Marcel Kittel Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia And Gets Pink

Arnhem, Netherlands, May 8, 2016 (AFP) - Germany sprint ace Marcel Kittel pulled off an impressive double coup on Sunday by winning his second stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia to claim the race leader's pink jersey. Kittel claimed his first win of this year's edition with a dominant sprint finish on Saturday in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. On the third and final stage to be held in the … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Giro d’Italia Stage Two, Dumoulin In Lead

Nijmegen, Netherlands, May 7, 2016 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel, of the Etixx-QuickStep team, dominated a bunch sprint to win the second stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia on Saturday. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) held on to the race leader's pink jersey following his slim victory in the opening stage time trial on Friday, but has seen Kittel stake his claim by moving up to third at … [Read more...]

A Dream Of Epic Proportions For Dumoulin At Giro d’Italia

Apeldoorn, Netherlands, May 6, 2016 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin secured a dream start to the 99th Giro d'Italia for his Giant-Alpecin team Friday after winning the opening stage time-trial to pull on the race leader's pink jersey. Months after a training ride crash decimated his team and sent several of them to hospital, Dumoulin flew over the mainly flat but technical 9.8 km course in the … [Read more...]

The Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia Starting On May 6th

Milan, May 6, 2016 - The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, which begins Friday in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands and ends May 29 in Turin: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8 km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190 km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen (Netherlands) to Arnhem (190 km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - … [Read more...]

The Double, Not The Tour, Motivator For Contador

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2, 2015 (AFP) - Alberto Contador said it is the prospect of completing a Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double which is motivating him rather than simply winning a third Grand Boucle. The 32-year-old Spaniard won Italy's premier road race back in May and will begin his quest for the double when the Tour begins on Saturday with a … [Read more...]

Nizzolo Wins Giro d’Italia Red Points Jersey

Giacomo Nizzolo secured the maglia rossa on the final day in the Giro d’Italia by taking the third place points in the second intermediate sprint behind a two-rider breakaway, then sprinting to fifth place as the escapees contested the stage win. Nizzolo: “It was hard to control today, and during the stage we lost some points. For the second sprint there was a lot of stress – maybe too … [Read more...]

Contador Wins The Giro d’Italia And Keeps Double Dream Alive

By Justin DAVIS Milan, May 31, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's Alberto Contador kept his hopes of a rare cycling double alive by securing his seventh Grand Tour title with overall victory in the Giro d'Italia on Sunday. Former track rider Iljo Keisse, a Belgian who rides for Etixx-QuickStep, won the final stage from Torino to Milan after outsprinting fellow breakaway rider Luke … [Read more...]

Contador Seals The Giro d’Italia After Attacks On Stage 20

Sestriere, Italy, May 30, 2015 (AFP) - Alberto Contador was virtually assured of winning the Giro d'Italia for a second time after surviving attacks on Saturday's summit finish to keep an unassailable lead on his nearest rival and stage winner Fabio Aru. It was a second straight stage win for 24-year-old Italian Aru, who along with teammate and third placed overall Mikel Landa launched a … [Read more...]

Aru Solos To Giro d’Italia Stage 19 Win, Contador Still In Lead

Milan, May 29, 2015 (AFP) - Emotional Italian Fabio Aru made amends for days of "torture" on the Giro d'Italia by soloing to stage 19 victory as Spain's Alberto Contador moved a step closer to his second triumph. Astana leader Aru had seen his bid for overall victory steadily tamed by the superiority of Contador after the race moved upwards into the high mountains earlier this week. … [Read more...]

Gilbert Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia, Contador Still Holds Lead

Verbania, Italy, May 28, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert of the BMC team won his second stage on the Giro d'Italia this year as he triumphed in Thursday's 18th stage after a late breakaway. Spaniard Alberto Contador of Tinkoff retains the leader's pink jersey three days from the race finish in Milan. Gilbert, the 2012 world champion came home alone 47secs ahead of … [Read more...]