For many years we have gone to Majorca in April for a weeks training/holiday. Fancy something different next year has anyone been to any of the Riccione Bike Hotels at this time of year? Thanks
Meersman too, or for you weirdos, some crazy Italian guy
We're almost there! Can Geraint get Sky off to a perfect start? Will Saxobank get a win on home turf? Or will celeste reign?
In a moment of madness I have entered the Granfondo Giordana 2012, having failed miserably to persuade anyone that I know to join me . Flight and accommodation booked for the solo trip - is anyone else doing this event?
So, the time has come. The first Grand Tour of 2012.
No previous winner, obvs, as Contador was banned.
Grainy Thomas will make an appearance, as will the Manx Express, in an attempt to gain the last points jersey that he hasn't won.
Pinotti's leading BMC.
I think that Basso will try and do well, as will Fuglsang.
Normal Italian Wildcards and net app: Giocattoli, Colnago-CSF Inox, Farnese Vini-Selle Italia, Team NetApp.
Jose Rujano is a personal favourite
Relatively straightforward Danish TT and two stages to start with.