Maple Leaves Over Milan: Nationality in Cycling

A week has passed, and Ryder Hesjedal is firmly ensconced in the record books as the victor of the 95th edition of the Giro d’Italia. As the first Canadian to win a grand tour, Hesjedal created history in Milan last Sunday with his come-from-behind conquest over Joaquim Rodriguez. But while the result is not in question, the aftershocks of the verdict reverberate. Whose victory was this? It wasn't a maple leaf emblazoned on Hesjedal's... Read More

2011 Giro d’Italia – Rest Day Ruminations (Stages 13-15)

94th Giro d’Italia/07-29 May 2011 Throughout the course of the Giro d’Italia, Sports Nickel’s resident Non-Traditional Sports Fan in America will offer his news and notes on the action from the first grand tour of the 2011 cycling season… Read More  Read More

2011 Giro d’Italia – Notes on the First Week (Stages 4-7)

94th Giro d’Italia/07-29 May 2011 Throughout the course of the Giro d’Italia, Sports Nickel’s resident Non-Traditional Sports Fan in America will offer his news and notes on the action from the first grand tour of the 2011 cycling season… Read More  Read More

A Burgeoning Champion Dies Before His Time

Today we were confronted with the need to sum up a young man’s life, ended with a horrible sort of symmetry. At the Giro d’Italia on Monday, mortality struck for one cyclist as his life was snatched away just as he was ascending into the prime years of his chosen profession. Read More  Read More

2011 Giro d’Italia Preview

94th Edition 07-29 May 2011   Read More  Read More