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10 riders to watch at the 2018 Giro d’Italia.

Ciao! The wait is finally over, the 2018 Giro d’Italia is here. The first Grand Tour of the season, the 101st Giro d’Italia starts today in Jerusalem.

The Giro d’Italia is an exciting time each year as we transition from the powerful Spring Classics races, to the Grand Tours. We enjoy this part of the season as we all get our first glimpse of how the General Classification riders will go at this year’s Grand Tours. In recent additions, the Giro d’Italia has been one of the most exciting and unpredictable races of each year. With the fantastic line up of riders appearing at the 2018 Giro d’Italia, we expect this to be one of the best Giro’s we’ve seen yet.

To see the official start list for all the teams/riders at the 2018 Giro d’Italia – click here: Starters_List

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There are some great pre Giro d’Italia productions rolling in, we’ve attached a couple below. First up, the ever smiling crowd favourite and genuine nice guy – Esteban Chaves talks about his love for Italy and the Giro d’Italia. How can you not love the guy? He’s such warm character off the bike and in front of the camera. Recent form suggests he’s back to his best and a real chance to stand on the podium in Rome.

Second, clip from GCN looks at 10 Riders to watch at the Giro, it includes the GC riders, sprinters and stage specialists.

It’s time to start planning your trip to experience the 2019 Giro d’Italia. Travel in comfort, ride the great roads and maximise your Italian – Giro d’Italia experience with our team of Giro, Italian experts. We’ll follow the final 10-12 days of the 2019 Giro. If you have any questions or queries – cycling or non-cycling give us a call or send an email.

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Forza – Enjoy your weekend emulating your favourite Giro d’Italia rider.

 

Team Sky and Chris Froome prepare for the Giro d’Italia – The Monte Zoncolan

This great video shows Team Sky and Chris Froome as they prepare for the upcoming 2018 Giro d’Italia. We found it particularly interesting to see the amount of support and preparation the team provides to the best rider in the world on his training ride.

If Chris can indeed win the Giro d’Italia, he will have won all three Grand Tours in succession, Chris won the 2017 Tour de France, he then went on to win the 2017 Vuelta a España. We are really looking forward to this years Giro d’Italia, there’s a great line up of riders set to challenge 2017 winner Tom Dumoulin for the title.

Also of note it’s interesting to hear Chris say he used a compact crankset with 34tooth chainring and a 32 tooth rear cassette for the rekki climb up the infamous Monte Zoncolan. Those of you who may have ridden the Monte Zoncolan will understand the intensity of this climb, if you’ve not done Monte Zoncolan put it on your bucket list, it’s an incredible ride.

Enjoy the video (10 minutes).
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