The Giro d’Italia is known for its spectacular scenery, courses more daring than the Tour de France would use, and the passionate Tifosi. The image of Italy’s Grand Tour has rightly been growing in stature as a target for both the world’s best riders and also cycling fans. The 2016 edition will no doubt continue this progression. Australia’s own Richie Porte has a one year contract to win with BMC. Will he seek to establish his legend credentials in the Giro? Many Australian fans will be waiting eagerly to see him ride for his own glory. There are all the makings of a great race for Australians to spectate.
Compared with the commercial circus of the Tour de France, the Giro remains a relatively under utilised opportunity to witness the best riders in the world tackle a three week tour in spectacular country. It is true that the atmosphere of the Italian race is considerably more conducive to a relaxed holiday than its French counterpart; but perhaps most importantly of all for the travelling cyclist is that one can find delicious espresso at every turn.
We’ll will ride the mighty Monte Zoncolan, and navigate between the Sirens of Gavia and the Stelvio on this 4 star Italian riding experience. You can sleep knowing that the gods are smiling on you as Phil Anderson’s tips and experience in the Giro will help you sail smoothly. We’ll have the opportunity to ride all these climbs, as well as to sit back and watch the race unfold on the many mountaintop finishes the 2016 Giro offers. These are the kinds of exciting mountain stages that the Giro offers in spades.