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GRAN TURISMO

As the 100th Giro d’Italia comes to its close, and the favourites ready themselves for the finale in Milan, it’s worth considering the race’s origins. The Giro was first held in 1909, after a few cycling savants at the then struggling Gazzetta dello Sport got wind of the news that a rival paper, the Corriere […]

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Giro100

On Friday, the world’s best professional cyclists will take to the start of the 100th Giro d’Italia, the annual, three-week celebration of Italian cycling, which brings the country, and now the world, together each May and imprints its stories on the memories of the people, as it has done from the day it was first […]

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The Strade Bianche

When the boys from Maserati Cycling descended towards Siena’s famous central square, the Piazza del Campo, Sunday morning, a dark cloud hung over the city. Raindrops battered the old stone streets, forming icy rivulets, which flowed past empty storefronts towards the sound of a PA system, black-and-silver, then, by one window, a glistening gold. A […]

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Elfstedentocht

The Elfstedentocht is a 200-kilometre skating race held in Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands, in the winter whenever there’s enough ice. The route links 11 Frisian cities—hence the name—and is immensely popular, with thousands of club members vying for a starting bib each year on the off-chance that the race might go ahead. […]

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