Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Giro d’Italia begins (and T-8)

The Giro d’Italia 2016

The Giro begins today – the numbers in a nutshell, are as follows: 3,463.1 kilometers (yes, that’s correct), over 24 days including 3 rest days, with 3 individual time trials, 7 sprint stages, 7 mountain stages and 4 HIGH mountain stages.

The official site for Giro information is HERE


The final weekend prior to GFNY2016 is almost upon us – we have T-8 to Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York.  You should be finalizing your training over the next three or four days, no hard rides past Monday, a couple of easy leg flushing rides Tuesday and Wednesday, total recovery Thursday and then its GFNY Weekend.  Bike Expo Friday and Saturday and Race Day Sunday!

GAVIA Cycling

It was my intention to take several of our GAVIA athletes out to ride the back half of the course this Saturday morning but the weather doesn’t seem to be cooperating so I thought I could plan an indoor ride to bring some good spirit to the Nippo Fantini DeRosa team and their Captain, Damiano Cunego.  During the 2004 Giro Alessandro Petacchi, one of my favorite cyclists of all time won 9 stages – yes, 9!  Damiano Cunego, the current Captain of the Nippo Fantini Team, won 4 stages and the Pink Jersey; I thought we would do one of the mountain stages at GAVIA tomorrow morning.  It’s only 85km and less than 2,000 meters of elevation – should be a fun ride and a great final climbing training ride for GFNY next weekend!

Here is the route:  Cles to Bormio

Here is the link to signup for class: Book your ride

Here is the link for Nippo Vini Fantini DeRosa – the team to watch in this year’s Giro.  Young, exciting, big hearts and spirits, relentless in their attacks – and they ride DeRosa Bikes.  Join us at the DeRosa booth at Bike Expo next Friday and Saturday and meet members of the DeRosa family, including Cristiano DeRosa.


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