Quintana In Pink, But Dumoulin Sights Last-Gasp Giro Win

Quintana In Pink, But Dumoulin Still In Sight By Justin DAVIS Asiago, Italy, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana retained the Giro d'Italia pink jersey after a 20th and penultimate stage won by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot that saw Dutchman Tom Dumoulin remain in victory contention. Pinot, of the FDJ team, claimed his maiden Giro stage after dominating a five-man bunch sprint at the … [Read more...]

Quintana Back In Giro Pink As Dumoulin Struggles On Stage 19

Quintana Back In Giro On Stage 19 By Justin DAVIS     Piancavallo, Italy, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Former winner Nairo Quintana took the Giro d'Italia pink jersey from Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin on Friday but the Colombian climber warned the race is "far from over" with two stages left. "It's still quite difficult," Quintana said when asked if he could win in Milan on … [Read more...]

The Unstoppable Gaviria Claims Fourth Giro Win

The Unstoppable Gaviria Fourpetes   Tortona, Italy, May 19, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria underlined his status as the 100th Giro d'Italia's top sprinter after powering to an impressive fourth victory at the end of stage 13 on Friday. Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, looked out of contention during a hectic dash for the finish but produced a ferocious late burst to stun … [Read more...]

Hat-Trick For Gaviria As Dumoulin Defends Giro Pink

Hat-Trick For Gaviria On Stage 12     Reggio Emilia, Italy, May 18, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Fernando Gaviria staked his claim for the sprinters top prize at the 100th Giro d'Italia after powering to a third win on stage 12 that frustrated the hosts again Thursday. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, retained the race leader's pink jersey and an overall lead of 2min 23sec … [Read more...]

World Champion Sagan Rockets To TOC 16th Career Win

WORLD CHAMPION PETER SAGAN ROCKETS TO 16TH CAREER  Amgen TOUR OF CALIFORNIA STAGE WIN IN CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST   Seconds Separate Race Leaders Heading into Tomorrow’s 99-mile Ride from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita   MORRO BAY, Calif. (May 16, 2017) – BORA-hansgrohe’s two-time defending World Champion Peter Sagan (SVK) charged from behind and overtook a group sprint … [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...]

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...]