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Susie Hartigan

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Giro d'Italia; On the scene in Asolo for Stage Fourteen

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            Inseparable throughout the stage, Richie Porte and Chris Sorensen patted each other on the back after crossing the finish line.  It was a rare day of (mostly) sunshine at the Giro...

Richie Porte takes a question from Podium Cafe at the Giro stage 12 press conference

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I got a chance to ask a question at tonight's press conference in Porto Recanati, so here's the video. (You may want to turn your computer volume down, because they gave me a microphone,...

Giro d'Italia, on the scene in L'Aquila for stage eleven

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             It was another epic day for the riders on the rain-drenched stage from Lucera to L'Aquila, but Tasmanian Richie Porte, the new holder of the maglia rosa, felt right at home.  He said...

Giro d'Italia; On the foggy scene at Terminillo for stage eight

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     It's hard to tell though the fog, but that's Terminillo stage winner Chris Sorensen, about 800 meters from his first grand tour stage win. With almost zero visibility, the weather conditions...

Giro d'Italia; On the scene in Carrara for stages six and seven

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                      Ciao, tutti! I've been without internet access for a few days, but I'm now in a nice little hotel with wifi in Rieti, at the base of the Terminillo climb.  It's raining...

Giro d'Italia; On the scene in Cuneo for Stage Four

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                 The faces of these Garmin riders just after the finish say it all.  This cronosquadra, run in bad weather with half the teams in the field gunning for the win, was brutal. More...

Giro d'Italia, Stage Four; Richie Porte Interview

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Ciao, Ragazzi!  I'm preparing a post with lots of pictures from the ttt in Cuneo, but in the meantime, here's a brief interview of Richie Porte, Saxo Bank's young Australian time trial powerhouse,...

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Photos from Fleche Wallone and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

                                             I just got a new batch of photos from my friend Patrick Verhoest in Belgium.  These are of Fleche Wallone (women's and men's) and Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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Pictures from Amstel Gold Race

  My friend Patrick Verhoest sent me these pictures that he took at the Amstel Gold race on Sunday.             

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A Local Perspective on the Northern Classics

     My friend Patrick Verhoest, whose hometown of Torhout is on the Ronde Van Vlaanderen course, has been sending me his pictures from his local races, and they're so nice, I just had to share...

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Riding to Madonna del Ghisallo

The signature climb of this weekend's Giro di Lombardia is the climb from Bellagio to the chapel of the Madonna del Ghisallo, designated by Pope Pius XII in 1949 as the patron saint of cycling. T...

2010 Giro d'Italia in Amsterdam: Details Emerging

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Cycling fans in Amsterdam will have easy access to the first three stages of the 2010 Giro d'Italia, as the city will host the starts of all three stages. According to a press release issued today...

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Armstrong: 2008 Tour "a bit of a joke"

For anyone who thought this year's Giro was a bit light on the traditional trashtalking, perhaps the Tour will be more to your liking. This article from the Sydney Morning Herald quotes from a new...

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage 21

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This is a report and photos from the final stage of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stages 19 and 20

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The ride up Vesuvius was incredibly cool.  The ride to the base of the climb, on the other hand, was nightmarish. We were staying in Sorrento, and the bike tour company's original plan was to...

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage 18

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This is a report and photos from stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage 17

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This is a report and photos from stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage 16

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This is a report and photos from stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stages 13 and 14

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This is a report and photos from stages thirteen and fourteen of the Giro d'Italia.

Che Polemica! On the Scene at Stage Nine of the Giro

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This is a report and photos from stage nine of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, Stage Eight Press Conference

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Di Luca takes a question from Podium Cafe:     Translation on the flip...Here's a translation: Me:    What does it mean to you that you have given to the Abruzzesi (the people of Abruzzo) a...

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage Eight

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This is a report and photos from stage eight of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage Five

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This is a report and pictures from the finish of stage five of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, Stage Five Press Conference

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Di Luca takes a question from Podium Cafe!   Here's my translation of the q&a: Me:      I'm sorry for my Italian; it's not well. (Yeah, that didn't come out right.  I meant to say, "it's not...

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage Four

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It was mayhem at the finish of today's stage in San Martino di Castrozza, but I managed to get a few pictures just after the finish, and I nabbed a front-row seat at the press conference.Michael...

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage Three

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This is a report and photos from the finish of stage three of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia, On the Scene at Stage Two

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This is a report and photos from the start of stage two of the Giro d'Italia.

Giro d'Italia; On the Scene at Stage One

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They're about to turn out the lights in the pressroom, and my b&b doesn't have internet, so no time for a full report, but here are some pictures, mostly from the team warm-ups. Dave Z and Millar...

Giro Stage One; Mark Cavendish Interview

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This is an interview with Mark Cavendish as he watched the finish of the Giro d'Italia stage one team time trial in the Giro press tent. The video also shows the reaction of Cavendish as Erik Zabel as the last team crossed the finish line, and they realized that Cavenish had won the maglia rosa.

Preview of Giro d'Italia Race Reports

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I leave for Italy in a few days, so this is a brief preview of the race reports I'll be doing. If all goes according to schedule, I'll be in fabulous Venice on Friday afternoon, desperate to sleep...

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