To celebrate this years Giro d’Italia Simpson has launched a very limited edition T-shirt, 21 shirts in total to be precise, one for each stage of the race. With the words ‘corraggio e gloria’ sitting directly across the heart of it’s wearer; it offers support and encouragement to all riders of this great race. Whether Bradley Wiggins or Vincenzo Nibali is your favourite, this T-shirt is about the … Read more
A technological BOLIDE, a concentration of innovation and Italian craftsmanship, a new accomplishment for Pinarello. In the run up to Giro d’Italia, Pinarello have launched a new time trial bike, the Bolide. Made in collaboration with Team Sky, the Bolide has been over a year in development. Bolide has reduced the aerodynamic drag by 15% and the total weight by 5%, from the Graal and will debut at the … Read more
We are big Tour de France fans here at Headset Press, but we love all the grand tours. Truth be told, the Giro could well be the race of the year, it really looks exciting. There are some awesome stages, stage 15 looking like the beast of them all. I would say there is a stage for everyone this year, but plenty of punishing climbing for everybody. Really … Read more
Giro d’Italia is less than a month away, the organisers have been putting some films together for us to enjoy…”Waiting for Giro d’Italia 2013, we went to visit the five major contenders for the Maglia Rosa: Ryder Hesjedal, Bradley Wiggins, Vincenzo Nibali, Ivan Basso, Samuel Sanchez.”
Well it’s all over for another year with a dramatic final TT and Canada’s first Grand Tour winner! Epic stuff. The photo sums it up nicely. That moment before the podium celebrations start – that personal moment of triumph, that belong to him alone. Congratulations Ryder Hesjedal. More great photos over at Steephill.
Ok here it comes, the big one, the massive Passo dello Stelvio. It’s legendary status, photogenic quality and height make it a symbol of the Giro. Introduced in 1953 by Vincenzo Torriani, and the first rider to conquer it was Coppi (who beat Koblet to take the GC). Just getting to the Stelvio on Stage 20 will be a grueling ride, having to climb the Mortirolo first [but not the first climb of the stage] and … Read more
Scott Mitchell is Team Sky’s official team photographer and he is putting out some fine images – the above being my favourite. The whole lot is worth a look. I really like those behind the scene shots, so intriguing and out of place or – in the right place? It’s good to see a new breed of cycling photographers coming through, who are pushing the boundaries in what a … Read more