1) The Giro d’Italia begins this weekend and it’s a ruddy hard race. Tao Geoghegan Hart won last year, much to the surprise of many. The 1974 battle between Eddy Merckx and Felice Gimondi was legendary, ending with the Belgian winning the title by just 12 seconds. Conveniently, someone made a documentary about this vintage year. Elsewhere, Geraint Thomas prevailed at the Tour de Romandie despite a freak crash just before the line on the penultimate stage.