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...]

The Unstoppable Gaviria Claims Fourth Giro Win

The Unstoppable Gaviria Fourpetes   Tortona, Italy, May 19, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria underlined his status as the 100th Giro d'Italia's top sprinter after powering to an impressive fourth victory at the end of stage 13 on Friday. Gaviria, of the Quick Step team, looked out of contention during a hectic dash for the finish but produced a ferocious late burst to stun … [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...]

Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer

¬†¬†Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer By Justin DAVIS   Blockhaus, Italy, May 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals. Quintana, a two-time runner-up at the Tour de France who won the 2014 Giro, had … [Read more...]

Izagirre Dashes Italian Giro Hopes, Jungels Defends Pink

Gorka Izagirre Keeps Hosts Waiting For Giro d'Italia Win By Justin DAVIS   Peschici, Italy, May 13, 2017 (AFP) - Spain's Gorka Izagirre kept the hosts waiting for a win at the 100th Giro d'Italia after capturing a thrilling eighth stage victory on Saturday. Luxembourg's Bob Jungels retained the race leader's pink jersey with a six-second lead on Britain's Geraint Thomas (Sky) after … [Read more...]

Fabio Aru Out Of Giro d’Italia With Knee Injury

Milan, April 14, 2017 - Italian Fabio Aru has been forced out of next month's Giro d'Italia, which starts on his native island of Sardinia as part of celebrations for the 100th edition, his Astana team said on Monday. Aru, who was set to challenge defending champion Vincenzo Nibali for the pink jersey, crashed and hurt his knee while training in Spain last week. He was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Sky’s Nieve Solos To Stage 13 Giro Win, Amador Grabs Pink Jersey

Cividale del Friuli, Italy, May 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish climber Mikel Nieve soloed to victory on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia on Friday putting a smile back on Sky team's face after they lost their leader Mikel Landa to illness this week. The overall pink leader's jersey switched hands again after a tough mountain run, Movistar's Andrey Amador taking charge after the Costa Rican rider … [Read more...]