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Latest feature posting: May 23, Giuseppe Olmo photo gallery. Olmo won Milano-San Remo twice, and won nine stages in the 1936 Giro d'Italia before going on to becoming a renowned bicycle builder.
May 28: Giro stage 19 video; Giro d'Italia team reports from LottoNL-Jumbo, Astana & Tinkoff; Taylor Phinney U.S. time trial champion; LottoNL-Jumbo extends with Battaglin; Canyon to begin direct to consumer bike sales in the U.S.
May 23: Giro stage 15, Tour of California stage 8 videos; IAM Cycling team to cease at end of 2016 season; Giro stage 15 reports from LottoNL-Jumbo, Astana, Orica-GreenEdge & Tinkoff; Tour of California report from BMC, Dimension Data & Tinkoff
The Giro d'Italia is one of the world's most important and popular bicycle races, yet there is almost no information in English about this magical Italian race's rich past. With The Story of the Giro d'Italia, the fabulous history of Italy's national tour is at last available. Volume One takes the story of the Giro from its origin as a desperate promotional gamble by a nearly broke newspaper to Eddy Merckx's convincing 1970 victory.
"Bill and Carol McGann had set a high standard with their compelling and authoritative Story of the Tour de France, and now they follow up with Le Tour’s inspired Italian offspring in The Story of the Giro d’Italia. In this Volume I covering the Giro’s debut in 1909 through 1970, this work of patient research, passionate writing, and insightful analysis lays out the struggles, battles, and rivalries in detail and sweep that have made Italy’s grand tour endure. —Peter Joffre Nye, author of The Six-Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz Age Sport and Hearts of Lions
This is Giro d'Italia time so...
Here's Romeo Venturelli racing in the 1960 Giro d'Italia. Venturelli won the stage two time trial by six seconds over Jacques Anquetil. That effort earned Venturelli the maglia rosa.
Venturini enjoyed a terrific amateur carrer. To Italian cycling, he was a bright light: one that the great Fausto Coppi thought enough of to assist and advise the young rider.
Though all Italy dreamed another great Italian champion had arrived, Venturelli won only two more races, the 1960 Baracchi Trophy and the 1965 Tour of Piedmont.
You can learn about the1960 Giro d'Italia in The Story of the Giro d'Italia, pictured to the left.
What you'll find in our site:
The Tour de France. Lots of information, including results for every single stage of every Tour.
Other important bike races: the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, along with the classics, stage races, national championships, world records, and olympics.
We keep a running record of the races going on in the current year, with results, photos, maps, etc. We've been doing this since 2001, so the results for this year as well as previous years are available here.
This site is owned and run by McGann Publishing. We're a micro-publisher specializing in books about cycling history. Interested? Here's information on our titles in print.
We are devoted to cycling and all of its characters and events. The sport's past matters to us. We've been interviewing anyone who will sit down and talk to us, then writing up the interviews, and collecting other stories about cycling. We have rider histories—the stories of individual riders, many by the great cycling writer Owen Mulholland. We have our oral history project—the results of our interviews. And we've collected lots of photos over the years, of racers, racing, manufacturing, etc., which we have arranged into photo galleries for your enjoyment.
Being in the bike business for many years, we had to opportunity to travel a lot in Europe, riding bikes, attending trade shows, etc. We've written up many of our travels, and had some contributions from others whose travels differed from ours.
What would the day be without the funnies? Our friend Francesca Paoletti has drawn a series of comics about bike related stuff, poking fun at us along the way.
If you are interested in bikes, sooner or later you will want to know some technical information about bikes. We have articles here about bike weight, how bike frames are prepped and assembled, selected bike parts, and others.
And then there's food! The bicycle runs on the human engine, and the human engine runs on food, so of course we're interested in that.
Along the way we've been privileged to meet many people in and around the bike business who do things we like. The folks whose ads are up there on the right are friends of ours who we believe conduct their business knowledgably and honorably; here are a few others who do stuff we like.