The best race you (might) not have been watching returns on Thursday, for ‘just’ its 98th edition. The first race was actually held in 1876 which means it’s older than Swan Lake, Tomato Ketchup and even the Gramophone. Some sources state the modern bicycle wasn’t even invented until 1885 – what were the ten original
Tag: Italian cycling
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?
Strade Bianche is back and this time it’s on the World Tour. Here are five reasons why it deserves to be acknowledged as one of the best races on the calendar. 1. The white gravel roads, obviously. When the Colle Delle Finestre popped up in the 2005 Giro d’Italia we were given a taste of
Young, fast and Italian. Setting that criteria in a pro cycling database a few years back would have returned a sizeable list (reading something like Modolo, Nizzolo, Andrea Guardini, Elia Viviani, Jakub Mareczko, Andrea Palini, Niccolo Bonifazio, Davide Cimolai, Sonny Colbrelli, Nicola Ruffoni, Daniele Ratto…). The current generation are funny sorts, however, mainly popping up