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It’s nearly Giro time! We’ll see if Sir Brad can match his performance to his fightin’ words this week and lock in the first of his Grand Tour Double. We’ll see if Cowbell Evans’ gamble pays off (but I’ll be secretly hoping that he keeps some in reserve for the Tour!). And we certainly won’t be able to help seeing the giallo-fluo of Vini Fantini doing all they can to get Santambrogio a win.
It’ll be difficult to resist the temptation to carbo-load with all the inspiration that Italian cuisine offers, particularly as temperatures in the southern hemisphere start to cool. Italian cheeses and charcuterie should keep your tour-de-snack platters filled; don’t forget the espresso if the wines threaten to send you to sleep.
If you need something else to keep you interested, join the LVDG fantasy league. Go to www.velogames.com and register a team, then join mini-league 30234852. There’s a special Giro edition of our t-shirt for the winner; the lanterne rouge will stay comfy on the bike with some Udderly Smooth chamois cream.
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