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S11 Ep36: Girovagando – The XL Giro d’Italia Preview

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On Saturday the Giro d’Italia rolls out of Pescara on the Adriatic coast and, as ever, The Cycling Podcast will be there to document every stage, every polemica and every violation of the sacred codes of Italian gastronomy. 

In this episode, Daniel Friebe, Lionel Birnie and Brian Nygaard present our comprehensive preview of the first Grand Tour of 2023: who is riding, where the race is going and – if you’ll indulge our uncharacteristic speculation – who is likely to be in pink when the peloton arrives in Rome. 

We hear, too, from our sometime Italian historical and cultural guru, John Foot, about the state of Il Bel Paese in 2023. There are also interviews with one of the men masterminding Remco Evenepoel’s Giro bid, Soudal-Quickstep coach Vasilis Anastopoulos, and the journalist who, whatever happens on the road, will, as ever, be the undisputed crowd favourite of the next month, Ciro Scognamiglio of La Gazzetta dello Sport. 

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