The first episode of Kilometre 0 at the Giro d’Italia offers a flavour of the opening few days in the Netherlands, includes a brief history of foreign starts for Grand Tours, and looks at the logistics of Monday’s 2,000km transfer to southern Italy.
What’s it like for an Italian to ride his national tour on Dutch soil, and for a Dutchman to do the Giro on home roads – Elia Viviani and Bram Tankink tell us. And how far is too far – Joe Dombrowski, Sir Dave Brailsford, Fabrizio Guidi and others react to the rumour of a future Giro start in Japan. Finally, we hear from the men who have the toughest job on transfer day – the mechanics.
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