Bennett Ride Tour of Cali Victory In Pasadena

  Three U.S. Riders Place in the Top-5 at America’s Only WorldTour Professional Cycling Race   PASADENA, Calif. (May 20, 2017) – After cycling for seven days and 583 miles across California, Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett (NZL) claimed the 2017Amgen Tour of Californiarace championship today in Pasadena with an overall time of 22 hours, 54 minutes and 38 seconds at … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Denies Quintana To Win Giro 14th Stage

Dumoulin Stamps His Name On Stage 14   Oropa, Italy, May 20, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin further underlined his Giro d'Italia victory ambitions by stunning Colombian rival Nairo Quintana to claim victory on Saturday's 14th stage. "This is really incredible. I'm super, super happy," said Dumoulin, who attacked his Movistar rival inside the final two kilometres of an 11.8km climb … [Read more...]

Kiwi Bennett Rides Into Yellow Jersey At Tour of Cali

Bennett And Dibben Have A Great Day In Cali Los Angeles, May 20, 2017 (AFP) - Britain's Jonathan Dibben won the sixth stage of the Tour of California in Big Bear Lake on Friday while Kiwi George Bennett took over the yellow jersey with surprising time trial performance. The 27-year-old Bennett is considered a climbing specialist so his blazing time trial ride through the San Bernardino … [Read more...]

Talansky Finally Gets A Tour of California Stage Win

CALIFORNIAN ANDREW TALANSKY CLAIMS FIRST AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA STAGE WIN    With a Tight Leader Board Separated by Mere Seconds, Tomorrow’s Big Bear Lake Time Trial Will Be a Critical Stage for 2017 Race Championship Contenders  BALDY, Calif. (May 18, 2017) – It was an uphill battle – literally – for the race lead at today’s Amgen Tour of California, with Cannondale-Drapac … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Flies Into Giro Pink, Quintana Drops To Second

Domoulin Now Wears Giro Pink Jersey By Justin DAVIS     Montefalco, Italy, May 16, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin cruised to victory in the 10th stage time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to claim the race leader's pink jersey from Colombian Nairo Quintana. Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, flew over the rolling, 39.8 km course in the Sagrantino wine-growing region to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Amstel Gold Race Next On Greg Van Avermaet’s Race Agenda

14 April, 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) After standing on the podium at Paris-Roubaix with his Monument title to his name, Greg Van Avermaet will be back at the start line for Amstel Gold Race this Sunday, 16 April. Van Avermaet, who is eyeing his first podium result at Amstel Gold Race, is brimming with confidence after claiming victory at Paris-Roubaix. "My best result at Amstel … [Read more...]

Fabio Aru Out Of Giro d’Italia With Knee Injury

Milan, April 14, 2017 - Italian Fabio Aru has been forced out of next month's Giro d'Italia, which starts on his native island of Sardinia as part of celebrations for the 100th edition, his Astana team said on Monday. Aru, who was set to challenge defending champion Vincenzo Nibali for the pink jersey, crashed and hurt his knee while training in Spain last week. He was diagnosed with … [Read more...]