Stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 179 km medium mountain stage from Foligno to Montecopiolo. The route also contains the 1358-meter-high Cippo di Carpegna climb.
Stage 7 of the Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 211 km flat stage from Frosinone to Foligno. At the 172.5th km of the race, the 646-meter high Valica Della Somma climb will be a real challenge for the sprinters.
Stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 247 km medium mountain stage from Sassano to Montecassino. It is the second longest stage of this years’ Giro. The Montecassino climb at the end of the stage is an another opportunity for the climbers to test their legs.
The first uphill finish of 2014 edition of the Giro d’Italia is at Stage 5. It is a 203 km medium mountain stage from Taranto to Viggiano.
2014 edition of the Giro d’Italia finally returns back home with Stage 4. It is a 112 km flat stage from Giovinazzo to Bari.
Stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 187 km flat stage from Armagh to Dublin (Ireland).
Stage 2 of Giro d’Italia 2014 is a 219 km flat stage. The peloton will draw a big circuit in Belfast, Ireland.
This years’ Giro d’Italia is starting with a 21.7 km Team-Time-Trial on May 9 in Belfast, Ireland.
If you watch Jørgen Leth’s great documentary about 1973 Giro d’Italia, “Stars and Water Carriers” (Stjernerne og vandbærerne), you may remember Merckx-Battaglin battle at stage 8 on Monte Carpegna. On one of the early climbs of the day, Eddy Merckx escaped bringing Spanish climber José Manuel Fuente (KAS) and the young Italian Giovanni Battaglin (Jollj […]
The Tour de France is a ‘bigger’ race than the Giro. It has more media, more commotion, more people making demands on the cyclist’ waning energy. What it doesn’t have is the tifosi.(1) I discovered my passion for cycling in a very late age. I always enjoyed riding my bicycle starting from my boyhood: I […]