Giro D’Italia 2019 Bikes, Teams & Stages Details

The elevator speech to present the 102nd edition of the mythical Giro D’Italia is 3 weeks of racing across Italia beautiful landscape with 18 teams composed of 8 riders starting the race and hoping to cover a total of 3,518.5 km and 21 stages which are 3 Individual Time Trial (TT) stages, 6 low difficulties stages, 7 medium difficulties stages, 5 high difficulties stages.

The Giro D’Italia is the first of the three “Grand Tours” of the season. The Giro is exciting to watch as the scenery is fantastic and the roads style makes it “nervous” and filled with action racing.

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DMCX Rodeo (650B Ti Trail MTB)

Aya’s 650B Trail Ti MTB

For this trail MTB the objective was to create a simple bike that roll up and down the single tracks and gravel roads of Japan Alps.

Sketch of 650B wheel sized MTB
Rodeo Ti Trail MTB

As the bike is aimed at rolling on smooth trails it was designed with a rigid fork, the addition of low pressure wide section tires ensure a bit of comfort and extra grip on rugged surface. Read more

Google IT Certification Part II

Following up on last month personal challenge to pass the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

Obviously things are getting more serious than the first part and the more I learn (or try to learn) about how networking works the more I realize how much I don’t know. Read more

Tour de Sicily (Il Giro di Sicilia)

– As I was watching the winner of the final stage of the Tour of Sicily (Giro di Sicilia) crossing the Finish line on top of Mount Etna I was wondering why on earth I never heard about this exciting 4 days stage race across the beautiful Sicilian island?
Then after a quick search I discovered the reason I never heard of it was because 42 years have passed since the last time the Sicilian race was held. Read more

Watch the UCI World Tour 2019

Every year I watch most of the UCI World Tour race live as they are broadcasted on most of the organizing countries national TVs. The good side of being in Japan is that all European races live broadcast correspond to the evening in Japan.

The 2019 UCI World Tour includes one day “Classic” races and goes up to three weeks “Grand Tour” like the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana. Read more