Chris Froome’s Giro victory will lead only to more contortions

Despite Chris Froomes thrilling win in the Giro dItalia, questions remain about whether a cyclist with an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol should have been taking part Refreshingly, many of the new generation emerging in cycling are unencumbered by clear memories of the sport’s recent past. It is partly in that context that the reaction […]

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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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