giro giro

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office
  2. (n) a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so

Usage(s):

  1. Anyone who can fly an ordinary airplane can, with little additional instruction, fly an autogiro.
  2. Sooner or later it was inevitable that, as autogiros came into common use, there should be crackups.
  3. He made the rotor blades of his next giro flexible.

News

  1. Canada's Hesjedal injured in crash at Tour de Suisse

    BERNE (Reuters) - Former Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada suffered several injuries in a crash during the third stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Monday and has withdrawn from the race, his Garmin-Sharp team said. The 32-year-old, who had been planning to use the nine-day Swiss Tour to prepare for the Tour de France which starts on June 29, took a "heavy blow to the neck and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Cycling-Canada's Hesjedal injured in crash at Tour de Suisse

    BERNE, June 10 (Reuters) - Former Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada suffered several injuries in a crash during the third stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Monday and has withdrawn from the race, his Garmin-Sharp team said. The 32-year-old, who had been planning to use the nine-day Swiss Tour to prepare for the Tour de France which starts on June 29, took a "heavy blow to the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. 2014 Giro d’Italia to feature historic start in Belfast

    Bike racing in Ireland has been put on hold since the Tour of Ireland stopped after 2009. The 2014 Giro, however, will start in Belfast and will roll through Dublin before heading to Italy. Photo: Graham Watson | www.grahamwatson.com The year's first grand tour will spend three days on the Emerald Isle, including a run through Dublin, before moving to Italy
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Velo News

Quotes

  1. "It's going to be a very difficult stage," Basso said. "This stage doesn't suit my skills and I will have to be very relaxed. But we had a stage with the same kind of stress level during the Giro, and I handled it well."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Ivan Basso Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Being at the start of the Giro is no problem," Bruyneel said. "But he has to have at least a decent level to be in the race and to compete at a certain level. ...... Now it's almost clear that he's not going to be able to be a contender but...
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Johan Bruyneel Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I don't have any experience with this race," Armstrong said. "The other day I trained with Axel Merckx and I asked him a ton of questions. I'm excited. I'm certainly coming to try to win, because there's a chance that the Giro is the only...
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Lance Armstrong Source: USA Today

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