Posts Tagged ‘Giro d’Italia’
Gran Fondo means big ride in Italian, so it is fitting that this year the New York Five Boro Bike Tour is including a Gran Fondo as well. Riders can register for the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Five Boro, which will take place in conjunction with the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, on May 5.
This promises to be a truly big ride as more than 30,000 riders will head through 40 miles through the Big Apple.
TD Five Boro Bike Tour Official Website
Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Five Boro Official Website
The four-day “Celebration of Cycling,” which takes place every April in Laguna Beach will go Gran in 2013. The largest cycling festival in the world will see a new partnership with RCS Sport, the organizers of the highly esteemed Gran Fond Giro d’Italia event series, which include mass participation cycling events.
The new event will be called the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Sea Otter Classic, and will bring together the Monterey and Italian cycling traditions. The event will be open to recreation and competitive amateur cyclists. Sounds like our kind of weekend!
Sea Otter Classics Official Website
Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Official Website
Giro has built a not so small empire with its line of helmets and shoes, and at Interbike last week the company unveiled the Empire, a new custom shoe developed specifically for Taylor Phinney to use in the 2012 Giro d’Italia and Olympic Games. Video after the jump
This week the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) announced that the RTC 2012 Viva Bike Vegas Gran Fondo Pinarello Presented by Vector Media will include a 102-mile century ride in addition to the 17-mile, 75-mile and 122-mile Gran Fondo. The Sept. 22 event, which will take place the day after Interbike concludes will see five-time Tour de France champion and two-time Giro d’Italia winner Miguel Indurain join the ride. Video and course maps after the jump
Everyone knows the Tour de France, it is of course the biggest event in cycling. But past that… other than cycling enthusiasts few actually know about other races. No doubt residents in places such as California can’t help but hear about local events such as the Tour of California, which will kick off next week, but what about the other events?
Beginning this weekend, and thus overlapping with the Tour of California, is the Giro d’Italia – also known to cycling fans as the Giro. This is actually one of the three grand tours with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España(Tour of Spain) as being the other one. So why don’t more Americans know it? Part of it is that it just hasn’t gotten the same level of coverage. Read the rest of this entry »
Discovery News is reporting that a new “biological passport” has been developed to keep pace (or is it pace line) with performance-enhancing drugs and those who use them. This new technology measures blood and body chemistry over time, and thus can help authorities monitor professional cyclists more closely.
Sadly, one rider Franco Pellizotti – who was a favorite for this year’s Giro d’Italia – has already been caught using performance-enhancing drugs from this new technology. The Italian rider was banned for irregular blood levels, which suggested he doped. Let’s hope this new biological passport will end doping and make professional cycling pure again.
[Via Discovery News: Biological Passport Nabs Cheating Cyclists]