Dear Santa of cyclists,
no snow on the plains this year, and your tires won’t risk skidding, so tonight you’ll be putting in the usual millions of miles to keep us all happy, each in our own way.
Some asked you to bring them the shape of yesteryear, others the new Dura Ace groupset, others a full carbon frame that is an ounce lighter so they can break away from their friends on imaginary climbs; some asked for an e-bike, others to finally be able to participate in the Giro-E, which in 2022 could see the largest number of teams ever lined up. There are those who hope for a new Pantani, those who hope for an heir to Nibali, those who can’t wait for the Giro to start because the summer begins with the Giro. There are those who dream of a Bianchi Aria and those who dream of a cromovelata to ride the Eroica, those who dream of an e-gravel bike and those who fancy the latest generation of moped to pedal even when the storm is raging outside.