David Tanner’s Giro Diary

David Tanner’s Giro Diary: pushing the limits

Hey everyone. I’m guessing most of you keen followers of the Giro back in Australia would be a little tired by now, with all those late nights staying up watching the race. Not half as tired as us riders however! It’s been a very hard and eventful week so far with the climax and icing […]

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David Tanner’s Giro Diary: ‘Salve!’ from Lake Iseo

I’m writing this from Lake Iseo on the last rest day of this year’s Giro d’Italia. The rest day was timed perfectly because we have had a solid week of racing and the next six stages are as hard as it gets. It’s an amazing part of the world here in northern Italy. Some of […]

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David Tanner’s Giro Diary: what’s in my suitcase

I guess you could say things have been going well for Belkin since my last post. There have been no big dramas anyway. Stage 10 was quite fast but not so long so everyone had fresh legs for the final. And the final was quite hectic with a few crashes. I was hoping to try […]

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David Tanner’s Giro Diary: the rest day

G’day from Modena! We are all on our well-deserved second rest day today which comes after a solid six stages in Italy. The last two days were the first real tests for the GC contenders with both days being quite hard mountain top finishes! The climbs were tougher than I expected but that’s not really […]

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David Tanner’s Giro Diary: the food we eat

First before anything else I should apologise for the big gap in writing here. It’s been a hectic few days here at the Giro to say the least! It seems that every stage has had one drama or another ever since we’ve been back in Italy. The whole peloton was really grateful in Biri (stage […]

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David Tanner’s Giro Diary: Ciao Ireland, Bonjourno Italy!

Bonjourno from Italy! I’m saying that with a big smile on my face as I’m really happy to be back in the sunshine. The hospitality of Ireland was absolutely fantastic, but the weather didn’t exactly make the racing so much fun. Even the Italians had a grin from ear to ear with a 6:30am departure […]

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David Tanner’s Giro d’Italia Diary: the build-up

The first Grand Tour of the year – the Giro d’Italia – is just about to get underway and here at CyclingTips we’ve got David Tanner from Belkin writing diary posts for us. In this first post, David talks us through the build-up to the race and what he and his team are expecting from […]

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