Tiralongo Claims Giro d’Italia Seventh Stage

Giro d'Italia Stage 7 2012

ROME, May 12, 2012 (AFP) - Paolo Tiralongo out-sprinted one of the overall favorites in Michele Scarponi to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia over 202km from Recanati to Rocca di Cambio on Saturday. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal took fifth on the stage, five seconds back, to take over the pink jersey from Italian Andriano Malori. The stage finished with a 19km climb up to Rocca … [Read more...]

Contador Hand Tiralongo Giro Stage Win

MACUGNAGA, Italy, May 27, 2011 (AFP) - Italian Paolo Tiralongo of the Astana team was gifted victory on the 19th stage of the Tour of Italy here on Friday by Spaniard Alberto Contador, who retained the overall leader's pink jersey. Contador caught up with Tiralongo in the final kilometre of the 209km ride from Bergamo to Macugnaga, but allowed his Italian former team-mate to cross the finish … [Read more...]

Tiralongo Abandons From Giro After Crash

MARINA DI CARRARA (Italy), May 14, 2010 - Italy's Paolo Tiralongo (Astana), the Lieutenant of Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, had to abandon the Giro after a crash Friday during the sixth stage between Fidanza and Marina di Carrara. Tiralongo crashed 82nd kilometers into the stage of 172 km. The crashed happened on the descent of the Passo del Bratello, the first real challenge of the … [Read more...]

Lampre Team For 2008 Tour de France Announced

PARIS, June 30, 2008 (AFP) - The Lampre team, which will support 2004 Tour of Italy champion and team leader Damiano Cunego in the Tour de France next month, was announced on Monday. Cunego can count on compatriots Marco Marzano and Paolo Tiralongo in the mountains and Matteo Bono, Massimiliano Mori and Daniele Righi on the flat stages in the July 5 to July 27 most prestigious cycling race … [Read more...]