The racing season is almost over and a long winter beckons, but one thing October brings - apart from falling leaves and the Giro di Lombardia - is the route announcements of the next year's Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
The 2014 Giro of course starts in Ireland, and we're looking forward to the official launch in Milan on Monday, but in the meantime organisers RCS Sport have released their promo video for the 2014 race which is in fact a helter skelter look back at this year's edition. We like it.
And if, as the Dude said, you're not into the whole brevity thing, here's a longer 10-minute video of this year's race.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.