Giro d’Italia 2021: what have we learned?

The champagne has flowed, the twirly trophy has been awarded, and the (presumably pink) dust has settled on the 2021 edition of the Giro d’Italia. I can only speak for myself when I say it’s been absolutely exhausting, hasn’t it? As for the riders, those that made it through from day 1 in Torino toContinue reading “Giro d’Italia 2021: what have we learned?”

Giro d’Italia 2021: Rest Day Reflections 2

How are we all holding up, folks? I spoke in my rest day piece last week about the nature of Grand Tours on the psyche of us, the fans; how they creep up and take hold and before long you can’t remember life without them. We are well and truly in the throes of thisContinue reading “Giro d’Italia 2021: Rest Day Reflections 2”

Giro d’Italia 2021: Rest Day Reflections 1

Grand Tours are strange and enigmatic beasts. They creep up on you, quietly occupying your mind as they draw closer. Once they begin, they take hold insidiously; you try to keep up with the early stages. You read an article, listen to a podcast, have an exchange or ten on social media. A few daysContinue reading “Giro d’Italia 2021: Rest Day Reflections 1”

Giro d’Italia 2021 Alternative Preview: Who let the underdogs out?

underdog (noun): a competitor thought to have little chance of winning a fight or contest. I don’t remember exactly when rooting for the underdog became my default sporting position. Probably in the dark days of Watford FC’s pre-Premier League years, standing on the terraces (yes I’m that old) listening to my Dad moan about tiredContinue reading “Giro d’Italia 2021 Alternative Preview: Who let the underdogs out?”