Nibali Wins A Dramatic 99th Running Of The Giro d’Italia

Turin, Italy, May 29, 2016 (AFP) - Astana's Vincenzo Nibali secured his second Giro d'Italia triumph on Sunday after topping a dramatic 99th edition that saw key rival Steven Kruijswijk agonisingly crash during the final stages. Germany's Nikias Arndt, of the Giant team, celebrated winning the final stage into Turin although it came only after Giacomo Nizzolo, of the Trek team, was stripped … [Read more...]

Nibali Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia With Stage 20 Success

Sant'Anna di Vinadio, Italie, May 28, 2016 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali all but secured a second Giro d'Italia success with a brave ride to sixth place on Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage. Starting the day second at 44sec behind leader Esteban Chaves, Italian Nibali put 1min 36sec into the Colombian to snatch the pink jersey. Sunday's flat, final stage from Cuneo to Torino is little … [Read more...]

Nibali Finally Sees Stage Success, As Chaves Takes Lead At Giro d’Italia

Risoul, France, May 27, 2016 (AFP) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali of Astana escaped alone to a summit-finish victory in the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday whilst Colombia's Esteban Chaves rode into the pink jersey by coming third on the day. Pre-race favorite Nibali, 31, had been thought to be dead and buried at this Giro after starting the day fourth overall at 4min 43sec, but is now … [Read more...]

Matteo Trentin Wins Giro Stage 18, As Kruijswijk Keeps Pink Jersey

Pinerolo, Italy, May 26, 2016 (AFP) - Matteo Trentin took a brilliant victory on the Giro d'Italia 18th stage as race leader Steven Kruijswijk comfortably held onto the pink jersey on Thursday. Italian Trentin was part of a four-man chase group behind Etixx team-mate Gianluca Brambilla and Moreno Moser coming into the finish. But as Brambilla played the team game sitting in Moser's … [Read more...]

Roger Kluge Surprises Them All At Giro d’Italia Stage 17

Cassano d'Adda, Italy, May 25, 2016 (AFP) - German IAM rider Roger Kluge got ahead of the pack in the final kilometer to bamboozle the sprint teams and steal a stage win on a flat run in the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday. There was no change in the overall standings with Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk still leading Esteban Chaves by 3min 03sec and veteran Spaniard Alejandro … [Read more...]

Kruijswijk Stretches Lead, Valverde Gets His Maiden Giro Win

Milan, May 24, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk moved closer to a history-making Giro d'Italia triumph Tuesday after stretching his lead over Esteban Chaves and Vincenzo Nibali in a thrilling 16th stage won by Alejandro Valverde. Kruijswijk, of the Lotto team, started the hilly 132 km race from Bressanone to Andalo with a 2min 12sec lead on Colombian Chaves (Orica) and 2:51 on 2013 … [Read more...]

Foliforov Triumphs On Giro Stage 15, Kruijswijk Tightens Grip On Pink

Alpe di Siusi, Italy, May 22, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk tightened his grip on the Giro d'Italia pink jersey Sunday after a 15th stage time trial won by Russian Alexander Foliforov and which may prove fatal to Italian Vincenzo Nibali's victory hopes. Foliforov, a Russian who rides for the Gazprom team, stunned the field with a winning time of 28min 39sec for the tough 10.8 km … [Read more...]

Chaves Wins Epic Giro Queen’s Stage, As Kruijswijk In Pink Jersey

Giro d'Italia 2016 Stage 14

Corvara, Italy, May 21, 2016 (AFP) - Colombian Esteban Chaves snatched victory on an epic 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia Saturday that saw Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk take the pink jersey and favorite Vincenzo Nibali boost his overall victory hopes. Costa Rican Andrey Amador had started the 210km stage from Alpago to Corvara -- considered the race's 'Queen Stage' -- as the new race leader … [Read more...]

Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of California Time Trial With Authority

Rohan Dennis Wins ATOC Stage 6

San Francisco, May 21, 2016 (AFP) - Australia's Rohan Dennis won Friday's sixth stage time trial in the Tour of California while France's Julian Alaphilippe finished eighth to retain his grip on the overall lead. BMC rider Dennis captured the 12.6-mile (20.3km) time trial around the town of Folsom in 24mins 16secs, defeating American Andrew Talansky of Cannondale by 17 seconds with US … [Read more...]

Greipel Thanks Lotto For Third Stage Win, Then Quits Giro d’Italia

99th Giro d'Italia 2016 stage - 12

Bibione, Italy, May 19, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel saluted a Lotto team masterclass that delivered him to his third sprint victory of the Giro d'Italia after a flat 182-kilometre 12th stage from Noale to Bibione. "It was amazing to follow the wheels of my teammates today," said Greipel. The Lotto team sprinter, claiming his sixth win overall from the race, held off a late … [Read more...]