Professional riders Michael Barry of Sky Procycling and Dan Lloyd of Team IG-Sigma Sport rode stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia for this video preview.

Along the way, Barry and Lloyd give you an insight into what it takes to ride a mountains stage of the Giro, including tips to combat the cold, keeping energy levels up, descending skills and much more.

The 186km stage from Falzes/Pfalzen to Cortina d’Ampezzo covers four spectacular mountain climbs in the snow-covered Dolomites, with a breathtaking descent to the finish in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

To watch the video clip, click on the ‘play’ button below. You can watch a high definition, full-screen version by clicking the ‘go full screen’ button in the bottom right of the video window.

Giro d’Italia 2012: Latest news

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Cavendish’s Sky lead-out still on learning curve

Orica-GreenEdge to strengthen sprint train in Tour de France

Schleck struggles on with dislocated shoulder

Rodriguez up against more experienced rivals in Giro

Bak from worker to winner at the Giro

Cavendish disappointed to lose Giro stage in Montecatini Terme

Goss shaping up as Orica-GreenEdge leader

Hesjedal happy with Giro performance despite losing lead

Pinotti alters Giro plans after losing time in mountains

Pozzato apologises for role in causing crash

Hesjedal has tough day as Giro leader

Schleck building form in Giro for final week in Alps

English speakers on top

Giro favourites to make move in first mountain finish

Malori will relish time in Giro lead

Giro d’Italia 2012: Live coverage

Giro d’Italia 2012 live text coverage schedule

Giro d’Italia 2012: Stage reports

Stage 15: Rabottini takes tough win in Giro

Stage 14: Amador wins Giro’s first high mountain stage as Hesjedal reclaims lead

Stage 13: Cavendish makes it three

Stage 12: Bak attacks to win

Stage 11: Ferrari wins Giro stage on ride to redemption

Stage 10: Rodriguez wins thrilling finale to take lead

Stage nine: Ventoso wins in Frosinone as Goss and Cavendish fall

Stage eight: Pozzovivo takes another Giro win

Stage seven: Hesjedal moves into Giro lead

Stage six: Rubiano solos to epic Giro stage win

Stage five: Cavendish bounces back for another stage win

Stage four: Garmin-Barracuda win TTT to take lead

Stage three: Goss wins in Horsens as Cavendish and Phinney crash

Stage two: Cavendish wins in Herning

Stage one: Phinney wins time trial

Giro d’Italia 2012: Photo galleries

Stage 15 photo gallery

Stage 14 photo gallery

Stage 13 photo gallery

Stage 12 photo gallery

Stage 11 photo gallery

Stage 10 photo gallery

Stage nine photo gallery

Stage eight photo gallery

Stage seven photo gallery

Stage six photo gallery

Stage five photo gallery

Stage four photo gallery

Stage three photo gallery

Stage two photo gallery

Stage one photo gallery

Giro d’Italia 2012: Teams and riders

Giro d’Italia 2012 start list

Giro d’Italia 2012: TV guide

Giro d’Italia 2012: British Eurosport TV schedule


  • rab williams

    Tremendous – comphrehensive – no bullshit – good language- ‘cool was a great word at one tine and it suits this clip – was like listening to Leinster’s Leo Cullen speaking after saturday’s Heineken Cup as everything around him was, naturally, going mad.

    Congratulations to everyone in this production.