Vini Zabù withdraws from the Giro d’Italia after another doping case, Androni Giocattoli to replace it

Two months ago the organizers of the the 104th Giro d’Italia revealed its wildcard team invitations and some were disappointed in the omission of Italian ProTeam Androni Giocattoli after three consecutive Giros. However, on Thursday, another Italian ProTeam, Vini Zabù, withdrew from the race following yet another doping scandal and Androni Giocattoli Sidermec will answer […]

Italian Road Star of the 90’s Mario Chiesa Gets PEZ’d!

Ex-rider interview: Mario Chiesa stuck with the same manager his whole professional team and, more importantly, his manager stuck with him from 1988 to 1997. As ‘road captain’ he helped to guided riders like Marco Pantani, Urs Zimmermann and Claudio Chiappucci to some big victories. More recently he’s been behind the steering wheel of nine […]

Look What’s Fresh @ Merlin

With our wealth of experience and knowledge of bikes and associated gear here at Merlin, we like to put our own name to products which we really like, as well as stocking the big brands. It gives more choice and price points for quality bike gear, and we are all for that. Last week saw […]

AMSTEL’21: Who Will Take the Beer?

Amstel Gold Race Preview: Holland’s only one-day Classic was cancelled in 2020 and nearly didn’t happen this year, but with a closed circuit and no fans, the Amstel Gold Race will go ahead this Sunday. Ed Hood gives us his ‘lowdown’ on the race and the likely ‘Top Men’ for the Dutch Golden Race. No […]

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