If this year's Giro d'Italia was to stay on its current course there would be little doubt as to its eventual winner, writes Anthony Tan. The question is, will it?
"He's getting better. He's getting better or people aren't recovering as good - I don't know what it is." Herein lies the tale of the 2018 Giro to date. Mitchelton-Scott head sports director Matt White uttered as much to journalist Richard...

Tan Lines: The Giro Game

With at least five riders still in contention, everything points towards a denouement in the third week. How the 2018 Giro ends up depends largely on the gameplay among its protagonists, writes Anthony Tan.
The capital of Belarus is a heck of a way from Gran Sasso d'Italia, but on the second of three rest days at the 2018 Giro, I wonder if the maglia rosa thought about his time in Minsk some five years ago, and how it might help him pull off ...
The first major mountain finish provided clues but no firm answers as to who may win the 2018 Giro d'Italia, writes Anthony Tan.
Rohan Dennis was right to give himself four years to prosecute his Grand Tour ambitions, because that's exactly how long it's taken Simon Yates to fulfil the first of his. "Today I finally realised my goal," he said after donning the magli...
We've heard what they've had to say, but the road will tell the true tale at this Giro d'Italia, writes Anthony Tan.
It's hard to keep your mind on the job at hand when you constantly get asked questions about other things. If Chris Froome and Team Sky have found a plausible explanation for his adverse analytical finding at last year's Vuelta a España, w...
Ever since the route announcement last November, the 2018 Giro d'Italia has been a politically charged affair. A cast of contenders and a course to match has potential to make the racing equally electrified, writes Anthony Tan.
That a precedent has been set saying you cannot win the Giro and Tour unless you're on drugs has seemed not to deter the two biggest favourites at this year's Corsa Rosa. In 2011 Alberto Contador, considered one of the best Grand Tour ride...
Nearly eight years have passed since Floyd Landis filed a whistle-blower suit in US Federal court against former teammate Lance Armstrong.
Landis alleged that Armstrong, sports director Johan Bruyneel, financier Thomas Weisel, Armstrong’s agent Bill Stapleton, friend and business manager Bart Knaggs, along with other businesses associated with the seven-time Tour de France wi...
Despite declaring "I don't want to do professional cycling any more", it wasn't long before Andy Rihs' infectious optimism saw him return - and Australian cycling fans can be ever thankful for it, writes Anthony Tan.
There was a heck of a lot of hype leading to the first event of the 2010 ProTour (now called WorldTour), and BMC Racing Team owner Andy Rihs wanted to be a part of it. After reaching what he thought was his apotheosis in cycling as team ow...
The Aussie gold rush on the Gold Coast got Anthony Tan a bit blasé and cynical - until a wheelchair athlete showed what this year's Commonwealth Games meant for people like him.
"People say for road cycling Commonwealth Games isn't that big a deal. But you know what? I'm Commonwealth Games champion and it's a big f**king deal!" - Chloe Hosking Another gold. Another Australian athlete. Another 'Australians all let...
Controversial, we know - but when has Anthony Tan been anything but? He gives seven reasons why he rates a Sunday in Hell ahead of La Grande Boucle.
The (lack of) serenity Fans who watch Flanders and Roubaix haven't come to see a meandering peloton ride through a field of sunflowers as they sip champagne and eat cheese and crackers, all while Louis Armstrong's What a wonderful world or...
When they have wronged, are we too harsh on our sports stars or too lenient? Do bans - the equivalent of going to the lock-up - even work? And should sporting crime be treated any differently to real-world crime? Anthony Tan reflects on a few such...
Go to Wikipedia's 'List of doping cases in cycling' and the very first sentence will tell you "The following is an incomplete list of doping cases and recurring accusations of doping in professional cycling" - yet it nevertheless cracks th...