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...]

Tour de France Twelfth Stage ‘Truce’ Enticing For Peloton

Huge Crowds For Stage 10

LA TOUSSUIRE, France, July 12, 2012 (AFP) - For the teams with nothing in their account so far, Friday's 12th stage of the Tour de France should prove enticing. After a tough two days of climbing, the battle for the race's coveted yellow jersey, being worn by Britain's Bradley Wiggins at the start of stage 11 in Albertville, may come to a halt. Whether there is a real truce between … [Read more...]

Tour of Spain 12th Stage Results

Standings from the 12th stage of the Tour de Spain, a 179.3km ride from Almeria to Col de Velefique on Friday: Stage 1. Ryder Hesjedal (CAN/GRM) 5hr 34min 31sec (average: 32,160 km/h), 2. David Garcia (ESP/KGZ) at 0:01sec, 3. Robert Gesink (NED/RAB) 0:06, 4. Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (ESP/KGZ) 0:06, 5. Damiano Cunego (ITA/LAM) 0:16, 6. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/GCE) 0:16, 7. Cadel … [Read more...]

The Dopers and Cheats Won’t Stop Cavendish From Winning Stages

by Justin Davis NARBONNE, France, July 17, 2008 (AFP) - Britain's Mark Cavendish was forced to hold back his anger and frustration here at the Tour de France Thursday on a day when celebration should have been his sole priority. The 23-year-old Isle of Man sprinter made cycling history when he became the first ever Briton to claim three stage wins in a single edition of the … [Read more...]

Cavendish Makes Tour History, Evans Still In Yellow

NARBONNE, France, July 17, 2008 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish made cycling history on Thursday when he became the first ever Briton to claim three stage wins in a single edition of the Tour de France. Cavendish dominated a bunch sprint at the end of the race's 167.5km 12th stage, finishing ahead of Frenchman Sebastien Chavanel and Belgian Gert Steegmans. Australian Cadel Evans, of Silence, … [Read more...]