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...]