2012 Giro d’Italia Starts Saturday May 5th!

‘The Giro’ might be my favorite of the three grand tours (which includes Le Tour de France and the Vuelta a España). It has a little less pompous than the Le Tour and a little more excitement and variety.

There are 21 stages with just 2 rest days. Two individual time trials, one team time trial, and five serious mountain stages for a total of 3476 km (or 2160 miles for you American cyclists). That’s 90% of the way from New York to Los Angeles.

We’re hoping for another win by Ivan Basso who will be leading the Liquigas-Cannondale team.

Can you guess what bike he will be riding? (Click for answer.)

For more information about the race, stages, times, rankings, etc, visit http://www.steephill.tv/giro-d-italia/

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