Giro d'Italia: The rise of generation next

The new millennium was heralded as the change of an era, both from a global context and within cycling. It was a period marked by the rise and rise of unknown riders impressing, and taking the limelight from some of their perhaps more respected elders. We saw a new generation of Italians, Spaniards, Australians and a particularly impressive Luxembourger come out of the woodwork – and there were no shortage of conflicts arise as a result.

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