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Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Adriatica Ionica Race)
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:36 »
Ciclismo Cup 2019

Yesterday the Lega del Ciclismo Professionistico has announced all Italian races taking place in 2019:


For the former "Coppa Italia", which turned into the Ciclismo Cup in 2017, this means that the schedule for this year will be exactly the same as in 2018:
February 17th      1.HC      Trofeo Laigueglia
March 10th      1.HC      GP Industria & Artigianato
March 27th-31st      2.1      Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
April 22nd-26th      2.HC      Tour of the Alps
April 28th      1.1      Giro dell’Appennino
July 23rd-28th      2.1      Adriatica Ionica Race/Following the Serenissima Routes
September 14th      1.1      Coppa Agostoni – Giro delle Brianze
September 15th      1.1      100° Coppa Bernocchi – 43° GP BPM
September 17th-18th      2.1      Giro della Toscana – Memorial Alfredo Martini
September 19th      1.1      Coppa Sabatini – Gran Premio città di Peccioli
September 21st      1.1      Memorial Marco Pantani
September 22nd      1.1      Trofeo Matteotti
October 5th      1.HC      Giro dell’Emilia
October 6th      1.HC      Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli
October 8th      1.HC      Tre Valli Varesine
October 9th      1.HC      Milano-Torino
October 10th      1.HC      Gran Piemonte

The only difference is, that the Adriatica Ionica was moved from June to July, and both this race, as well as the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, will be one day longer than in the past.

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 18:36 »
    Cycling Stars Criterium? That a new thing?
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 20:26 »
    I had wondered where the Adriatica Ionica Race was going to fit as the slot it had last year didn't exist with the tour returning to it's usual slot.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 23:03 »
    Cycling Stars Criterium? That a new thing?
    Probably about as important and 'serious' as all those post-Tour crits, only that it's post-Giro. ;)
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 16:04 »
    Trofeo Laigueglia

    Sunday, February 17th

    The 56th edition of the Trofeo Laigueglia was presented today. It will take place on the same lumpy course as last year, when #teamit Moreno Moser took the victory with an attack from a select group with about 10k to go:



    Finishing Circuit:



    The number of WT teams in the race has doubled from one (Ag2r) to two (Ag2R and FDJ), and (apart from more or less the usual suspects) also all four new Italian Conti teams were invited to participate in the opener of the season on home soil:
    • #nippo Nippo – Vini Fantini Faizanè
    • #fdj Groupama – FDJ
    • #ag2r AG2R La Mondiale
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    • #bardiani Bardiani CSF
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    • #academy Israel Cycling Academy
    • #biesse Biesse Carrera
    • #damico D’Amico UM Tools
    • #colpack Team Colpack
    • #friuli Cycling Team Friuli
    • #amore Amore & Vita – Prodir
    • #beltrami Beltrami TSA – Hopplà- Petroli Firenze
    • #iseo Iseo Serrature – Rime – Carnovali
    • #giotti Giotti Victoria
    • #sangemini Sangemini – Trevigiani – MGKvis
    For #riwal Riwal Readynez it will be the first race as as a PCT team, by the way.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 10:16 »


    Ticker

    Live coverage starts in ~4hrs on the PMG website etc.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 10:30 »
    https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/continental/ciclismo-cup-2019-niente-wildcard-per-il-giro-2020-la-riforma-blocca-tutto/

    There is unlikely to be a Giro wildcard for the winner of the Ciclismo Cup this year. Not 100% confirmed as RCS are waiting on the UCI to formalize the 2020 auto-wildcard regulations.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019
    « Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 18:48 »
     The full Laigueglia coverage (80 mins) from earlier today.

    https://www.pmgsport.it/video/diretta-streaming-ciclismo-trofeo-laigueglia-2019/
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (GP Larciano)
    « Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 11:21 »
    Gran Premio Industria & Artigianato

    Sunday, March 10th

    The 42nd edition of the GP Larciano was presented on Saturday. It still goes by the same pattern as usual, with 4 laps on a flat circuit first, and then 4 more on a hilly one.

    There are some slight changs on the flatter parts, but (apart from some minor changes in distance) the profile should still look like this:



    with the race likely to be decided over the final lap:



    Last year a group of 5 established on the climb and #bahrain Matej Mohoric took the win with a an attack on the descent. The other 4 were caught again and it came back to a ~25 men sprint for 3rd, so also a sprinter with good climbing skills stands a small chance to win the race - although it doesn't usually happen.

    It'll certainly not be the same winner as last year though, as Mohoric's #bahrain Bahrain team is not around this time. But prominently placed in the calendar (just one day after the Strade Bianche), there'll nonetheless be a strong selection of teams around:
    • #mitchelton MITCHELTON SCOTT
    • #katusha TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
    • #ef TEAM EF DRAPAC CANNONDALE
    • #movistar MOVISTAR TEAM
    • #fdj GROUPAMA FDJ
    • #bora BORA HANSGROHE
    • #uae UAE TEAM EMIRATES
    • #teamit NAZIONALE ITALIANA di Davide Cassani
    • #neri NERI SOTTOLI - SELLE ITALIA - KTM
    • #nippo NIPPO - VINI FANTINI - FAZZANE' 2019
    • #androni ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI - SIDERMEC
    • #gazprom GAZPROM - RUSVELO
    • #bardiani BARDIANI CSF
    • #cajarural CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RCA
    • #novonordisk TEAM NOVO NORDISK
    • #delko DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE
    • #academy ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
    • #arkea ARKEA - SAMSIC
    • #sangemini SANGEMINI TREVIGIANI MG-KVIS
    • #biesse BIESSE CARRERA GAVARDO
    • #giotti TEAM GIOTTI VICTORIA - PALOMAR
    • #colpack TEAM COLPACK
    • #beltrami TEAM BELTRAMI TSA HOPPLA' PETROLI FI
    • #ddc DIMENSION DATA FOR QHUBEKA CONTINENTAL TEAM
    • #riwal RIWAL READYNEZ CYCLING TEAM
    The race should be live on Rai and PMG Sports
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (GP Larciano)
    « Reply #9 on: March 10, 2019, 08:17 »
    Final Startlist:



    coverage starts at around ~15:00
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (GP Larciano)
    « Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 22:33 »
    I only watched the final 15k or so, which saw #bora Maximilian Schachmann and #androni Mattia Cattaneo breaking clear from an unusually large group, and keeping a small margin over the descent down to the finish.



    It didn't look like the most entertaining edition to be honest, but if you want to have a look yourself, the whole replay of the race is available on pmgsport.it

    Schachmann had looked strong in Strade Bianche already but suffered a mechanical at the worst possible time, thereby dropping out of the lead group. It didn't took him long to recover from that disappointment :cool

    Next up is Coppi e Bartali in 2 1/2 weeks time.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 13:55 »
    Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali

    Wednesday, March 27th till Sunday, March 31st

    The Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali was presented today, "combining tradition with innovations".

    The parcours seems to be more on the traditional side, starting with a sprint stage as well as a split-team TTT on day one again (after a one year off using a normal TTT), before heading over to more hilly terrain, surrounding a sprint stage "flat as a billard table".

    27/3 - Stage 1a: Gatteo › Gatteo (97.8k)


    27/3 - Stage 1b (TTT): Gatteo a mare › Gatteo (13.3k)


    28/3 - Stage 2: Riccione › Sogliano al Rubicone (140k)


    29/3 - Stage 3: Forlì › Forlì (166.2k)


    30/3 - Stage 4: Crevalcore › Crevalcore (171.4k)


    31/3 - Stage 5: Fiorano Modenese › Sassuolo (153.4k)


    ~pdf Settimana Coppi e Bartali / Roadbook

    The race is one day longer than usual though, so instead of two days of climbing we'll have three of them.

    That's not the only innovation though: for the first time (as far I can remember), apart from the usual evening highlights on Rai, there'll also be live coverage of the race on *it PMGSport, *usa Flobikes and *eu Eurosport Player. :win

    "Following a philosophy that protects Italian cycling" the organizers "have paid particular attention to the Italian Continental teams, which, in cycling of today, unfortunately have only few opportunities to compete in high-level events."

    So although the interest among the teams to participate in the race is usually pretty high - allegedly last year 45 teams sent in their application - 4 out of 8 Italian Conti teams were invited, plus those two quasi-Italian ones registered elsewhere (apart from all four Italian PCT teams of course):
    • #sky Team Sky. Rosa, Elissonde, S. Henao
    • #sunweb Team Sunweb: Roche, Haga
    • #mitchelton Mitchelton Scott: Albasini, Meyer, Hamilton
    • #ef EF Education First: Bennett
    • #movistar Movistar Team: Bennati, Betancour, Landa
    • #wallonie Wallonie Bruxelles: Lietaer
    • #cajarural Caja Rural Seguros RGA: Malucelli
    • #arkea Team Arkea Samsic: Bouet, Feillu
    • #bardiani Bardiani CSF: Maestri
    • #androni Androni Giocattoli Sidermec: Belletti, Cattaneo, Montaguti
    • #academy Israel Cycling Academy: Hermans, Plaza
    • #riwal Riwal Readynez: Quaade
    • #neri Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM: Visconti, Bongiorno, Velasco, Zardini
    • #axeon Hagens Berman Axeon: Almeida, Bjerg
    • #nippo Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè: Canola, Santaromita, Lobato
    • #teamit Nazionale Italia: Finetto, Mosca, Plebani
    • #gazprom Gazprom Rusvelo: Boev
    • #strongman Coldeportes Bicicletas: W. Munoz
    • #cccdevo CCC Development: Brozyna
    • #biesse Biesse Carrera: Piccot, Ravanelli
    • #sangemini Sangemini Trevigiani MG Kvis: Scartezzini, Totò
    • #beltrami Beltrami TSA Hopplà Petroli Firenze: Castano, Fiaschi
    • #colpack Team Colpack: A. Bagioli, Covi, Toniatti
    • #amore Amore & Vita Prodir: Celano
    • #giotti Giotti Victoria: Stacchiotti, Zurlo
    Let's see if anyone can challenge #amore Celano
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #12 on: March 25, 2019, 14:10 »
    That's not the only innovation though: for the first time (as far I can remember), apart from the usual evening highlights on Rai, there'll also be live coverage of the race on *it PMGSport, *usa Flobikes and *eu Eurosport Player. :win

    seems like that was a misunderstanding. The coverage is only available as re-live (or highlights) from 17:00-17:50 cet each day
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #13 on: March 26, 2019, 16:46 »
    ...and not my only one :S. The TTT will be a normal one, with full teams.

    ~pdf Starting Order TTT

    In a last minute change, #sunweb Sunweb was replaced by #ddc Dimension Data for Qhubeka CT

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #14 on: March 27, 2019, 11:45 »
    #wallonie Emils! :win :win






    and #giotti Dani Crista went on a lone attack to take the first mountain jersey. Good start to the race :)
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #15 on: March 27, 2019, 12:05 »
    this video is best with the sound switched on :D

    https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1110853385056587777
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 07:23 »
    The TTT in the afternoon was won by #mitchelton Mitchelton Scott.



    #mitchelton Robert Stannard now holds the lead, but the #sky terzet of Rosa, de la Cruz and Elissonde sits just 10 seconds behind.

    50 minutes of highlights from yesterday's stages can be watched on PMGSport's website:

    https://www.pmgsport.it/video/diretta-streaming-ciclismo-cup-settimana-internazionale-coppi-e-bartali-1a-giornata/

    Do they really say "questo colosso" though when #wallonie Kevyn Ista hits the front (at ~31:30)?! :lol
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 07:47 »
    One thing I have learned: Rai are now encrypting all their cycling coverage, not just the Giro. So no more comfy sit downs in front of the tv for me. :(
    Now, how to figure out how to link to pmg, without spoilering the result.... :D
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #18 on: March 29, 2019, 21:28 »
     I hope my light-hearted last line hasn't effected results showing up here.
    I know it's been very busy race wise, so I hope it's just that.

    50 minutes worth of stage 2.

    https://www.pmgsport.it/video/diretta-streaming-ciclismo-cup-settimana-internazionale-coppi-e-bartali-2a-giornata/

    Stage 3.

    https://www.pmgsport.it/video/diretta-streaming-ciclismo-cup-settimana-internazionale-coppi-e-bartali-3a-giornata/
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 21:33 »
    yeah, I just didn't find the time to watch any of the past two stages yet
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #20 on: March 31, 2019, 08:57 »
    Let's see if anyone can challenge #amore Celano

    #amore Celano abandoned on day two unfortunately, but this left room for some others to go for glory.

    First it was #movistar Mikel Landa who went clear on the hilly stage 2 circuit





    Then #neri Simone Velasco won a reduced bunch sprint





    before - to my surprise - a breakaway group fought out the stage victory on the billard table





    Changes in GC were minimal over the past days, which means the Australian #mitchelton Mitchelton-Scott trio Lucas Hamilton, Damien Howson and Nick Schultz leads the race, with Hamilton having a 16s gap on the other two. #movistar Mikel Landa at 6- and #sky David de la Cruz a further 10 seconds behind are the closest challengers heading into the final stage today.

    The circuit areound Assuolo used for the stage is a tough one, with an almost 10% climb, and a technical descent



    When it was two years ago, the race was not overly selective though, with a 10 man group fighting for the win and another 25 guys only 22 seconds behind. This was enough for #direct Lilian Calmejane to turn the race around though and take the lead from #cannondale Toms Skiujns

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Coppi e Bartali)
    « Reply #21 on: March 31, 2019, 22:21 »
    the circuit turned out to be not overly selective again this time. After a late downhill attack from a ~30 men group #teamit Mauro Finetto celebrated his first win in two years...





    ...while the standings in the overall ranking remained largely unchanged, ending in an all Australian 1-2-3 for #mitchelton Mitchelton Scott

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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #22 on: April 01, 2019, 08:09 »
    Giro di Sicilia[1]

    Wednesday, April 3rd to Saturday, April 6th

    Professional cycling returns to its roots, with the four-stage race from 3 to 6 April, starting from Catania and finishing in Milazzo, Palermo, Ragusa and, on the final stage, the ascent to the top of Mount Etna, climbed from the classic Nicolosi side. The other Stage Start locations will be Capo d’Orlando, Caltanissetta and Giardini Naxos. After 42 years since its last edition, Il Giro di Sicilia returns in style: a stage race on the island at the heart of great cycling.


    Il Giro di Sicilia is one of the oldest Italian stage races: the first edition was raced in 1907, two years before the birth of the Giro d’Italia. From 1907 to 1977 Il Giro di Sicilia was held 18 times, all stage races, and these editions were all won by Italian riders. The first winner was Carlo Galetti, who went on to win the Giro d’Italia twice: in 1910 and 1911 (and in 1912 as part of Team Atala, the first and only time the Giro was awarded to a team). The last winner was a 19-year-old Giuseppe Saronni in 1977, who also went on to win the Giro d’Italia overall twice: in 1979 and 1983.

    Stage 1 – CATANIA - MILAZZO – 165km
    An almost entirely flat stage, with the exception of the Colle San Rizzo climb just after Messina. The first part runs along the coast with a few non-challenging climbs and descents, punctuated by the more testing climb up to Taormina. The KOM is on the Colle San Rizzo after Messina, followed by flat roads towards the final 10km, which is raced entirely on the Milazzo peninsula.



    Stage 2 – CAPO D’ORLANDO - PALERMO – 236km
    The stage is divided into three separate parts: flat, mountain, then flat again. The first runs along the coast with no particularly difficult sections. The second section is in the island's internal area with mountains until reaching Geraci Siculo (KOM) followed by Petralia Soprana. A descent towards the coast follows, where the stage continues flat, right until the finish in Palermo.



    Stage 3 – CALTANISSETTA - RAGUSA – 188km
    This stage runs in the internal part of Sicily with a mixed finale of climbs and descents. It’s a challenging stage with continuous up and downs and an uninterrupted series of curves for the first 120km. The roads have variable widths, with some sections in towns and villages that are cobbled. Once in Vittoria, where the stage flattens for a short distance, the course runs through the towns of Vittoria and Comiso to then face the climb of Serra di Burgio that will lead, after a fast descent, straight to Ragusa for the finale in the city centre.



    Stage 4 – GIARDINI NAXOS - ETNA (Nicolosi) – 119km
    The final stage is characterised by two distinct sections: the first goes around Mount Etna reaching the commune of Maletto at 1,000m, site of the KOM. There starts a long descent, always around the volcano, until the onset of the final climb that starts in Nicolosi. Once near the race finale, the course goes along several narrow town roads.



    ~pdf Roadbook

    All the main Italian Professional Continental and Continental teams will participate in Sicily, as well as UAE Team Emirates, the most "Italian" among the WorldTeams, along with a large group of teams featuring young and interesting riders as well as experienced veterans. In addition to the 7 Italian teams, there are also 11 foreign teams.

    Here's the list of the 18 teams, of 7 riders each, with some key riders highlighted:
    •   #uae UAE TEAM EMIRATES (UAE) - Petilli, Polanc
    •   #amore AMORE & VITA - PRODIR (LAT) - Tizza, Ficara
    •   #androni ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI - SIDERMEC (ITA) - Masnada, Belletti
    •   #bardiani BARDIANI CSF (ITA) - Senni, Albanese
    •   #strongman COLDEPORTES BICICLETAS STRONGMAN (COL) - Cañaveral, Estrada
    •   #damico D'AMICO UM TOOLS (ITA) - Mosca, Martinelli
    •   #delko DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE (FRA) - El Fares, Grosu
    •   #gazprom GAZPROM - RUSVELO (RUS) - Porsev, Rovny
    •   #giotti GIOTTI VICTORIA (ROU) - Onesti, Zurlo
    •   #academy ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY (ISR) - Sbaragli, Badilatti
    •   #kometa KOMETA CYCLING TEAM (ESP) - Lopez, Sevilla
    •   #neri NERI SOTTOLI SELLE ITALIA KTM (ITA) - Visconti, Velasco
    •   #nippo NIPPO - VINI FANTINI - FAIZANÈ (ITA) - Moser, Zaccanti
    •   #rally RALLY UHC CYCLING (USA) - McNulty, Tuft
    •   #riwal RIWAL READYNEZ CYCLING TEAM (DEN) - Eriksson, Quaade
    •   #sangemini SANGEMINI - TREVIGIANI - MG.K VIS (ITA) - Bonifazio, Zana
    •   #colpack TEAM COLPACK (ITA) - Baccio, Bagioli
    •   #wanty WANTY - GOBERT CYCLING TEAM (BEL) - Martin, Pasqualon

    There will be ~2 hours of live coverage every day, starting at around 15:00 cest on Rai Sport. Also Eurosport 2 will cover the race, but not all stages may be broadcasted live (over here we'll only get #2 and #3, for example)
     1. Source of all text: RCS press release
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #23 on: April 01, 2019, 08:52 »
    Looks like a nice race. For the overall everything will come down to the Etna stage of course, but the two flattish stages and the hilly 3rd one should offer opportunities for other kind of riders as well. Here's the Stage 3 finish by the way:



    This could be a good stage for #delko Finetto again, to take a win in his team colors this time. While in the flat sprints, #uae Molano, #neri Pacioni, #giotti Stacchiotti, #wanty Pasqualon, #academy Sbaragli & Minali and #androni Belletti are probably some of the guys to watch out for.

    On paper, #wanty Guillaume Martin looks like the strongest climber in the race, I'd say. But #uae UAE bringt Jan Polanc, who won the Etna stage in the 2017 Giro d'Italia.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 09:54 »
    Osorio can be like Joel " Got this one in the bag"  :cool
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #25 on: April 02, 2019, 19:41 »
    The jerseys for the Giro di Sicilia were officially released today. I quite like them :cool

    Maglia Bianca, for the youth classification, sponsored by the Israeli tourism agency, hence the blue on white.


    Maglia Verde Pistacchio, for the mountains classification, inspired by the color of pistachio nuts. Sicily is the only region in Italy that grows pistachios.


    Maglia Arancione, for the points classification, inspired by Sicily's famous oranges.


    Maglia Rosso e Gialla, for the overall classification, inspired by the colors of Sicily's flag.



    And to conclude, something I only realized when googling Sicily's flag, the official logo also incorporates a distinctive feature of the flag



    Some interesting info from wiki
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    The flag is characterized by the presence of the triskelion (trinacria) in its middle, the (winged) head of Medusa (Gorgon) and three wheat ears. The three bent legs allegedly represent the three points of the triangular shape of the island of Sicily, or the historical three valli of the island. The present design became the official public flag of the Autonomous Region of Sicily on 4 January 2000, after the passing of an apposite law which advocates its use on public buildings, schools, city halls, and all the other places in which Sicily is represented.

    The flag is bisected diagonally into regions colored red and yellow, red representing the municipality of Palermo, yellow representing Corleone, which in medieval times was an agricultural city. Palermo and Corleone were the first two cities to found a confederation against the Angevin rule. Today, the triskelion (or trisceli) is also widely considered the actual symbol of Sicily. The symbol is also known as the trinacria, which is also an ancient name of Sicily. The name was also revived and used during the Aragonese period of the Kingdom of Sicily immediately after the Sicilian Vespers (1282) which ended Angevin rule.

    The same shape also forms the trophy:
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #26 on: April 02, 2019, 20:58 »
    Looking good, yeah :). The race will also be broadcast live on the "Olympics Channel" by the way (which otherwise, day in, day out, only seem to show highlights from the Olympics :dizzy)

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    Il Giro di Sicilia Open Fiber returns to the international cycling arena in style. Images of the race (produced live for two hours every day) will be broadcast all over the world.

    In Italy, the race will have two hours broadcast live on  Rai Sport +HD. In France the broadcaster will be La Chaine L’Équipe, while Eurosport will cover the race internationally across 53 European countries, in Australia and in 10 South-East Asia territories.

    In the Far East, Japanese fans can follow the race live on DAZN; in New Zealand, the race will be broadcast by Sky Sports.

    In the Americas, Il Giro di Sicilia Open Fiber will be broadcast live on the Fubo.TV and FloSports platforms (in the US and Canada), and on TDN in Mexico and Central America.

    In all the remaining territories the race will be available in live streaming on the Olympic Channel platforms. Footage of the race will also be distributed around the world through SNTV.

    So it may only be only available from the countries without broadcasting rights though. We'll see tomorrow, I guess.

    Also the ~pdf final startlist is available now - without #nippo Moreno Moser, who was previously announced to lead Nippo. Also #wanty Andreas Pasqualon is one of the bigger names taken off the list.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #27 on: April 02, 2019, 21:21 »
     

    So it may only be only available from the countries without broadcasting rights though. We'll see tomorrow, I guess.


    Which basically means that countries without broadcasting rights will have better (live) coverage than countries with broadcasting rights. Only 1 stage live in the UK, 2 in other Eurosport countries. In both cases, no live coverage of the Etna stage.
     
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #28 on: April 02, 2019, 21:49 »
    yeah, to be fair, as a late addition it was probably difficult to fit in. And most of the time there are good streams available for l'Équipe at least.
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    Re: Ciclismo Cup 2019 (Giro di Sicilia)
    « Reply #29 on: April 03, 2019, 16:48 »
    in the end the Olympic Channel showed cycling indeed, and unrestricted - but it was a full replay of the 2016 Rio road race instead :P

    Nothing too spectatcular happened anyway though. The expected bunch sprint was never in doubt, and after the #uae UAE train departed way too early, Sebastian Molano ran out of steam in the final meters and was passed by an armada of Italian (P)CT sprinters.

    After coming 2nd in the opening stage of Coppi e Bartali last week, this time #giotti Riccardo Stacchiotti did one better and took the first win of the season for his Romanian-Italian Giotti Victoria team.



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