Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer

  Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer By Justin DAVIS   Blockhaus, Italy, May 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals. Quintana, a two-time runner-up at the Tour de France who won the 2014 Giro, had … [Read more...]

Tour of California Makes 2017 Appearance Loaded With Stars

Sanchez, US riders top Tour of California contenders   Los Angeles, May 12, 2017 (AFP) - Spain's Samuel Sanchez and American riders Andrew Talansky and Brent Bookwalter are expected to be among the title contenders when the 12th Tour of California cycling stage race begins Sunday. The race makes its debut on the International Cycling Union's WorldTour, but conflicts with the Giro … [Read more...]

Izagirre Dashes Italian Giro Hopes, Jungels Defends Pink

Gorka Izagirre Keeps Hosts Waiting For Giro d'Italia Win By Justin DAVIS   Peschici, Italy, May 13, 2017 (AFP) - Spain's Gorka Izagirre kept the hosts waiting for a win at the 100th Giro d'Italia after capturing a thrilling eighth stage victory on Saturday. Luxembourg's Bob Jungels retained the race leader's pink jersey with a six-second lead on Britain's Geraint Thomas (Sky) after … [Read more...]

Joyous Ewan Bags Maiden Giro Stage, Jungels Still In Pink

Ewan Celebrating Maiden Giro d'Italia Stage Win By Justin DAVIS Alberobello, Italy, May 12, 2017 (AFP) - Australian Caleb Ewan eclipsed a "difficult" week to snatch his maiden Giro d'Italia stage on Friday as race leader Bob Jungels looked ahead to the pink jersey battle. Ewan, who won a stage at the Vuelta a Espana two years ago, came agonisingly close to opening his Giro account for the … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 6 Has Silvan Dillier In State Of Disbelief

  Silvan Diller In State Of Disbelief By Justin DAVIS Terme Luigiane, Italy, May 11, 2017 (AFP) - Silvan Dillier was in disbelief after bouncing back from a puncture to cap a 200km breakaway with the biggest win of his career in a thrilling Giro d'Italia sixth stage on Thursday. BMC's Dillier suffered a flat tire in the opening meters of an undulating 217km ride from Reggio di … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Pink Jersey For Jungels As Pibernik Bungles Stage 5

By Justin DAVIS Messina, Italy, May 10, 2017 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Bob Jungels kept Britain's Geraint Thomas at bay to retain the Giro d'Italia pink jersey Wednesday after a "crazy" fifth stage that saw two riders celebrate victory. Jungels, who took the race lead from Quick Step teammate Fernando Gaviria after a fourth-stage finish on Mount Etna, maintained his … [Read more...]

Polanc Conquers The Etna, While Jungels In Giro d’Italia Pink

By Justin DAVIS Etna, Italy, May 9, 2017 - Slovenian Jan Polanc conquered the prestigious Giro d'Italia fourth stage to Mount Etna on Tuesday as Luxembourg's Bob Jungels took the pink jersey to keep the race lead with his Quick Step team. Climbing specialist Polanc, who races for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) team, was part of a four-man breakaway that pulled … [Read more...]

Greipel Thrilled Pink With Giro Stage 2 Win For Sick Mum

By Justin DAVIS Tortolì, Italy, May 6, 2017 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel bounced back from an untimely puncture to power his way to a stage two victory on the 100th Giro d'Italia Saturday that gave him possession of the leader's pink jersey. Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla', was unstoppable in a thrilling bunch sprint that allowed the German national champion … [Read more...]

Double Giro Delight For Austrian Upstart Lukas Postlberger

By Justin DAVIS Olbia, Italy, May 5, 2017 (AFP) - Austria's Lukas Postlberger upset the sprinters on the opening stage of the 100th Giro d'Italia Friday with a sensational finish that secured an unlikely win and the race leader's pink jersey. A host of top sprinters looked to have set up a bunch sprint for the end of the 206 km ride from Alghero to Olbia on the … [Read more...]

Phillipe Gilbert Claims His Fourth Amstel Gold Race Victory

Valkenburg, Netherlands, April 16, 2017 (AFP) - Philippe Gilbert continued his fine start to the season by winning the prestigious Amstel Gold Race for the fourth time on Sunday -- and then made short work of a celebratory beer on the podium. At the end of a punishing 260km course that included 35 climbs, Belgian Gilbert outsprinted 2015 winner Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland in a tactical … [Read more...]