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

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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...]

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

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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...]

Ciccone Wins Giro d’Italia 10th Stage, Jungels Takes Pink Jersey

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Sestola, Italy, May 17, 2016 (AFP) - Italian Giulio Ciccone on Tuesday won the tenth stage of the Giro d'Italia, which was marked by the withdrawal of Sky team leader and race favourite Mikel Landa. Luxembourg's Bob Jungels took the leader's pink jersey from teammate Gianluca Brambilla after the 219km stage between Campi Bisenzio and Sestola, becoming the first man from his country to hold … [Read more...]

Mikel Landa Is Forced To Abandon The Giro d’Italia With Illness

Team Sky’s Mikel Landa has abandoned the Giro d’Italia on Stage 10 after suffering from illness. Landa, who started the day in 8th place overall, fell ill overnight but was able to start today’s 219km stage from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. However, despite the support of the team, he was quickly distanced by the peloton and the decision was made for him to abandon the race. Landa was … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 2: Barta ‘Most Courageous’

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Santa Clarita, California - Will Barta's day in the breakaway Monday at the Amgen Tour of California did not go unrewarded, despite the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team rider being reeled in with a kilometer to go. While two of his fellow escapees - Benjamin King (Cannondale Pro Cycling Team) and Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) - battled it out for the stage win, Barta rolled in with the peloton … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Defends His Tour of California Title With A Stage 1 Win

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Los Angeles, May 16, 2016 (AFP) - Reigning champion Peter Sagan extended his Tour of California stage victories record on Sunday as he opened the defense of his crown with a win. The Slovak Tinkoff rider sprinted to victory in the 106-mile (170.5km) first stage held in and around San Diego, finishing clear of Dutch duo Wouter Wippert and Dylan Groenewegen. Sagan, who won the Gent … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Again, As Lotto Scores A Giro Hat Trick

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Foligno, Italy, May 13, 2016 (AFP) - Andre Greipel overcame a late challenge by Australian Caleb Ewan to roar to an impressive sprint win on the Giro d'Italia and secure a hat-trick of victories for his Lotto team Friday. Germany's Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla' for his impressive physique, claimed his maiden win on the fifth stage of the 99th edition on Wednesday. It ended compatriot … [Read more...]

Vorganov Free To Race After UCI Lifts Doping Ban

Catanzaro, Italy, May 10, 2016 - Cycling's ruling body on Monday lifted Russian Eduard Vorganov's provisional suspension for testing positive for meldonium. The Katusha rider was banned in February after he emerged as one of a slew of sportsmen and women who had tested positive for the Latvian-made anti-ischemia drug which boosts oxygen supply to the blood and tissues in the body. The … [Read more...]

The Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia Starting On May 6th

Milan, May 6, 2016 - The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, which begins Friday in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands and ends May 29 in Turin: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8 km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190 km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen (Netherlands) to Arnhem (190 km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - … [Read more...]

The Climbs Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia In Detail

Milan, May 5, 2016 (AFP) - The 2016 Giro d'Italia features six mountaintop finishes, three of which are at high altitude (Alpe di Siusi, Risoul, Sant'Anna di Vinadio), with the remaining three in the 'medium' mountains of Roccaraso, Sestola and Andalo. Below is a list of the race's mountain stages, although it is worth noting that, unlike the Tour de France, none of the most difficult climbs … [Read more...]