View Full Version : Cycling: Giro d'Italia starts in Denmark (Stage 4 Verona(Ita) v Verona(Ita) today)

May 3rd, 2012, 11:04 PM
Anybody exciting about the race start tomorrow? :wavey:

Even we are just past midnight and sat. start... ;)

BTW, I Live only 60 KM away from the first Sprint point! Near the danish westcoast...

May 4th, 2012, 03:11 PM
Training starts today, when one on bike hits a car, it was open for normally cars on the roads... :eek:

The Crow
May 4th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Wouter :sad: It's already been 1 year :eek: :sad:

So, who's the favourite?

May 4th, 2012, 06:07 PM
tomorrow only 7.8 KM alone ride... or prolog.

Dane Bjarne Riis think one from his team can win 1st stage...

The Crow
May 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Does Tony Martin participate? Then he would be my favourite for the prologue.

May 4th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Any particular reason it starts in Denmark?

May 4th, 2012, 07:44 PM
Bjarne Riis and Herning.

(The cycling city in Denmark and where Riis userly lived)

Ithink they tries to make Tour de France start here, but got Giroen... ;)

May 4th, 2012, 08:20 PM
www.girostart2012.dk or .com maybe with a start list...

edit: Tony Martin not here... Frank Schleckt(sp?) was added in last minute...

May 4th, 2012, 08:37 PM
The faves just want to leave DEN ASAP and get the race started in Italy... ;)


May 5th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Any particular reason it starts in Denmark?

I've posed that question to several cycling fans but nobody seems to know. Perhaps the administrators want to expand sponsorships and give added publicity to the event. After all, the TDF has greater international prestige while GTI is deserving of an equal rating.

May 5th, 2012, 03:03 PM
soon 16:10 CET the coverage from Herning begins... :)

May 6th, 2012, 06:32 AM
One from USA won the 1st Stage.

3) Alex Rasmussen Denmark :)

May 6th, 2012, 06:36 AM
Taylor Phinney won the pink shirt in Denmark...

Han kalder det en ære at bære trøjen i Giro d'Italia i Danmark.

Det blev hverken Alex Rasmussen eller Team Saxo Bank, som gik i lyserødt på første etape af Giro d'Italia, men derimod en af de største favoritter, Taylor Phinney. Amerikaneren leverede et brag af en enkeltstart, da han kørte de 8,7 kilometer i tiden 10'26". Ni sekunder hurtigere end Geraint Thomas på andenpladsen, og 13 sekunder hurtigere end hjemmebanefavoritten, Alex Rasmussen.

På det efterfølgende pressemøde var Phinney både stolt og lettet over, at hans mission i Herning var lykkedes.

May 6th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Phinney still leads after a mass sprint today. After a crash just before the finish only few was in the main Sprint...

May 7th, 2012, 12:40 PM
I was away to watch the cycling yesterday, the danish cities has set much work to be ready for the Tour... :)

But 3 hours wait and in 10 minuts it was all over... ;)

May 7th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Again today a big crash just before the finish, where the leader was down...

May 8th, 2012, 02:22 AM
I was away to watch the cycling yesterday, the danish cities has set much work to be ready for the Tour...

But 3 hours wait and in 10 minuts it was all over... I was there in some hours before the rides came as I don't know what time is was.
There were not many ppl in the small town Søndervig a vacation city near the westcoast when I arrived, but a big tent was set up where they sold and gave away Italian food and wine...and houses was been painted in pink og they gave away 2000 pink t-shirts so all was in pink before the bike riders came, then highlight was when the danish Crown Prins unexpected arrived at the Sprint, where I stod... But after all the party before it was not much ''fun'' the 10 minuts when they field arrived and was gone soon after... to the next town...

May 8th, 2012, 04:52 AM

big crash

Cavendish and Phinney both injured:


To me Ferrari should be disqualified for endangering the others. But Italy rarely does anything like that to its athletes. As Cavendish said later on: “Is the team of Roberto Ferrari or the UCI [International Cycling Union] going to do the right thing? Other riders including myself have been sent home for much less.”

May 8th, 2012, 06:42 PM
That move Ferrari did was pure madness. Cavendish is right, Ferrari should have been sent home.

King Halep
May 27th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Ryder Hesjedal is the first Canadian to win a big tour

May 27th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Bravo Ryder Hesjedal! :banana: