Susie Hartigan

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Michele Bartoli Interview

At the start of the Giro dell'Emilia last weekend, I had the chance to speak with classics champion Michele Bartoli, now a coach for the Lampre team.

On the Scene in Lecco for Il Lombardia

Report and photos from the finish of Il Lombardia.

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Polsa for Stage 18

The Stage 18 mountain time trial saw Vincenzo Nibali tighten his grip on the maglia rosa he'd held since taking it in the first ITT 12 days earlier.

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Ivrea for Stage 16

Benat Intxausti took the post-rest-day stage win on the 238-kilometer stage from Valloire to Ivrea.

Giro Stage 15: On The Scene at Granges du Galibier

Despite fresh snow and an iffy weather forecast, the Giro's Galibier stage in the French Alps went on (almost) as planned.

Giro d'Italia Maglia Bianca Competition Heats Up

The maglia bianca competition is proving to be the most compelling race-within-the-race at this year's Giro.

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Stages 10 and 11

The two stages following the Giro's first rest day featured the race's first mountaintop finish, followed by a medium mountains day.

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Saltara for Stage 8

A long, technical time trial shook up the Giro's GC and put Vincenzo Nibali into the maglia rosa.

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Stages Six & Seven

The lead-in stages to Saturday's time trial featured a sprint win by Mark Cavendish and a major shake-up of the GC on the rain-slick hills of Abruzzo.

Giro Time Trial Course Preview

Saturday's long, technical time trial will be the first major challenge for the GC contenders at this year's Giro.


New Giro d'Italia jerseys unveiled

The 2013 Giro d'Italia jerseys, designed by British fashion designer Paul Smith, were presented today in Milano. I'm diggin' the maglia azzurra and the maglia bianca, but I'm not as sure about...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Passo dello Stelvio for Stage 20

Well, I had to run a police barricade to do it, but I made it to Passo Stelvio! Alla flippa... I got an early start Saturday morning, because the only way to drive to the Stelvio...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Alpe di Pampeago for Stage 19

The Alpe di Pampeago stage finish was one of the most fun Giro stage finishes I've seen. The weather was nice, and everyone -- press, race organization staff, soigneurs -- seemed...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Falzes and Cortina for Stage 17

Rodriguez, seen here at the stage start in Falzes, pinned a black ribbon to his jersey on the anniversary of the death of Xavier Tondo, his friend since childhood. Rodriguez went on the win the...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Falzes for Stage 16

I had the chance to ask Joaquin Rodriguez a question at the maglia rosa press conference. Translation and a few stage finish photos on the flip... The regular press conference translator wasn't...

Christian Vande Velde talks to Podium Cafe

I had a brief chat with Christian Vande Velde at the start of today's Giro stage in Falzes.

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Cherasco and Cervinia for Stage 14

At the stage start in Cherasco, I had the chance to have a brief conversation with once and future maglia rosa Ryder Hesjedal before he headed to the sign-in area. Stage finish photos...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Montecatini Terme for Stage 11

It was a beautiful day in Montecatini Terme Wednesday, perfect for a family outing. alla flippa for more photos... I got a couple of shots of Roberto Ferrari just after he...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Assisi for Stage 10

I don't generally mix it up with the finish-line photogs, since I have neither the skills nor the equipment for great action shots, and I don't want to get in the way of the guys making...

Giro d'Italia Stage 10 Preview: Fun Finish!

With tomorrow'sstage 10 from Civitavecchia to Assisi, the Giro leaves Lazio and heads to Umbria's most famous town. Although only the final climb is categorized (and that only barely, at...

Giro d'Italia 2012: Let the drama begin!

Call me Ishmael. -- Herman Melville, Moby-Dick With a spectacular spring classic season in the record books, and May just around the corner, it's time to turn our attention to the...

Tirreno-Adriatico: On the Scene in Offida for Stage Six

Just after charging to a second-place finish on the stage to gain valuable bonus seconds, Vincenzo Nibali fulfilled his obligations as an Italian media star. alla flippa... Cavendish...

Joaquin Rodriguez takes a question from Podium Cafe

I was at the post-stage press conference after Rodriguez's Tirreno-Adriatico stage win on Monday, and I had the chance to ask him a question.

Five ways to awesome: A Tirreno-Adriatico preview

In the mood for some stage racing, Italian style? You're in luck, because the start of Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday, March 7, is proprio dietro l'angolo (just around the corner). Aside from its...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in Milano for Stage 21

                     A moment of exultation for Contador in front of Milano's Duomo marked the end of a beautiful, tragic, controversial Giro. More pics on the flip... M...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Nevegal for Stage Sixteen

          Now that the Giro's over :-(, and I've had time to catch my breath, I'll post the rest of my stage reports over the next few days.  This report from the mountain time trial...

Eddy Merckx talks to Podium Cafe

Yesterday in San Pellegrino Terme, I ran into Eddy Merckx in the cafe outside the stage headquarters, and he graciously agreed to answer a few questions.  Unfortunately, it's a bit difficult to...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene in San Pellegrino Terme for Stage 18

                I still have photos to post from the past two days, but I'm doing this post out of order because I got a some cool pictures of Eros Capecchi just after he won the...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Rifuggio Gardeccia for Stage Fifteen

                         With Nieve's victory at Rifuggio Gardeccia, the Basque team went two for two on the Giro's hardest Dolomiti stages (and biggest thunderstorms). ...

Giro d'Italia: On the Scene at Monte Zoncolan for Stage Fourteen

               The riders finished the Monte Zoncolan climb in a full-on, Minnesota-style thunderstorm.  Between the darkness, the pouring rain, and the chaos, most of my photos,...

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