Giro d’Italia Stage 6 Has Silvan Dillier In State Of Disbelief

  Silvan Diller In State Of Disbelief By Justin DAVIS Terme Luigiane, Italy, May 11, 2017 (AFP) - Silvan Dillier was in disbelief after bouncing back from a puncture to cap a 200km breakaway with the biggest win of his career in a thrilling Giro d'Italia sixth stage on Thursday. BMC's Dillier suffered a flat tire in the opening meters of an undulating 217km ride from Reggio di … [Read more...]

Greipel Thrilled Pink With Giro Stage 2 Win For Sick Mum

By Justin DAVIS Tortolì, Italy, May 6, 2017 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel bounced back from an untimely puncture to power his way to a stage two victory on the 100th Giro d'Italia Saturday that gave him possession of the leader's pink jersey. Greipel, known as the 'Gorilla', was unstoppable in a thrilling bunch sprint that allowed the German national champion … [Read more...]

Classics Great Tom Boonen To Ride His First Giro d’ Italia

Paris, April 14, 2015 (AFP) - Classics specialist Tom Boonen will ride the Giro d'Italia for the first time next month, his Etixx-Quick Step team said Tuesday. The 34-year-old Belgian is one of the greatest cobbled Classics riders of all time having won Paris-Roubaix four times and the Tour of Flanders three times -- both jointly held records. However, the 2005 world road race … [Read more...]

The 2015 Giro d’ Italia Route and Stages Covers 3,481km

MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 - The route for the 2015 Giro d'Italia, which will cover 3,481.8km and run from May 9 to May 31, was revealed on Monday. Here is a look at the 21 stages: May 9: Stage 1 - San Lorenzo al Mare - Sanremo, 17.6km (team time-trial) May 10: Stage 2 - Albenga - Genoa, 173km May 11: Stage 3 - Rapallo - Sestri Levante, 136km May 12: Stage 4 - Chiavari - La … [Read more...]

The Key Climbs At The 2015 Giro d’ Italia 98th Edition

MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 - The 2015 Giro d'Italia, the 98th edition of the three-week race, features six mountaintop or summit finishes for a total elevation gain of 44,000 metres. Below is a list of the key climbs on the race including length of climb (km), average gradient (in percentage) and altitude reached (metres): Stage 5 (Abetone): Abetone: 17.3 km at 5.4 % (1386 metres) … [Read more...]

Kill(er) The Sport

Written by: Myles McCorry Last year, the International Cycling Union launched the most awaited tool to combat doping — the biological passport program. Although it has not yet identified any rider with the said programme, the UCI says that it would be revealing the first cases before May 9 2009, in time for the start of the Giro d’Italia. UCI spokesperson Enrico Carpani said “with the … [Read more...]

Armstrong Recovering After Surgery On Collarbone

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong was recovering Wednesday after surgery to repair his collarbone, which was broken into four pieces in a crash in Spain on Monday. In an article posted on Armstrong's Astana team website, doctor Doug Elenz, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the procedure in Austin, Texas, said it wasn't yet clear when Armstrong would be able to return to … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Will Not Take Part In 2009 Giro To Focus On Tour de France

MADRID, Oct 29, 2008 (AFP) - Spaniard Alberto Contador, winner of last year's tours of Italy and Spain, has confirmed that he will not take part in the Italian race next year in order to concentrate on preparing for the Tour de France. "I will not participate in the Giro. Last year I did, but I had more trouble recovering late in the season," he told Internet site, adding he … [Read more...]