As the opening week of the 2013 Giro d'Italia draws to a close, here's the second of IG Markets' Insight videos in which Daniel Lloyd - who rode the race twice as a pro and is now DS at IG Markets-Specialized Sport, among other things - looks at some of the key stages and star riders.
With a potentially crucial individual time trial looming, the main focus this time is Team Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins, as well as his rivalry with Astana's Vincenzo Nibali; last year, it was Wiggins' massive superiority against the clock that proved to be the bedrock for his Tour de France victory.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.