No, Sir Bradley hasn’t had to sign on in the wake of the Lance Armstrong revelations, but in fact the Gold Medal Olympian and Tour de France Winner has decided that his aim for 2013 is the Tour of Italy, or the Giro d'Italia to give it its correct title. So that means the single with Paul Weller will have to wait a bit longer too!!


The Sky team with Sir Bradley at the helm have decided to make this particular tour there main aim after details of the course were released. It seems they like the mix of mountain legs and time trials that the Italian organisers have put together, in an attempt to tempt to get Sir Bradley to race and it has worked.


The tour gets underway in Naples on May 4th with a 156km stage and finishes just over three weeks later in Brescia after stage 21, a mere 199km. The distance for the whole race is over 4,300km in total from start to finish. But don’t worry they do get two rest days during the


This means that Chris Froome will lead the Sky Team in the Tour de France, as this takes place just five weeks later. The Sky team really mean business this year, and they have started early by gaining a third place with Geraint Thomas at ‘The Tour Down Under’ this week.


So now’s the time to treat yourself to a new cycling jersey from the website, get on your bike and get some miles covered in an attempt to emulate the stars of the road. The Dare2b cycling Jerseys, for example, are lightweight polyester, with elastene stretch fabric, so are quick drying and feature mesh venting zones and an anti-bacterial odour control treatment, so just the thing.