Tour of Trentino Lure Sky, BMC With TTT

MILAN, Jan 29, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Trentino organizers said they are hoping for an opening day battle between cycling's team time trial giants Sky and BMC when a "pancake-flat" race in the event opens this year's edition in late April. The four-day race, held on April 22-25, is considered one of several crucial warm-ups for the three-week Giro d'Italia (May 9-June 1). The … [Read more...]

Kreuziger Has Two Races Before The Giro

The Czech rider Roman Kreuziger, one of the podium candidates for the 2011 Giro in May, plans to compete in two races before the Italian race, it was announced Wednesday his Astana team. "The Giro is my big goal this year, "said Kreuziger (24 years old) he explained that a "lack of power" was a big disappointment during Paris-Nice. "Next Tuesday I will be in Tenerife (Canary … [Read more...]

‘Saddened’ Vinokourov Reiterates Doping Innocence

PARIS, April 27, 2010 (AFP) - Riled by the negative impact of his victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege, former dope cheat Alexandre Vinokourov took the unusual step of writing an open letter Monday in a bid to convince his detractors. Vinokourov, one of cycling's big names of the past decade, was booed and jeered by some fans as he rode across the finish line of the prestigious Belgian one-day … [Read more...]

Vinokourov Wins Tour of Trentino By A Hair

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ROME, April 23, 2010 (AFP) - Kazakh Alexander Vinokourov of Astana won the 34 edition of the Tour of Trentino on Friday for his first major success of the season, edging out Italy's Riccardo Ricco of Ceramica Flaminia. Vinokourov squeezed out his rival by just 0.12sec after a battle royal over the final kilometer of the fourth and final stage heading for the summit of the Alpe di Pampeago, … [Read more...]

Tour of Trentino A Hint Of The Giro

MILAN, April 19, 2010 (AFP) - Some of the contenders in the Tour of Italy which starts on May 8 in Amsterdam, will test and measure them selves at the Tour of Trentino ( North-East) which starts Tuesday on the shores of Lake Garda. For example, Ivan Basso had won Tour of Trentino race last year, a few weeks before finishing the Giro in 5th place. With two mountain finishes, San … [Read more...]

Basso Records First Win Since Doping Ban

Ivan Basso 1st Win Since Doping Suspension At Trentino

Disgraced Italian rider Ivan Basso won his first race since returning from a two-year doping suspension on Saturday, winning the Tour of Trentino. The 31-year-old's compatriot Danilo Di Luca won the fourth and final stage, a 214.2 kilometres ride, with Basso finishing fifth. It was the first victory for Basso since he won the 2006 Giro d'Italia. Basso, who rides for Liquigas, was … [Read more...]