Marcel Kittel Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia And Gets Pink

Arnhem, Netherlands, May 8, 2016 (AFP) - Germany sprint ace Marcel Kittel pulled off an impressive double coup on Sunday by winning his second stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia to claim the race leader's pink jersey. Kittel claimed his first win of this year's edition with a dominant sprint finish on Saturday in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. On the third and final stage to be held in the … [Read more...]

Viviani Wins Dubai Tour Stage 2, Takes Overall Lead

Dubai, Feb 4, 2016 (AFP) - Italy's Elia Viviani, riding for Team Sky, sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Tour of Dubai on Thursday and grabbed the leader's blue jersey from Germany's Marcel Kittel. Viviani had benefitted from a crash in the final kilometre that appeared to affect opponents. "Yesterday I opened my sprint too early and was left alone with no team-mate with … [Read more...]

Team Sky Trio Injured During World Time Trial Practice

Richmond, United States, Sept 19, 2015 (AFP) - Three Team Sky riders were injured Saturday when they fell during a high-speed practice session for Sunday's team time trial at the World Road Cycling Championships. Britain's Luke Rowe, American Danny Pate and Italy's Elia Viviani suffered cuts and scrapes when they went down at 60 km/hr on the city street course. The trio returned to … [Read more...]

Viviani Outfoxes Cavendish To Tour of Britain Stage 1 Win

London, Sept 6, 2015 - Team Sky's Elia Viviani won a dramatic sprint finish for the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday ahead of Britain's Mark Cavendish. Cavendish looked set to win the sprint following the run from Beaumaris to Wrexham as he led Andre Greipel round the final bend. But Italian Viviani managed to sneak through to snatch victory ahead of Cavendish. … [Read more...]

Dubai Tour Stage 2 Finishes With A Pipping By Viviani

Dubai, Feb 5, 2015 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish was pipped for victory in the second stage of the Dubai Tour by Elia Viviani on Thursday but kept the race leader's jersey. The Briton was second on the 185km run from Dubai International Marine Club to Palm Jumeirah but the bonus seconds he took in winning Wednesday's opening stage ensured he remained in the leader's blue jersey. Team … [Read more...]