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Swansea City boss told ‘on your bike’ – and enjoy cycling the climbs of South Wales!

Swansea City boss told 'on your bike' - and enjoy cycling the climbs of South Wales!

Premier League’s newest manager Francesco Guidolin reputedly got the Zoncolan included in Giro d’Italia… It’s not unusual for journalists to tell the manager of the local football club, ‘on your bike’ – but in the case of new Swansea City boss Francesco Guidolin, it’s not a case of wanting him out, instead it’s an invitation to explore some of the best cycling South Wales has to offer.

Former Vicenza and Udinese boss Guidolin, who took over the reins at the struggling FA Premier League club last week, hails from one of Italy’s cycling heartlands, the Veneto – and it turns out he’s a bit of a bike nut.

That point wasn’t lost on Wales Online (link is external) journalist Andy Howell, who has put together a 107 kilometre route the 60-year-old keen roadie may want to have a crack at including the climbs of the Cimla, Bwlch and Rhigos, all of which feature on the route of the Dragon Ride. The itinerary Howell has devised starts and finishes at the Liberty Stadium and also includes the cobbled one in three climb of Constitution Hill in Swansea, memorably climbed during the 2010 Tour of Britain with Michael Albasini claiming the stage […]

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