Contador Climbs Into Giro Lead After Etna Win

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REFUGIO SAPIENZA, Italy, May 15, 2011 - Spain's Alberto Contador swept to the top of the Tour of Italy standings after the Saxo Bank rider won the ninth stage on Mount Etna here on Sunday. The controversial three-time Tour de France winner attacked seven kilometers from the finish to come home clear of Venezuelan climber Jose Rujano at the 1892m summit on the south side of the Sicilian … [Read more...]

Garzelli Calls It Quits At Giro

Italian veteran cyclist Stefano Garzelli retired from the Tour of Italy during Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage because of injuries suffered on Friday. The 36-year-old Acqua and Sapone rider, who won the Tour of Italy in 2000, won the time-trial stage earlier in the week, but gave up after the 59th kilometer of the 178km stage with a sore right knee and hip which he injured when he fell … [Read more...]

Arroyo Still In Pink As Garzelli Wins 16th Stage TT

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PLAN DE CORONES, Italy, May 25, 2010 - Former champion Stefano Garzelli of the Acqua & Sapone team made up for a series of disastrous mountain displays on the Tour of Italy by winning the 16th stage mountain time trial Tuesday. Held over 12.9km, with the last 5km on a rustic, unasphalted road, Garzelli picked up his first win on the Giro since 2007 as Ivan Basso and Cadel Evans continued … [Read more...]

Garzelli Wins Tirreno-Adriatico At The Expense Of Scarponi

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Italy's 2000 Giro d'Italia champion Stefano Garzelli won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race after Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen prevailed in the seventh and final stage on Tuesday. Garzelli, who rides for the Acqua e Sapone team, was placed second in the overall standings going into the final day, two seconds behind his compatriot Michele Scarponi. Hagen Takes The Win On Stage 7 For … [Read more...]

Cycling: Tour of Murcia results

MADRID, March 7, 2008 (AFP) - Tour of Murcia results here on Thursday after the fourth stage, a 23.1km time-trial between Alhama and Aledo: Stage 1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne 33:32, 2. Stefano Garzelli (ITA) at 02, 3. Alberto Contador (ESP) 06, 4. Branislau Samoilau (BLR) 07, 5. Inigo Cuesta (ESP) 09. Overall 1. Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 13hr 23min 11sec, 2. Stefano … [Read more...]