The 2017 cycling season is alive and kicking already and there have already been 4 UCI WorldTour* races this year and there are still 34 to come.
As you know, the UCI WorldTour races can invite, in addition to the 18 UCI WorldTeams, other continental pro teams, with a so called wildcard. And all those races of course do that to come up with a nice and dense peloton starting in all of the races.
The French (organised by A.S.O.) and Italian races (organised by RCS Sport) have already announced which teams they invited this year and hereunder you'll find the list for each of them.
* yes indeed, in addition to the Santos Tour Down Under, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is now the second Australian race on this prestigious calendar, and the Abu Dhabi Tour the third one, despite the fact that for the ...
This Friday, the 6th of May 2016, the Tour of Italy 2016 (or Giro d'Italia 2016) will start in Apeldoorn in The Netherlands with an individual time trial. All the other details about the race route, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race routes on Google Maps/Google Earth are available in this article, so you can follow the "fight for pink" in the best possible conditions, knowing what the riders will face!
Due to a lack of time and because the creation of these maps represents a big amount of work, velowire.com offers you the race routes of the 6 first stages to start with, knowing that the others will be published progressively while I'm working on them but in any case always before they'll take place! The race routes of all stages are now online, as ...
We already knew it since one year: the Giro d'Italia 2016 will start in The Netherlands. At that time, it was not clear yet where the pink jersey race would start, but the details of the Grand Start of the Tour of Italy 2016 have been announced yesterday!
The Tour of Italy 2016: 3 days in the province of Gelderland
For its 99th edition, the Giro d'Italia chose to start abroad, for the 12th time in the history of the race and for the 3rd time from The Netherlands (after Groningen in 2002 and Amsterdam pour for the Giro d'Italia 2010).
Today, Saturday 9 May 2015, the Tour of Italy 2015 (or Giro d'Italia 2015) starts in San Lorenzo Al Mare with a team time trial which will mainly take place on ... a bike path! All the other details about the race routes, the roads the riders will follow, the time- and route schedules, the stage profiles and the race route on Google Maps/Google Earth are available in this article and will allow you to follow the fight for pink in the best possible circumstances with the knowledge of the race!
The Giro d'Italia 2015 race route on Google Maps
In total, 3,486 kilometers are on the programme, of which 77 kilometers in the time trials (1 team time trial of 17.6 km as the opening stage and an individual time trial over a distance of 59.4 km halfway the race): 19 stages will entirely take place in Italy and two stages will ...> Read the whole story | 10 comments | shown 33204x
This Monday afternoon the 98th edition of the Tour of Italy, the Giro d'Italia 2015, was officially presented in Milan, in presence of Brian Cookson, the president of the International Cycling Union. 3,487.8 kilometers longs, this Giro commemorates Alfredo Martini*. The organisor of the Giro is also the organisor of the Milan-Sanremo classic and thus insists on the fact that this Giro is somehow a 3 weeks Classicissima the other way around, since the start will be close to Sanremo** and the race finishes in Milan.
In this article you'll find a quick presentation of the 21 stages which make up this Tour of Italy and the first details about the race route of these stages.
The Giro d'Italia 2015 in a few numbers
The 98th Tour of Italy will take place from 9 till 31 May 2015 and is presented by its organisor RCS Sport as a Gi ...> Read the whole story | 11 comments | shown 100022x
The Tweets of the week have been quite popular on velowire.com when they listed every week the best Tweets of the cycling world.
After a long interruption, you can find below a special edition of Tweets of the week, dedicated to the Giro d'Italia 2014. Indeed, the Italian Grand Tour seems to have given the inspiration to the twitter-riders, a reason for velowire.com to select the best out of them!
The Giro d'Italia, isn't that the Tour of Italy?
Yes indeed, the Giro d'Italia is the Tour of Italy, but that's not a reason for the Tour to stay in Italy and this year it thus started in Ireland, with 3 stages, one team time trial and two stages in line. In the same way, the Tour de France 2014 will start in the Yorkshire, and more precisely in Leeds ... ...> Read the whole story | no comments | shown 5370x
Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEDGE) arrived in Italy with the pink jersey on his shoulders and the Australian rider managed to keep this precious leader's jersey of the general classification until the start of the first mountain stage last Saturday. Since the finish of that stage, his compatriot Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) wears this jersey and he thus still has to defend it for 12 stages starting tomorrow.
4/ Tuesday 12 May 2014 - Giovinazzo > Bari - 112 km
Once the riders arrived in the south of Italy and after the rest day, an extremely short stage was waiting for them in the ...> Read the whole story | 1 comment | shown 1653x
Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEDGE): keep the pink jersey as long as possible
After 3 days in the Giro d'Italia 2014 which started last Friday in Belfast in Ireland with a team time trial, tomorrow will already be the first rest day.
First rest day due to the transfer from Ireland towards the south of Italy and the first rest day before a week which will already bring quite some difficulties in the 6 stages in line, in Italy.
Hereunder you'll find a short summary of the first 3 days of the Tour of Italy 2014 and a rapid overview of what will follow.
1/ Friday 9 May 2014 - team time trial - Belfast > Belfast: no surprises but rain and an important crash!
In the first stage, which was a team time trial in the streets of Belfast, the Orica-GreenEDGE team was the big favourite since the Australian team made team time trials its specialty. Despite a deraille ...> Read the whole story | no comments | shown 2074x