Quintana In Pink, But Dumoulin Sights Last-Gasp Giro Win

Quintana In Pink, But Dumoulin Still In Sight By Justin DAVIS Asiago, Italy, May 27, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana retained the Giro d'Italia pink jersey after a 20th and penultimate stage won by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot that saw Dutchman Tom Dumoulin remain in victory contention. Pinot, of the FDJ team, claimed his maiden Giro stage after dominating a five-man bunch sprint at the … [Read more...]

Quintana Back In Giro Pink As Dumoulin Struggles On Stage 19

Quintana Back In Giro On Stage 19 By Justin DAVIS     Piancavallo, Italy, May 26, 2017 (AFP) - Former winner Nairo Quintana took the Giro d'Italia pink jersey from Dutch rival Tom Dumoulin on Friday but the Colombian climber warned the race is "far from over" with two stages left. "It's still quite difficult," Quintana said when asked if he could win in Milan on … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Denies Quintana To Win Giro 14th Stage

Dumoulin Stamps His Name On Stage 14   Oropa, Italy, May 20, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin further underlined his Giro d'Italia victory ambitions by stunning Colombian rival Nairo Quintana to claim victory on Saturday's 14th stage. "This is really incredible. I'm super, super happy," said Dumoulin, who attacked his Movistar rival inside the final two kilometres of an 11.8km climb … [Read more...]

Hat-Trick For Gaviria As Dumoulin Defends Giro Pink

Hat-Trick For Gaviria On Stage 12     Reggio Emilia, Italy, May 18, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Fernando Gaviria staked his claim for the sprinters top prize at the 100th Giro d'Italia after powering to a third win on stage 12 that frustrated the hosts again Thursday. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, retained the race leader's pink jersey and an overall lead of 2min 23sec … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Flies Into Giro Pink, Quintana Drops To Second

Domoulin Now Wears Giro Pink Jersey By Justin DAVIS     Montefalco, Italy, May 16, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin cruised to victory in the 10th stage time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to claim the race leader's pink jersey from Colombian Nairo Quintana. Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, flew over the rolling, 39.8 km course in the Sagrantino wine-growing region to … [Read more...]

Wiggins Rival Dumoulin Says Doping Situation “Stinks”

London, Sept 25, 2016 (AFP) - One of Bradley Wiggins' major rivals said Sunday the drug situation surrounding the British cycling great "stinks". Wiggins has been in the spotlight since leaked medical data showed the multiple Olympic champion had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) by cycling authorities for the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone, which he was permitted to … [Read more...]

Dumoulin Wins Stage 13, Froome Extends Lead At Sad Tour de France

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France, July 15, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome extended his Tour de France lead in finishing second to Tom Dumoulin on Friday's mournful 13th stage individual time-trial. Festivities at the Tour were suspended and security ramped up for the 37.5km time-trial from Bourg Saint Andeol to La Caverne du Pont … [Read more...]

Froome’s Rivals Diminsh As Dumoulin Wins Tour de France Stage 9

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Andorra Arcalis, Andorra, July 10, 2016 (AFP) - Reigning champion Chris Froome saw his rivals start to whittle away as Tom Dumoulin won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday. A stage that began under a blistering sun and temperatures reaching 41 Celsius in Spain ended in Dantesque conditions with driving rain and even hail in … [Read more...]

Brambilla At The Double As Dumoulin Struggles At Giro d’Italia

Arezzo, Italy, May 14, 2016 (AFP) - An audacious solo attack on the tough white chalk roads of the Giro d'Italia eighth stage saw Italian Gianluca Brambilla rewarded with a prestigious win and the race leader's pink jersey Saturday. Etixx team rider Brambilla had been in an earlier escape of 13 riders on the tough, 186 km ride from Foligno to Arezzo. But having earmarked the stage, the … [Read more...]

Greipel Roars Again, As Lotto Scores A Giro Hat Trick

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...]