Dumoulin Flies Into Giro Pink, Quintana Drops To Second

Giro D'Italia 2017 stage 10

Domoulin Now Wears Giro Pink Jersey By Justin DAVIS     Montefalco, Italy, May 16, 2017 (AFP) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin cruised to victory in the 10th stage time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday to claim the race leader's pink jersey from Colombian Nairo Quintana. Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, flew over the rolling, 39.8 km course in the Sagrantino wine-growing region to … [Read more...]

Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer

Giro D'Italia 2017 stage 9

  Quintana Soars To Giro Victory As Rivals Suffer By Justin DAVIS   Blockhaus, Italy, May 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals. Quintana, a two-time runner-up at the Tour de France who won the 2014 Giro, had … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Pink Jersey For Jungels As Pibernik Bungles Stage 5

Giro D'Italia 2017 stage 5

By Justin DAVIS Messina, Italy, May 10, 2017 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Bob Jungels kept Britain's Geraint Thomas at bay to retain the Giro d'Italia pink jersey Wednesday after a "crazy" fifth stage that saw two riders celebrate victory. Jungels, who took the race lead from Quick Step teammate Fernando Gaviria after a fourth-stage finish on Mount Etna, maintained his … [Read more...]

Polanc Conquers The Etna, While Jungels In Giro d’Italia Pink

Giro D'Italia 2017 stage 4

By Justin DAVIS Etna, Italy, May 9, 2017 - Slovenian Jan Polanc conquered the prestigious Giro d'Italia fourth stage to Mount Etna on Tuesday as Luxembourg's Bob Jungels took the pink jersey to keep the race lead with his Quick Step team. Climbing specialist Polanc, who races for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) team, was part of a four-man breakaway that pulled … [Read more...]

Froome Feels Like A Kid After Tour de France Stage 8 Decent Win

Tour de France stage 8

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Bagnères-de-Luchon, France, July 9, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome said he felt like a kid again as he broke clear on a speedy descent to win the eighth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday and claim the yellow jersey. The defending champion surprised everyone not only with an attack on a descent 16km from the finish of the … [Read more...]

Geraint Thomas Edges Out Contador At Paris-Nice 2016

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Nice, France, March 13, 2016 (AFP) - Briton Geraint Thomas claimed his maiden Paris-Nice on Sunday after a nerve-tingling seventh and final stage won by Belgium's Tim Wellens. Thomas, who only took the race leader's yellow jersey off Australian Michael Matthews on Saturday's stage, finished a mere four seconds ahead of two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain. It was … [Read more...]

Contador Admits Tour de France Podium A Long Shot

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France, July 23, 2015 (AFP) - Alberto Contador admitted on Thursday that his hopes of a podium finish are slim at the Tour de France after enduring what he called one of the toughest days of his career. The 32-year-old Spaniard is fifth overall, 6min 40sec behind race leader Chris Froome, but crucially also 2min … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong On The Tour de France Route For Charity

By Julian Carrere Toulouse, France, July 15, 2015 (AFP) - American cyclist Lance Armstrong will be back on the Tour de France roads for a controversial charity ride Thursday, his first appearance since being stripped of his seven titles. He will cycle two stages of the Tour for a leukaemia charity -- from Muret to Rodez on Thursday and from … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Risks A Chilly Tour Welcome On Charity Ride

Sochi, Russia, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced champion Lance Armstrong will be risking an angry reception if he carries out his own Tour de France charity ride this year, the head of cycling's governing body has warned. The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, plans to go over this year's "Grande Boucle" route one day before the main race with … [Read more...]

Thomas Rabou Retains KOM Jersey

Team Type 1’s Thomas Rabou Retains King of the Mountain at Amgen Tour of California Santa Cruz — For the second straight day, Team Type 1 was the king of the mountains of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, picking up the maximum number of points at all but one of stage three’s King of the Mountain sites. Like Thomas Rabou one day prior, Team Type 1 climber Davide Frattini was a … [Read more...]