Bikes of the Giro
Two phases of the Giro bring out the most interesting bikes: the prolgue
and the mountains. In these tech specials we look at some of the bikes
used on the first day and the final week of Italy's grand tour, and uncover
some secret protos that may or may not one day make it to the shops for
the rest of us to sink our heard-earned into.
Trent Wilson diary
Riding his first Giro and first Grand Tour, it's no surprise Willo has
a serious case of Giro fever. Follow this good-humoured larrikin Aussie
as he embarks on the biggest race of his career thus far.
Dr Michele Ferrari diary
In the 2004 Giro, cycling's most controversial sports doctor will once
again provide Cyclingnews readers with his unique insight into
the mindset of what makes or breaks a champion.
Giro phase two: The real battle begins
With the 158 riders remaining in the race enjoying their first of two
rest days, the real battle for the overall has yet to begin. Tim Maloney,
Cyclingnews' European Editor, gives a
preview of Stages 10-16.
Rest Day 1: The story so far...
The first 10 days of the 87th Giro d'Italia have been a mixture of sprint
and mountain stages, with the true mountain stages in the Dolomites still
to come. Cyclingnews' Chief Online Editor, Jeff Jones, takes
a look at the story so
Many of us have already predicted another Simoni-Garzelli showdown in
the vein of Armstrong v. Ullrich. If that it is the case, then this alone
is reason enough to stay tuned. However, there are a handful of others
worth watching out for in the
quest for the overall. Anthony Tan reports.
The best of the rest
OK - so we know who's in the battle for the maglia rosa, but what about
the other 160-odd riders in this year's Giro? Cyclingnews' European
Editor Tim Maloney takes a look at the
best of the rest: the sprinters, climbers and opportunists - all of
whom are in the hunt for their chance at glory.
Anyone speak English 'round here?
A record ten Anglophones
will be participating in this year's Giro d'Italia, with eight Australians,
one Brit and an American. Each have their designated roles; most will
ride in the service of others, while some will be granted the freedom
to go for glory. Cyclingnews' Anthony Tan reports.
Gilberto Simoni interview
Can anyone beat Gilberto Simoni in this year's Giro? If you ask him, then
yes it's possible. But Simoni is also confident in himself and his team
that he will be able to add a third
Giro victory to his palmares.
Brad McGee interview
Brad McGee arrived at the Giro d'Italia as the number one favourite to
win the prologue and he did just that. A few more days in the pink jersey
and two second place finishes have given the Australian more
than he hoped for.