stage to capture the imagination and even the most ardent fans won’t

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Pro Cycling Season 2017 Pub Quiz

It’s time for my favourite post of the year: The Pro Cycling Pub Quiz! Questions will (hopefully) get progressively harder and will test your memory of the entire season. Don’t bother visiting Procyclingstats.com – you’re only cheating yourself! Answer by commenting below or messaging me @justprocycling on Twitter. Enjoy!

Tom Dumoulin: Grand Tour Winner

At what point in this year’s Giro d’Italia did Tom Dumoulin become the favourite? He certainly looked a threat on Blockhaus, catching and passing Vincenzo Nibali before piling forty seconds into the reigning champion. He immediately looked every bit as strong a climber as his compatriots Bauke Mollema and Steven Kruijswijk (the latter having a

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Top 20 Performances from the 2017 Giro d’Italia

Here’s my list – in reverse order – of the top 20 performances from this year’s Giro d’Italia. Whilst the riders from the top of the GC feature throughout, they won’t necessarily be ranked by their finishing position. My list picks out overachievers, eye-catchers and surprise packages, as well this year’s heroic support riders.

Today’s Madness: Giro Stage 16

The Queen Stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia produced a whole world of drama. But nothing of the sort we would have imagined.