A Cycling Legends Secret War Mission: Saving Italys Jews

Italy and bicycles–the first thing they bring to mind is likely the neo-realist masterpiece T he Bicycle Thieves , which will soon celebrate its 75 th anniversary. But there’s another story that’s even more powerful and all the more remarkable for being true: the narrative of Gino Bartali, Italy’s wartime cycling champ and–unbeknownst to all […]

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Giro d’Italia’s start in Israel provokes accusations of ‘sport-washing’

The Giro dItalias grande partenza in Jerusalem will be a historic first but it brings an unprecedented level of political dispute to cyclings second biggest event Israel is a nation of builders. Almost 70 years after its foundation skycrapers jostle for space along the Mediterranean strand, planted in the fertile clay of a Tel Aviv […]

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Tom Dumoulin’s Giro d’Italia lead much reduced amid controversy on stage 16

Movistar riders controversially joined an attack as Tom Dumoulin, the pink jersey holder, took a comfort break and the Sunweb riders lead over Nairo Quintana dropped to 31 seconds amid gruelling climbs Sunwebs Tom Dumoulin has retained the pink jersey, albeit with a significantly reduced advantage, after an extraordinary and controversial stage 16 of the […]

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