Giro Stage Winner Diego Ulissi Fails Drug Test

PARIS, June 25, 2014 (AFP) - Italian rider Diego Ulissi, who won two stages of this year's Giro d'Italia, failed a drugs test during the race, his team Lampre confirmed on Wednesday. The 24-year-old returned a positive test for salbutamol, a drug used to treat asthma, during the 11th stage on May 21 at Savone. Lampre said that Ulissi had revealed to testers at the time that he had … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 8 Just As Hoped For One

MONTECOPIOLO, Italy, May 17, 2014 (AFP) - Veteran Australian Cadel Evans replaced compatriot Michael Matthews in the overall leader's pink jersey following the 179 kilometres eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday from Foligno to Montecopiolo. The 37-year-old Evans, Tour de France champion in 2011 and third in this race last year, came fifth in the stage, eight seconds adrift of … [Read more...]

Diego Ulissi Surprises Tour Down Under On Stage 2

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 22, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's Diego Ulissi edged out Australian Simon Gerrans in a powerful final sprint to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under in southern Australia on Wednesday. Ulissi, 24, attacked from 100 metres out on a long, uphill finish and went clear of the chasing pack, finishing three bike lengths ahead of Gerrans and Australia's Cadel Evans. … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Labors On Return, As Diego Ulissi Wins Stage 1

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy, July 27, 2013 - Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion, struggled during the opening stage of the Tour of Poland on Saturday in his return to cycling after a two-month absence. Wiggins finished a distant nine minutes and 13 seconds adrift of stage winner Diego Ulissi in what was his first competitive outing since … [Read more...]

Ulissi Wins Giro 17th Stage In Controversial Finish

ROME, May 25, 2011 - Italian Diego Ulissi of the Lampre team won the 17th stage of the Tour of Italy over 230km from Feltre to Tirano on Wednesday after Giovanni Visconti was demoted for pushing in the finish. Visconti was first over the line but after going for a non-existent gap down the inside between Ulissi and the barriers in the run-in, he pushed his 21-year-old rival out of the … [Read more...]