Greipel Roars Loudly At Giro d’Italia Stage 5, Dumoulin Keeps Pink

Benevento, Italy, May 11, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel powered to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, a bunch sprint finish that left Dutchman Tom Dumoulin in the race leader's pink jersey. On the second day back in Italy following three opening stages in Holland, Lotto sprinter Greipel had been looking to redress the balance after seeing compatriot and … [Read more...]

Arnaud Demare Stuns Race Favorites With Milan-SanRemo Win

San Remo, Italy, March 19, 2016 (AFP) - Arnaud Demare, of the FDJeux team, became the first French winner of a major cycling classic since 1997 when he sprinted to victory in the 107th edition of a crash-marred Milan-SanRemo on Saturday. Demare crossed the finish line of the first of cycling's five 'monuments' this season in 6hr 54min 45sec after surviving a late crash that upset the plans … [Read more...]

Matthews Keeps His Grip On Paris-Nice Lead, Demare Gets Stage

Vendôme, France, March 7, 2016 (AFP) - France's Arnaud Demare won a sprint finish as snow fell on the first stage of the Paris-Nice race on Monday with Australia's Michael Matthews holding the overall race lead. FDJ rider Demare, junior world champion in 2011 and French champion in 2014, crossed ahead of Britain's Ben Swift and France's Nacer Bouhanni after the 198km stage of 'The Race to … [Read more...]