Svein Tuft Shines In Giro d’Italia Opening TTT Stage

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by Richard Moore BELFAST, United Kingdom, May 09, 2014 (AFP) - Canadian Svein Tuft, riding for Australian team Orica-GreenEdge, enjoyed a birthday to remember as the Giro d'Italia got underway in Belfast on Friday. Tuft celebrated his 37th birthday by leading Orica-GreenEdge over the line at the end of the first stage of the prestigious event. And since the Australian … [Read more...]

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...]

Orica-GreenEdge Triumphs In Tour de France TTT

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by Justin Davis NICE, France, July 02, 2013 (AFP) - Orica-GreenEdge grabbed the spotlight for the second consecutive day at the Tour de France after dominating Tuesday's fourth stage 25km team time trial (TTT) which gave Simon Gerrans the yellow jersey. The Australian outfit, which made its race debut last year, picked up their first Tour de France stage win thanks to Gerrans … [Read more...]

Garmin Wins Giro Fourth Stage TTT

Team Garmin Wins 2012 Giro Stage 4 TTT

VERONA, Italy, May 9, 2012 (AFP) - American team Garmin won the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia, a time trial held over 33.2 km around Verona, to take control of the race Wednesday. Garmin's Lithuanian rider Ramunas Navardauskas took possession of the pink jersey from American Taylor Phinney of BMC, who had led the race since winning the opening stage time trial in Herning, Denmark. … [Read more...]

HTC-HighRoad Takes Victory At Giro TTT

HTC-HIGHROAD TAKES VICTORY AND RACE LEAD FOR PINOTTI IN GIRO TEAM TIME TRIAL San Luis Obispo, California, 7th May 2011 - For the second time in three years, HTC-Highroad powered to victory in the opening team time trial of the Tour of Italy, with local rider Marco Pinotti capturing the race lead. HTC-Highroad completed the 19.3 kilometer course from Venaria Reale to Turin with a ten second … [Read more...]

Armstrong Gives Evans Work To Do At The Tour

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by Justin Davis MONTPELLIER, France, July 8, 2009 (AFP) - Yellow jersey hopeful Cadel Evans was given an alarming reminder of the value of team work at the Tour de France Tuesday after a fourth stage which has severely dented his victory chances. On a team time trial over 39km Evans, the runner-up the past two editions, was one of several contenders to fall victim to Lance … [Read more...]

Armstrong Just Misses Yellow Jersey As Astana Dominates TTT

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Lance Armstrong dramatically missed out on the yellow jersey by the slimmest of margins here on Tuesday after his Astana team smashed their rivals apart in the Tour de France's fourth stage time trial. Astana came over the finish line of the 39km race against the clock 40secs ahead of the Saxo Bank team of Fabian Cancellara, who began and finished the race in the yellow jersey. However … [Read more...]

Armstrong Back For Another Shot At TTT

LA GRANDE MOTTE, France, July 6, 2009 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong will Tuesday get reacquainted with the Tour de France team time trial, an exercise which played a small but important role in his seven yellow jersey triumphs. During reign on the race between 1999-2005 a team time trial was held six times, over an average distance of 64km, and Armstrong's team came out top on the past three … [Read more...]