Ulissi Wins Giro 17th Stage In Controversial Finish

ROME, May 25, 2011 - Italian Diego Ulissi of the Lampre team won the 17th stage of the Tour of Italy over 230km from Feltre to Tirano on Wednesday after Giovanni Visconti was demoted for pushing in the finish. Visconti was first over the line but after going for a non-existent gap down the inside between Ulissi and the barriers in the run-in, he pushed his 21-year-old rival out of the … [Read more...]

Scarponi, Nibali Race For Crucial Second Place

ROME, May 24, 2011 - An imminent duel between Michele Scarponi and Vincenzo Nibali will take on special significance over the remaining five stages on the Tour of Italy as the pair battle for what could turn out to be overall triumph on the race. On Tuesday Spaniard Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race's fabled pink jersey with an impressive victory in the 16th stage … [Read more...]

Contador Wins Mountain Time-Trial, Increase Grip On Giro Lead

ROME, May 24, 2011 - Spaniard Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the Tour of Italy pink jersey with an impressive victory in the 16th stage mountain time trial, held over 12.7km between Belluno to Nevegal on Tuesday. The reigning Tour de France champion thus claimed his second stage win of the race, extending his lead in the overall standings to almost five minutes over Italian Michele … [Read more...]

Nieve Wins Giro 15th Stage, Contador Keeps Pink

ROME, May 22, 2011 - Spaniard Mikel Nieve of the Basque Euskaltel-Euskadi team triumphed on the 15th stage of the Tour of Italy over 229km from Conegliano to Gardeccia on Sunday. Race leader Alberto Contador, the reigning Tour de France champion, finished third to maintain his hold on the pink jersey. Having never previously won a stage in this race during their 17-year existence, this … [Read more...]

Anton Wins Giro Stage 14, While Contador Stays In Pink

MONTE ZONCOLAN, Italy, May 21, 2011 - Spaniard Igor Anton of the Euskaltel team won the 14th stage of the Tour of Italy on Saturday, with compatriot Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) retaining the overall leader's pink jersey. Contador finished just 33 seconds off Anton after negotiating the final grueling 10.1km climb, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali in third on the day's racing that ended in … [Read more...]

Rujano Wins Giro 13th Stage Ahead Of Contador

GROSSGLOCKNER, Austria, May 20, 2011 - Venezuela's Jose Rujano of the Androni team won the 13th stage of the Tour of Italy on Friday ahead of Spaniard Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank), who holds the overall leader's pink jersey. Rujano completed the 167km in 4hr 45min 54sec with Contador right on his shoulder at the line and Frenchman John Gadret completing the podium after the ride to … [Read more...]

As Cavendish Wins Giro Stage 12, Contador Retains Lead

RAVENNA, Italy, May 19, 2011 - Britain's Mark Cavendish bade farewell to this year's Tour of Italy by sprinting to his second stage win on Thursday as Spaniard Alberto Contador retained the overall leader's pink jersey. The HTC-Highroad rider won the 12th stage over relatively flat terrain from Castelfidardo to Ravenna ahead of Italian duo Davide Appollonio and Alessandro … [Read more...]

Gadret Wins Giro Stage 11, While Contador Still Wearing Pink

Bicycle.net would like all of our readers to take a minute out of our busy day to appreciate what we have, and how much we would miss it if it was all taken away from us. We can not say in words how sad we are today, the day of the funeral of Wouter Weylandt, and in his honor want us all to focus on the good, on doing good, and enjoying what precious time we have on this earth. RIP Wouter … [Read more...]

Cavendish Shrugs Off Cheating Screams To Win Giro Stage 10

TERAMO, Italy, May 17, 2011 - British sprint ace Mark Cavendish won the 10th stage of the Tour of Italy, a 159km ride from Termoli, on Tuesday just hours after he was accused of cheating by two of his rivals. Cavendish edged out fellow spring specialists Francisco Ventoso and Alessandro Petacchi - Spain's controversial three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador retained the leader's … [Read more...]

I’m Not The “Big Boss”, says Giro Leader Contador

TERMOLI, Italy, May 16, 2011 - Spain's controversial three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador rejected claims he was the 'big boss' of the Giro d'Italia despite having taken the overall leader's pink jersey after Sunday's stage. The 28-year-old - bidding for his second win in the race after the 2008 edition - was speaking on the first rest day of the Tour after a superb … [Read more...]