Giro Stage 15 Preview

A stage of the Giro borrowing from the route of the Tour of Lombardy and when they did this in 2017 it made for a great day’s racing. First among Ecuadors: a lively start with the first climb tackled at...

The Mountain Passes of Italy

The Giro continues its foray in to the Alps and tackles the Colle San Carlo today, literally the “Saint Charles Pass”. But isn’t passo the word for a mountain pass in Italy? Yes, it’s the standard terms...

Giro Stage 14 Preview

Just 131km with four climbs culminating in the vicious Colle San Carlo before a fast descent and then the drag to the finish in Courmayeur. Stage 13 Review: a big breakaway with two outside GC contenders...

Friday Group Ride #455

I was blessed to grow up in the ’70s, when the ten speed and BMX ruled the neighborhood and there wasn’t so much television to distract you from going outside to rage up and down the streets like you owned...

Roads to Ride: Pian del Lupo

A new climb for the Giro, the road to Pian del Lupo is hard going and offers great views from the top. The Route: the Via Quinzeina starts just out Colleretto Castelnuovo, a village north of Cuorgnè in the...

Giro Stage 13 Preview

The mountain stages begin with a summit finish of sorts on the slopes of the giant Colle del Nivolet. Two races in one: First a maxi-breakaway of 25 riders met the Montoso climb and over the top four...

'On Her Terms'

From the filmmakers at Aspect Media, On Her Terms showcases downhill mountain bikers Monet Adams and Manon Carpenter as they explore the trails and cultures of Iceland.

Paceline Podcast 157

It’s been said that predicting a bad future is a way to set a negative intention. Last week Selene suggested she might not be 100 percent ready for the Keystone Offroad. It might not have been her most...

Giro Stage 12 Preview

Not quite a mountain stage but the climb to Montoso is a steep and will eject plenty before a lively finish in Pinerolo. Ewan e basta: a breakaway including Androni-Sidermec’s Marco Frapporti’s who’s...

Giro Stage 11 Preview

Another day, another sprint? Yes but this is the last chance for the sprinters for a week and several could be heading home – possibly with flights booked already – after today. Still it’s a featureless...

The Best Kind of Bike

Two years ago I parked my bike in front of Muv Fitness downtown Spokane. Smoke from nearby fires hung heavy over the city, and a treadmill offered the only reasonable long run option that week. After two...

Giro Stage 10 Preview

A short sprint stage with few features, a virtual rest day. The Route: a near-certain sprint finish but Bardiani-CSF should try something as today and tomorrow cross their home land. The course is flat as...

Vela Concept Yacht

The latest concept by award-winning Italian designer Gianmarco Cardia, the Vela combines the romance of sail-powered travel with a practical hybrid propulsion system. DynaRig masts hold the 1,850 square...

A Quest for Understanding

When I coined the term “red kite prayer,” it started almost as a joke, as a way to acknowledge the efforts that come at the end of the day, when the personal idiot light has been on for at least an hour and...

Giro d’Italia Rest Day Review

Primož Roglič’s quest to be known as the Giro d’Italia winner rather than an ex-ski jumper is on the right course. With a week of racing he’s seen his rivals fall away, either literally in the case of Tom...

Columbus Classic 120 Yacht

Measuring 394 feet long, the Classic 120 is the latest gigayacht from Italy-based Columbus. Designed by Naval architecture studio Hydro Tec, it has a mostly traditional design, with a focus on outdoor...

Giro Stage 9 Preview

The big time trial stage, only now without the big time triallist Tom Dumoulin. It’s the chance for Primož Roglič to take the stage and put time into this rivals, and a chance for us to see how his form is...

Giro Stage 8 Preview

A sprint stage or a breakaway? Probably a breakaway day, and watch out for the final 2okm which are harder than they look. Athletic Bilbao: a stage raced hard from start to finish. It took an hour for a...

Friday Group Ride #454

Like you, I have been fortunate to own more bikes than I needed, more bikes than I reasonably ought, and more bikes than a sane person might want to pay for in two lifetimes. That’s ok. I loved them all,...

The Paceline 156

Selene isn’t ready. In a good quarter of a century she says she’s not quite ready for this coming weekend’s race. Yeah, we had the same reaction. After all, if Selene isn’t ready, who is? But that’s her...

Team Sky’s Finances

Team Sky’s accounts for the year ending 2018 have been published and if they’re Ineos today, the company behind it all remains the same so here’s a closer look at their most recent accounts and budget,...

Giro Stage 7 Preview

A day for a breakaway before the uphill finish in L’Aquila. Stage 6 Review: cycling can be such a long sport that a six hour race is short, that one day racing is intense. In a grand tour it’s three weeks...