Giro d’Italia Stage 17 See’s Another Break Success

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MILAN, May 28, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani-CSF) held off a small group of chasers in the home straight to claim his maiden Giro d'Italia victory from the race's 17th stage on Wednesday. Race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) crossed the finish line with the main peloton and his closest rivals nearly 15 minutes later following a 208km trek from Sarnonico to Vittorio … [Read more...]

Valverde Holds Off Team Sky And Climbs To Tour de France Stage 17 Win

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by Justin Davis PEYRAGUDES, France, July 19, 2012 (AFP) - Spain's Alejandro Valverde claimed a stylish solo victory in the 17th stage of the Tour de France as Bradley Wiggins admitted he now feels like a yellow jersey champion. Wiggins, of team Sky, came over the finish line of the 143.5 km stage between Bagneres-de-Luchon and Peyragudes on the wheel of Sky teammate Chris Froome … [Read more...]

Tour of Spain Results – Stage 17 & Overall

TALAVERA DE LA REINA, Spain, Sept 16, 2009 (AFP) - Results and overall standings after the 17th stage of the Tour of Spain, a 193.6km ride from Ciudad Real to Talavera de la Reina on Wednesday: Stage 1. Anthony Roux (FRA/FDJ) 4hr 28min 14sec 2. William Bonnet (FRA/BBO) at 0:00. 3. Andre Greipel (GER/THR) … [Read more...]

Frank Schleck Takes Stage, Contador Remains Wearing yellow

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by Justin Davis LE GRAND-BORNAND, France, July 22, 2009 (AFP) - Luxemburg rider Frank Schleck won the 17th stage of the Tour de France here on Wednesday. Spain's 2007 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador - who finished second in the stage - retained the overall leader's yellow jersey while Frank's brother Andy was third. Contador now leads Andy Schleck by 2minutes … [Read more...]

Carlos Sastre Conquers Alpe d’Huez, Evans Remains In Contention

Carlos Sastre of CSC Saxo bank Wins Alpe d'Huez

ALPE D'HUEZ, France, July 23, 2008 (AFP) - Australia's Cadel Evans succumbed to the dominance of CSC on a thrilling 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday when Spaniard Carlos Sastre took possession of the yellow jersey. However Evans, last year's runner-up, could cause some last-gasp drama this Saturday by claiming overall victory in the penultimate stage time trial. Sastre, a … [Read more...]

Maiden Tour Stage Win A Huge Remedy For Dessel

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by Justin Davis JAUSIERS, France, July 22, 2008 (AFP) - Frenchman Cyril Dessel of AG2R finally drew a line under his nightmare 2007 season with a prestigious maiden win on the Tour de France 16th stage on Tuesday. Dessel came to the wider cycling world's attention when he wore the race's yellow jersey for a day in 2006 - when he finally had to hand it over to disgraced American … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 17 Preview

his is the last real chance for the climbers to take the lead in the overall placing before leaving the Alps, with the climb of the Galibier, the Croix de Fer and the final climb up the Alpe d’Huez. The race leaders will use the last cards in their hand to aim for the final victory. … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis – Tour de France 2006 Stage 17

No matter what your opinion on Floyd Landis, stage 17 of the 2006 Tour de France was incredible to watch. … [Read more...]