Nibali Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia With Stage 20 Success

Sant'Anna di Vinadio, Italie, May 28, 2016 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali all but secured a second Giro d'Italia success with a brave ride to sixth place on Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage. Starting the day second at 44sec behind leader Esteban Chaves, Italian Nibali put 1min 36sec into the Colombian to snatch the pink jersey. Sunday's flat, final stage from Cuneo to Torino is little … [Read more...]

Nibali Finally Sees Stage Success, As Chaves Takes Lead At Giro d’Italia

Risoul, France, May 27, 2016 (AFP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali of Astana escaped alone to a summit-finish victory in the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday whilst Colombia's Esteban Chaves rode into the pink jersey by coming third on the day. Pre-race favorite Nibali, 31, had been thought to be dead and buried at this Giro after starting the day fourth overall at 4min 43sec, but is now … [Read more...]

Kruijswijk Stretches Lead, Valverde Gets His Maiden Giro Win

Milan, May 24, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk moved closer to a history-making Giro d'Italia triumph Tuesday after stretching his lead over Esteban Chaves and Vincenzo Nibali in a thrilling 16th stage won by Alejandro Valverde. Kruijswijk, of the Lotto team, started the hilly 132 km race from Bressanone to Andalo with a 2min 12sec lead on Colombian Chaves (Orica) and 2:51 on 2013 … [Read more...]

Foliforov Triumphs On Giro Stage 15, Kruijswijk Tightens Grip On Pink

Alpe di Siusi, Italy, May 22, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk tightened his grip on the Giro d'Italia pink jersey Sunday after a 15th stage time trial won by Russian Alexander Foliforov and which may prove fatal to Italian Vincenzo Nibali's victory hopes. Foliforov, a Russian who rides for the Gazprom team, stunned the field with a winning time of 28min 39sec for the tough 10.8 km … [Read more...]

Lindeman Wins Vuelta Stage 7 As Froome Struggles In Heat

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Alto de Capileira, Spain, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Bert Jan Lindeman won Friday's seventh stage of Spain's Vuelta at La Alpujarra summit during a first stage in the mountains which proved gruelling for Britain's Chris Froome. The Lotto-Jumbo rider withstood the searing Andalusian heat, powering ahead of Belarusian Ilia Koshevoy of Lampre and Italy's Fabio Aru of Astana at … [Read more...]

Chaves Claims Vuelta Stage 6, And Regains Overall Lead

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By Kieran CANNING Sierra de Cazorla, Spain, Aug 27, 2015 (AFP) - Colombia's Esteban Chaves regained the lead of Spain's Vuelta by claiming his second victory of the race in Thursday's sixth stage. Chaves attacked for the line with just over two kilometres left on the 200.3km ride from Cordoba to Sierra de Cazorla to take victory from Ireland's Dan Martin and … [Read more...]

Chavez Takes Vuelta A Espana Lead, As Nibali Gets Kicked Out

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Caminito del Rey, Spain, Aug 23, 2015 (AFP) - The 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali was disqualified from Spain's Vuelta on Sunday for being towed by his team car while Colombian Esteban Chaves claimed the second stage and overall lead. Italy's Nibali, a three-time Grand Tour winner, had been one of a number of riders caught up in a crash 30 kilometres from the finish line of … [Read more...]