Mark Cavendish defies trying conditions to take the maglia rosa

The maglia rosa is the Giro’s equivalent of the maillot jaune – only it’s not jaune, it’s rosa. It’s the pink jersey worn by the race leader. Sprinters don’t usually get a chance to wear…

Bradley Wiggins’ rivals for the Giro d’Italia

I’ve looked at the important stages and the Sky team riding in support of Wiggins. Now let’s look at his rivals. I’ll keep this brief, because I don’t think there are a huge number of…

Meet Bradley Wiggins’ team for the Giro d’Italia

We’re all familiar with the distinctive cluster of ribs and skin known as Bradley Wiggins, but who’s going to be helping him in his efforts to win the 2013 Giro d’Italia? Chris Froome’s not there…

ITV4 will not be showing the 2013 Giro d’Italia

This article is about the 2013 Giro. For information about TV coverage of this year’s race, click here. Bad news, I’m afraid. As it stands, ITV4 will not be covering this year’s Giro d’Italia, which…

2013 Giro d’Italia – the important stages

This is my attempt to make sense of the first Grand Tour of the year. Normally, the Giro d’Italia passes me by a bit because it always seems to be contested by a load of…