Ulissi Triumphs On Giro, Dumoulin Back In Pink Jersey

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Praia a Mare, Italy, May 10, 2016 (AFP) - Italian Diego Ulissi capped a daring solo attack with a stunning victory on the fourth stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia as former race leader Tom Dumoulin reclaimed the pink jersey on Tuesday. In a thrilling finale that saw several riders fail to reel in Italian climbing specialist Ulissi on the 2.5 km-long home straight, Ulissi came over the finish … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Unlucky Stage 13 For Contador As Aru Takes Giro D’Italia Lead

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Jesolo, Italy, May 22, 2015 (AFP) - Italian Astana rider Fabio Aru took over as leader of the Giro d'Italia from crash victim Alberto Contador on Friday after the rain-hit 13th stage was won by Sacha Modolo. Italian Modolo hung on in a sprint finish on his home stage to edge compatriots Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani at Jesolo, near Venice. A mass crash less than 5km from the line … [Read more...]

Simon Gerrans In Pink After Orica-GreenEdge Giro TTT Win

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San Remo, Italy, May 9, 2015 (AFP) - Australian Simon Gerrans put his injury woes behind him as he pulled on the leader's pink jersey Saturday when his Orica outfit won the first stage team time-trial at the Giro d'Italia. The 34-year-old from Melbourne missed this season's classics after breaking his collarbone and arm in separate falls. But he crossed the line first ahead of … [Read more...]

Nairo Quintana Climbs Into The Pink Jersey

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MILAN, May 27, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian climber Nairo Quintana completed an epic day of racing on the Giro d'Italia by claiming victory on a controversy-hit 16th stage and the race leader's jersey from compatriot Rigoberto Uran. Quintana's hopes of competing for the overall title this year suffered a blow when he tumbled down the standings to 3min 29sec behind Uran after the first two … [Read more...]