What Is The Autobus – Or “Grupetto” – In Bike Racing?

On a multi-day, mountainous, and 200+ kilometer-per-day race such as Tour de France, riders push their bodies to the absolute limit. Even years of experience and a lifetime of training may not be enough to stop riders from falling behind. You’d imagine that being in the group of riders right at the back of such … Read more

Marco Pantani: The Rise and Fall of Cycling’s Greatest Climber

Marco Pantani is revered by cyclists as arguably the greatest climber in the sport’s history. However, the story of this legend’s spectacular climb to greatness is mired in controversy, and ends tragically surrounded by doping allegations, depression, and addiction. Who was Marco Pantani? Why is he known as the greatest climber in history? What happened … Read more

Ultimate Giro d’Italia Jersey Guide: The Maglia Rosa And More

As the peloton races around the Italian countryside, you’ll notice the riders’ Giro d’Italia jerseys are just as colorful as the beautiful scenery. Just like the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia has its own set of colored jerseys for different classifications, with riders competing fiercely to win different each one. And the colored jerseys … Read more