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Plan A: how Ryder Hesjedal and Garmin won the 2012 Giro

Ryder Hesjedal’s victory in the 2012 Giro was a surprise to the cycling world, but not to the Garmin team, who’d planned it in meticulous detail. Here’s the story of how Garmin won their first Grand Tour

Comment: the ascent of Pozzovivo

One small rider. One big climb. Why Domenico Pozzovivo is attracting attention at the Giro d’Italia

The Giro’s TTT: survival of the weakest

Just how important is the team time trial to the ambitions of the overall contenders? Less so than you might think.

Comment: order! Order!

Why stronger teams mean safer sprints

The Giro’s darkest day

Tragedy hit cycling yesterday, with the death of Wouter Weylandt at the Giro d’Italia. The sport, to its credit, dealt with the terrible events with maturity and respect, symbolised by the race leader David Millar.

Giro d’Italia stage one analysis: Perfect result for the perfect athlete

Marco Pinotti pulled on the first pink jersey of the 2011 Giro after HTC won the stage one team time trial. A small win for a popular individual. A huge win for ethical sport.

A couple of things about the Giro d’Italia

The Giro is the connoisseur’s Grand Tour – a beautiful and innovative race. But let’s not look at it through rose-tinted spectacles.

Giro di Talent: Five Surprises Packages

Who’s going to be the Richie Porte of this year’s corsa rosa? We look into our bargain-basement crystal ball and make our picks.

Laurent Fignon: A tribute to an icon

French cycling lost one of its most enigmatic figures earlier this year, when two-time Tour de France champion Laurent Fignon died. Here is our tribute to a man who stood apart from the crowd.

Grand Tour Doubles – Introduction

Grand Tour Double Jersey

It’s the ultimate stage racing achievement — winning two Grand Tours in the space of a single season. Cycle Sport takes a look at the exclusive club that includes Eddy Merckx, Alberto Contador and Marco Pantani