Tag: Viviani

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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Giro d’Italia: Who, When and How?

The Giro d’Italia starts on the 11th May. After last year’s road from Jerusalem to Rome, we return for a full-blooded Italian edition with the Grande Partenza in Bologna. In 2020 we’re set to start in Budapest with organizers sticking to their recent formula; odd numbered years for Italy, even numbers across borders. I tend

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Five Potentially Exciting Things That Could Happen At The Dubai Tour

A few years ago I decided I was going to have a crack at the full cycling calendar. This isn’t to say I wasn’t already a pro cycling super-fan, but it meant making a transition away from UCI flagship events and towards Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. Unfortauntely, Dubai suffers from being very dull in terms of

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Sacha Modolo and Giacomo Nizzolo: What’s Next?

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

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Dubai Tour: Kittel vs. Cavendish vs. Does It Really Matter?

Starting next week, the Dubai Tour is entering its third year as a strangely enjoyable ‘stage race’. Okay, so there’s no chance of seeing any cat-and-mouse attacks, stinging breakaway moves or breath-taking descents, but there’s something simple about the bunch sprint tear-ups in Dubai’s selection of resorts.