Nibali Wins A Dramatic 99th Running Of The Giro d’Italia

Turin, Italy, May 29, 2016 (AFP) - Astana's Vincenzo Nibali secured his second Giro d'Italia triumph on Sunday after topping a dramatic 99th edition that saw key rival Steven Kruijswijk agonisingly crash during the final stages. Germany's Nikias Arndt, of the Giant team, celebrated winning the final stage into Turin although it came only after Giacomo Nizzolo, of the Trek team, was stripped … [Read more...]

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

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...]

Stuyven Wins Crash-Dominated Vuelta 8th Stage

By Kieran CANNING Murcia, Spain, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian Jasper Stuyven took victory despite suffering a broken bone in his wrist on the eighth stage of Spain's Vuelta on a day dominated by high-profile crashes. Ireland's Dan Martin, who was lying third in the overall classification overnight, and American Tejay van Garderen were forced to withdraw from … [Read more...]

Valverde Nips Sagan To Win Vuelta A Espana Stage 4

By Kieran CANNING Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, Aug 25, 2015 (AFP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde claimed victory on the fourth stage of Spain's Vuelta on Tuesday as Slovakia's Peter Sagan again had to settle for second place. Sagan won his first Grand Tour stage for two years on Monday after finishing second five times at the Tour de France last month, but … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Vuelta A Espana Stage 3, Chaves Keeps Lead

M├ílaga, Spain, Aug 24, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan claimed his first Grand Tour stage victory in two years on the third stage of the Spain's Vuelta on Monday. The 25-year-old Saxo-Tinkoff rider edged out France's Nacer Bouhanni and German John Degenkolb in a sprint to the line at the end of the 158.4km ride from Mijas to Malaga in time of 4hr 06min 46sec. Colombia's Esteban … [Read more...]