Mikel Landa Is Forced To Abandon The Giro d’Italia With Illness

Team Sky’s Mikel Landa has abandoned the Giro d’Italia on Stage 10 after suffering from illness. Landa, who started the day in 8th place overall, fell ill overnight but was able to start today’s 219km stage from Campi Bisenzio to Sestola. However, despite the support of the team, he was quickly distanced by the peloton and the decision was made for him to abandon the race. Landa was … [Read more...]

Wellens Claims Maiden Giro Stage, Dumoulin Impresses In Pink

Roccaraso, Italy, May 12, 2016 (AFP) - Belgium's Tim Wellens enjoyed a red letter day on the Giro d'Italia on Thursday with his maiden Grand Tour stage win as Tom Dumoulin held onto the leader's pink jersey. The 25-year-old Wellens broke early and powered up the final 18 kilometer climb to Roccaraso to come home alone after the 157km sixth stage. On the 2016 Giro's first gentle taste … [Read more...]

Mikel Landa Takes Giro del Trentino Lead As Nibali Struggles

Rome, April 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spaniard Mikel Landa took command of the Giro del Trentino on Wednesday as he won the epic 220km second stage from Arco to Anras in Austria. Favorite for overall victory Vincenzo Nibali, a twice former winner of the event, surprisingly struggled on the final ascent and only managed to finish the day 21st, more than 30-seconds back. His Astana team-mate … [Read more...]

Froome’s Chances For Vuelta Glory Go Up In Smoke

Alto Els Cortals d'Encamp, Andorra, Sept 2, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome's hopes of becoming only the third rider to win the Tour de France and Spain's Vuelta in the same year faded on Wednesday after he was cut adrift on the 11th stage. Astana rider Mikel Landa, third in this year's Giro d'Italia, won the stage at the summit of Cortals d'Encamp in Andorra in the Pyrenees, as his … [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...]

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

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...]

Contador Increases Giro d’Italia Lead Over Aru On Stage 15

Milan, May 24, 2015 (AFP) - Spaniard Alberto Contador failed to commemorate the memory of stricken Marco Pantani but held off the threat of rival team Astana to stretch his lead over Fabio Aru on the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday. Contador came over the finish line of the 165km ride from Marostica to Madonna Di Campiglio in third place at five seconds behind stage winner … [Read more...]