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...]

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...]

Contador Looks Unbeatable, Aru Loses Time, And Landa Wins Giro Stage 16

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Milan, May 26, 2015 (AFP) - Spaniard Alberto Contador took a massive step towards his second Giro d'Italia triumph by increasing his overall lead on Fabio Aru after an epic 16th stage won by fellow Spaniard Mikel Landa on Tuesday. Astana rider Landa made up for team leader Aru's difficult day as he claimed his second win of the race in clinching the 174km ride from Pinzolo to Aprica in … [Read more...]