Happy to be a commuter and occasional tourist, and generally disinterested in professional sports, I've never really paid much attention to bicycle racing. But after watching the Giro d'Italia these past few weeks, I am enthralled by the athletic skill, strength, and endurance of the racers.
While it's one thing to watch in awe and amazement as these guys ride so fast and so far, I feel like I'm missing a lot because I don't understand any of the details of racing. Some of it I can figure out from the context, but frequently the OLN announcers might as well be speaking in Italian (and may well have been) for all the understanding I got from it.
Does anyone know of any web sites that explain a bit about what goes on in a major professional race, something of the terminology used in a race, and maybe something about the strategy that the teams and the individual riders use?