Pink Jersey Battle May Pave Way For Rare Giro-Tour Double

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Oct 06, 2014 (AFP) - Giro d'Italia organisers on Monday admitted they had one eye on seeing a rare Giro-Tour de France double achieved next summer when they unveiled a balanced route for the 2015 edition on Monday. The 2014 edition, won by Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar, featured a total of six days in the high mountains. The 98th edition, … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 12 Time Trial See’s Pink Jersey Change

BAROLO, Italy, May 22, 2014 (AFP) - Colombia's Rigoberto Uran won stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday, taking control of the leader's pink jersey from Cadel Evans following a 41.9-kilometre time-trial. While Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider Uran claimed his first individual time-trial success after posting a best time of 57min 34sec, Australian Evans endured a difficult day in the … [Read more...]

Luca Paolini Wins Giro d’Italia Third Stage And Pink Jersey

MARINA DI ASCEA, Italy, May 06, 2013 (AFP) - Luca Paolini won the third stage of the Giro d'Italia to take the overall leader's pink jersey following the 222km ride from Sorrento to Marina di Ascea on Monday. In a bunch sprint for second place former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans edged out reigning Giro champion Ryder Hesjedal as the overall favourites finished in a small group … [Read more...]

Scarponi To Receive Contador’s Giro Pink Jersey

PARIS, May 2, 2012 - Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi will on Thursday receive the 2011 Tour of Italy pink jersey following the disqualification of Alberto Contador. Contador won the 2011 Giro on the road but lost it after testing positive for a banned substance in last season's Tour de France. With the Spaniard's 2011 results wiped from cycling's record books Scarponi, who … [Read more...]

Contador Wins Mountain Time-Trial, Increase Grip On Giro Lead

ROME, May 24, 2011 - Spaniard Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the Tour of Italy pink jersey with an impressive victory in the 16th stage mountain time trial, held over 12.7km between Belluno to Nevegal on Tuesday. The reigning Tour de France champion thus claimed his second stage win of the race, extending his lead in the overall standings to almost five minutes over Italian Michele … [Read more...]

Millar Loses Pink Jersey, As Weening Wins Fifth Stage

Millar loses Giro lead as Weening wins fifth stage ORVIETO, Italy, May 11, 2011 - Dutchman Pieter Weening capped a brave solo attack with victory in the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia Wednesday to take the race leader's pink jersey from Britain's David Millar. A day after the peloton held a 216 km procession to honor stricken Belgian Wouter Weylandt, who died in a crash on … [Read more...]

Petacchi Wins Controversial Sprint, But Cavendish In Giro Pink

PARMA, Italy, May 8, 2011 - Italian sprint ace Alessandro Petacchi of the Lampre team won the second stage of the Tour of Italy here on Sunday amid protests from British star Mark Cavendish who took the leader's pink jersey. Petacchi just edged HTC rider Cavendish in a battle for the finish line, in a victory which was only confirmed by the jury after viewing video footage. The … [Read more...]

Pinotti In Pink Jersey As HTC Wins Giro Team Time-Trial

ROME, May 7, 2011 - Italian Marco Pinotti will wear the first pink jersey of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after his HTC-Highroad team won the opening stage team time-trial on Saturday. HTC edged out Americans Team RadioShack by 10 seconds on the 19.3km course from Venaria Reale to Turin. Omega Pharma-Lotto took a surprise third place, 22 seconds back, just ahead of the Liquigas team of one of … [Read more...]

Scarponi Wins 19th Stage of Giro, Basso In Pink

Former Giro winner Ivan Basso took over the leader's pink jersey after Michele Scarponi won an epic 19th stage of the Tour of Italy on Friday. Basso finished second on the day's stage over 195km from Brescia to Aprica but came home more than three minutes ahead of David Arroyo to move to the top of the overall standings. Other contenders such as Australian road race world champion … [Read more...]

Disaster For Evans As Liquigas win Giro team time trial

CUNEO, Italy, May 12, 2010 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali pulled on the race leader's pink jersey at the Tour of Italy after leading his Liquigas team to victory in the fourth-stage time trial over 33km here on Wednesday. Liquigas powered over the undulating course from Savigliano to Cuneo in the Piedmont region to finish ahead of Bradley Wiggins' Team Sky, 13sec back, with HTC-Columbia finishing … [Read more...]