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Giro d’Italia Stage Previews

I bet you thought I’d forgotten all about you. Abandoned my faithful blog people, never to return. Fear not! I have simply been off writing more stuff about cycling. More is better.

I have stage previews posted for the first 16 stages of the Giro d’Italia. Head over to and give them a read. I’ll also be stopping in daily there with updates and commentary after the stages.

If I have any words to spare, I’ll write them here. Yay for Giro!

Giro del Trentino Preview

The four-day Giro del Trentino starts Wednesday with a super-flat 17.5km crono. Definitely one for the specialists, though it’s short enough for the climbers to survive. The rest of the race is all about mountains, anyway, so the climbers have plenty of chances for revenge.

The race orgs have posted some barely comprehensible interviews on youtube. They pretty much sound like the parents talking in a Peanuts cartoon. Basso says something about how hard the race is, the Giro is coming, Amstrong won’t be at Trentino, and the team is… tranquilo? Just guessing on that last one. It wouldn’t be a pre-race interview without some tranquilo in there somewhere.

I have a full preview up over at