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2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 6 Preview

Palmi > Scalea 192km After today’s excitement, it’s back to a standard sprint stage, this time on the Italian mainland. Weather This is a great stage for echelons, it’s a shame nobody told the wind. It’s going to be a lovely day for the bunch. Finale I joke you not, the final turn is with...

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2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 5 Preview

Catania > Messina 173.8km The final stage in Sicily, one that should be for the fast men. There’s only 2000m of climbing, but over 1000m of that comes in the cat 2 climb, which crests with 100km to go. Will the climb be ridden at tempo? Or will someone look to up the pace? Weather...

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2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 4 Preview

Avola > Etna 171.7km The first of the mountain stages. The bunch have had a rest day to enable the race to move from Hungary to Sicily, and we’re now ready for two stages on the island. Mount Etna has become popular finish for the race, this is the 5th time we’ve had it since 2011,...

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2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 3 Preview

Kaposvár > Balatonfüred 201.1km A stage for the fast men. Weather Cloudy, with a small risk of rain. Finale Looks easy, but it isn’t. The road for much of the finale isn’t the widest. We’re talking about a standard two-lane road, but I’ve seen wider, especially considering we’re going to get a bunch sprint. It’s...

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2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 2 Preview

Budapest 9.2km ITT The second stage is a relatively short TT. Route We have 8km of flat, followed by 1.2km at 5.1%. The flat section is technical, it contains lots of corners, but not is all what it seems. Most of the roads are incredibly wide, which means the corners are also wide and can...

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2022 Giro d’Italia Stage 1 Preview

Budapest > Visegrád 195.4km Who’s going to be good enough to wear the pink jersey? We have a standard looking stage to get the race off and running, but it does have a sting in the tail. An old-fashioned battle between the sprinters and puncheurs is ahead of us. Weather Cloudy, but still warm, with...

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2022 Giro d’Italia KOM Preview

The fight for the Maglia Azzurra, the blue jersey, should keep us interested deep into the final week. Here’s a breakdown of the point structure: Cima Coppi – Passo Pordoi Stage 20 – 50, 30, 20, 14, 10, 6, 4, 2, 1 points Cat 1 – Stages 4, 7, 9×2, 15×2, 16×3, 17×2, 19, 20×2 – 40, 18, 12,...

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2022 Giro d’Italia Preview

Strap yourselves in, the first grand tour of the year is about to begin, it’s Giro time! Stage 1 The race begins with three stages in Hungary, the first of which ends with a climb of 4km at 4.9%. This will make it too hard for almost all of the sprinters, and a certain Mathieu...

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2022 Tour de Romandie Stage 5 Preview

Aigle > Villars 15.7km ITT The rarely spotted mountain TT. We start with 6km of flat, then the mountain begins. The climb is 9.8km at 7.9%, it’s a proper alpine test. We were here back in 2018, with Egan Bernal beating Primož Roglič by just 4 seconds. That day the route didn’t contain the 6km...