Kruijswijk Stretches Lead, Valverde Gets His Maiden Giro Win

Milan, May 24, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk moved closer to a history-making Giro d'Italia triumph Tuesday after stretching his lead over Esteban Chaves and Vincenzo Nibali in a thrilling 16th stage won by Alejandro Valverde. Kruijswijk, of the Lotto team, started the hilly 132 km race from Bressanone to Andalo with a 2min 12sec lead on Colombian Chaves (Orica) and 2:51 on 2013 … [Read more...]

Foliforov Triumphs On Giro Stage 15, Kruijswijk Tightens Grip On Pink

Alpe di Siusi, Italy, May 22, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk tightened his grip on the Giro d'Italia pink jersey Sunday after a 15th stage time trial won by Russian Alexander Foliforov and which may prove fatal to Italian Vincenzo Nibali's victory hopes. Foliforov, a Russian who rides for the Gazprom team, stunned the field with a winning time of 28min 39sec for the tough 10.8 km … [Read more...]

Kristoff Wins, Vos Wins, As The Tour of California Rolls On

Men’s and Women’s Road Race Champions Will Be Decided in the Shadow of the Capitol Building Tomorrow in Sacramento SANTA ROSA, CALIF. (May 21, 2016) – With thousands of fans lining the streets of Santa Rosa, Team KATUSHA’s star sprinter Alexander Kristoff (NOR) catapulted to a stage win, his eighth of the season, by a rim over all-time Amgen Tour of California stage win record holder … [Read more...]

Chaves Wins Epic Giro Queen’s Stage, As Kruijswijk In Pink Jersey

Giro d'Italia 2016 Stage 14

Corvara, Italy, May 21, 2016 (AFP) - Colombian Esteban Chaves snatched victory on an epic 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia Saturday that saw Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk take the pink jersey and favorite Vincenzo Nibali boost his overall victory hopes. Costa Rican Andrey Amador had started the 210km stage from Alpago to Corvara -- considered the race's 'Queen Stage' -- as the new race leader … [Read more...]

Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of California Time Trial With Authority

Rohan Dennis Wins ATOC Stage 6

San Francisco, May 21, 2016 (AFP) - Australia's Rohan Dennis won Friday's sixth stage time trial in the Tour of California while France's Julian Alaphilippe finished eighth to retain his grip on the overall lead. BMC rider Dennis captured the 12.6-mile (20.3km) time trial around the town of Folsom in 24mins 16secs, defeating American Andrew Talansky of Cannondale by 17 seconds with US … [Read more...]

Sky’s Nieve Solos To Stage 13 Giro Win, Amador Grabs Pink Jersey

Giro d'Italia 2016 stage 13

Cividale del Friuli, Italy, May 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish climber Mikel Nieve soloed to victory on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia on Friday putting a smile back on Sky team's face after they lost their leader Mikel Landa to illness this week. The overall pink leader's jersey switched hands again after a tough mountain run, Movistar's Andrey Amador taking charge after the Costa Rican rider … [Read more...]

Greipel Thanks Lotto For Third Stage Win, Then Quits Giro d’Italia

99th Giro d'Italia 2016 stage - 12

Bibione, Italy, May 19, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel saluted a Lotto team masterclass that delivered him to his third sprint victory of the Giro d'Italia after a flat 182-kilometre 12th stage from Noale to Bibione. "It was amazing to follow the wheels of my teammates today," said Greipel. The Lotto team sprinter, claiming his sixth win overall from the race, held off a late … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Rides To His 15th Stage Win At Tour of California

stage- 4 Amgen Tour of California 2016

Thursday’s 132.4-mile Route Leads Cyclists from Lodi to Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe and the Highest Elevation in Race History at 8,600 Feet Four-day Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease™ Women’s Race Empowered with SRAM Kicks off Tomorrow in South Lake Tahoe Men’s and Women’s Stages Conclude at Same South Lake Tahoe Finish Line SALINAS, CALIF. (May 18, 2016) – … [Read more...]

Ulissi Takes His Second Win At Giro, Jungels Keeps The Lead

99th Giro d'Italia 2016 stage - 11

Asolo, Italy, May 18, 2016 (AFP) - Home rider Diego Ulissi took his second victory of the 2016 Giro d'Italia as he beat overall leader Bob Jungels and Andrey Amador in the 11th stage on Wednesday. The Italian, who also won the fourth stage, was part of a leading trio with Jungels and Amador that came home ahead of the other General Classification contenders after a 227km ride from Modena to … [Read more...]

Alaphilippe Claims Yellow With Queen Stage Win At Tour of California

stage- 3 Amgen Tour of California 2016

Longest Ride of the 8-day Stage Race on Tap Tomorrow with 133.6-mile Route from Morro Bay to Monterey County’s Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (May 17, 2016) – The leader jersey changed hands for the third time in three days at the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, with Etixx – Quick-Step’s Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) clutching the Queen Stage victory with a determined push up … [Read more...]