Cycling: Pogacar, Ganna and the secrets of the Giro in the G Magazine insert

Focus on Sanremo on Saturday in the 96 pages of the special. And then the great sprinters, the World Championship, the Balsamo world champion, cycling tourism on the Mortirolo …

There are moments that are worth a season. On Saturday, when the Milan-Sanremo number 113 will move from the Vigorelli velodrome for the first time in its history, everything is reset. The victories achieved in recent weeks, the small successes that make up the ranking and little appeal. Everything becomes a pebble in front of the mountain: Sanremo is one of the five pillars of world cycling, of the history of the bike. This is what changes sporting life and career.

the insert

Tomorrow, 24 hours after the Classicissima, an unmissable insert for fans will come out as a gift with the Gazzetta dello Sport: the G Magazine, 96 pages to be experienced, dedicated to the great cycling season and its appointments. It starts with an exclusive interview with Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, the new phenomenon who at 23 is rewriting all hierarchies. After winning Liège and Lombardy in 2021, here he is in front of the highest bar: the Sanremo. He talks about himself and his private life, the youth team he sponsors and the Giro d’Italia goal in 2023. There is a portrait of the “cycling champagne” of the two-time world champion Alpahilippe, the Milan-Sanremo analyzed according to the champions from laps that have conquered it and the memory of Chiappucci 1991, a victory born on the Turchino (climb which returns on Saturday after two years).

The stage races chapter, with a focus on the Giro d’Italia, its departures from abroad (Budapest will be the 14th time) and the final arrivals at the Verona Arena, is articulated with the memories of Vincenzo Nibali for each of the 10 Tours disputed; the portrait of the French Thibaut Pinot, one of the stars of the Tour of the Alps, and his world apart with the goat and sheep farm to which he will dedicate himself at the end of his career; the new “Superman” Tom Pidcock, who after the Olympic gold of the MTB and the world one of the cyclocross wants to amaze also on the road; Primoz Roglic from Slovenia, in search of poker at the Vuelta. But above all with an interview with Filippo Ganna, called in the summer to the double goal: first yellow jersey of the Tour de France (the last was Moser in 1975) and then the Hour record. There is a gallery of the great sprinters of history: Van Steenbergen, De Vlaeminck, Cipollini and Cavendish. The focus on the World Cup in Australia with coach Bennati. Do not miss the pink planet, with the interview with the world champion Elisa Balsamo and the cycle tourism section: the itineraries for cycling freely on the different slopes of Mortirolo, one of the most anticipated climbs of the pink race. Space also for lifestyle and the Giro d’Italia of flavors: it combines iconic places of this sport with gastronomic stops.