Team Katusha Will Not Be Touring Italy

Rodriguez Wins Giro Stage Stage 10 And Takes The Pink Jersey

PARIS, Jan 8, 2013 - Russian cycling team Katusha suffered a new blow on Tuesday as they were not invited as one of the wildcards for this year's Tour of Italy. Katusha, who have been invited to three other Italian races including the Milan-SanRemo, are presently taking the case of their exclusion from the WorldTour elite teams by the sport's governing body International Cycling … [Read more...]

Guardini Wins Giro d’Italia 18th Stage, Rodriguez Still In Pink Jersey

Guardini Wins Stage 18 of the 2012 Giro d'Italia

VEdelago, Italy, May 24, 2012 (AFP) - Italian Andrea Guardini won the 18th stage of the Tour of Italy here on Thursday, the 22-year-old Farnese Vini team member holding off British world champion Mark Cavendish. Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez retained the overall leader's pink jersey with three days of racing to go. Cavendish was followed home after the 149km run by Roberto Ferrari with … [Read more...]

Cavendish Back With Giro d’Italia Stage 5 Win

Cavendish Wins Stage 5 at Giro Stage 5

Fano, Italy, May 10, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's world road race champion Mark Cavendish won the 209km fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia for his second win in this year's race on Thursday and celebrated by taking his baby daughter onto the podium. Lithuanian rider Ramunas Navardauskas retained the overall leader's pink jersey. Cavendish, 26, shrugged off the deep bruising he suffered to … [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...]

Frank Schleck Leads Team RadioShack in Giro

PARIS, April 28, 2012 - Frank Schleck will spearhead the RadioShack challenge in next month's Tour of Italy, replacing the injured Jakob Fuglsang, his team announced on Saturday. Schleck, who was third in last year's Tour de France, but was not originally slated for Italy, leads a nine-man team in the May 5-27 Giro after Fuglsang was ruled out with a left knee injury. "My season … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Will Start In Denmark In 2012

by Barnaby Chesterman ROME, Oct 16, 2011 (AFP) - The 95th edition of the Tour of Italy will start in Denmark following the official presentation of the race in Milan on Sunday. The race will cover 3,476km over 21 stages from May 5-27, finishing in Milan with a 31.5km individual time-trial. The start in Herning, Denmark will be the most northern point in the … [Read more...]

Contador Has Giro Success, But Unsure About Tour

MILAN, May 29, 2011 - Spain's Alberto Contador of the Saxo Bank team secured his second Tour of Italy title on Sunday, after Scot David Millar of Garmin won the final stage time trial in Milan, but promptly voiced doubts on his plans for the Tour de France. The 28-year-old, who came into the Giro in the shadow of a doping controversy regarding last year's Tour de France, dominated the event, … [Read more...]

Kiryienka Wins Giro Stage 20, As Contador Retains Overall Lead

SESTRIERE, Italy, May 28, 2011 - Belarus' Vasil Kiryienka of the Movistar team won the 20th and penultimate stage of the Tour of Italy here on Saturday, with Spaniard Alberto Contador retaining the overall leader's pink jersey. Contador, riding for the Saxo Bank team, was not worried during the final mountain stage, a gruelling 242km run with just Sunday's 26km time trial in Milan. The … [Read more...]

Contador Hand Tiralongo Giro Stage Win

MACUGNAGA, Italy, May 27, 2011 (AFP) - Italian Paolo Tiralongo of the Astana team was gifted victory on the 19th stage of the Tour of Italy here on Friday by Spaniard Alberto Contador, who retained the overall leader's pink jersey. Contador caught up with Tiralongo in the final kilometre of the 209km ride from Bergamo to Macugnaga, but allowed his Italian former team-mate to cross the finish … [Read more...]

Capecchi Wins Giro 18th Stage, As Contador Holds Lead

SAN PELLEGRINO TERME, Italy, May 26, 2011 (AFP) - Italian Eros Capecchi won a sprint finish to take the 18th stage of the Tour of Italy here on Thursday as Spaniard Alberto Contador held the leader's pink jersey. It is the first Giro success for the 24-year-old Liquigas rider who crossed ahead of Italian Marco Pinotti and Belgian Kevin Seeldrayers after the 151km ride from Morbegno to … [Read more...]