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Bouhanni makes it three stage wins at Giro

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/SULTAN AL HASANI (Reuters) – Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed his third victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia when he won the 10th stage with another perfectly timed sprint on Tuesday. The FDJ.fr rider was set up by team mate Sebastien Chavanel in a finale also marked by a another massive crash in the […]

Dan Martin Withdraws from the Giro d’Italia

Dan Martin (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) Dan Martin was forced to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia on May 9 after slipping on a manhole cover. The fall brought down three of his Garmin-Sharp teammates. He appeared to be in considerable pain after the accident, and was taken away in an ambulance. Below is an update from his team, […]

Giro’s Stage 19 Canceled Due To Heavy Snow

(Reuters) – Heavy snow forced Giro d’Italia organisers to call off Friday’s mountainous stage 19 from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello and the route for the next day’s stage was re-designed. Saturday’s stage includes far fewer descents to ensure another day of mountain racing is not lost but it will still finish on the […]

Giovanni Visconti Wins His Second Stage Of The Giro d’Italia

VICENEZA, Italy (Reuters) – Italian Giovanni Visconti recorded his second stage win of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday to give his Movistar team their third straight victory and their fourth overall in the 2013 race. His compatriot Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race reached its crucial final three mountain stages. Visconti, who […]

Vincenzo Nibali On Course To Win Giro

REUTERS – Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week. Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel […]

Mauro Santambrogio Wins Stage 14 Of Giro

(Reuters) – Italy’s Mauro Santambrogio won the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia, a mountain top finish after a 163-kms ride on Saturday. Santambrogio beat compatriot Vincenzo Nibali, who came second in the same time and extended his overall lead after his rivals lost ground. Colombian Carlos Betancur was third, nine seconds off the pace […]

Wiggins Drops Out Of Giro

(Reuters) – A sick Bradley Wiggins withdrew from the Giro d’Italia on Friday to ensure he would be back to full strength for the Tour de France which starts on June 29. Pre-race favourite Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada both pulled out of the Giro prior to the 13th stage citing illness. Wiggins, who […]

Rigoberto Uran Wins Giro d’Italia Stage 10, Nibali Keeps Lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham ALTOPIANO DEL MONTASIO, Italy (Reuters) – Colombian Rigoberto Uran moved into third place overall after capturing a solo victory in the Giro d’Italia’s first summit finish on Tuesday. Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his overall lead after dropping Britain’s Bradley Wiggins and the Netherlands’ Robert Gesink on the final climb. Sky rider Uran […]

Vincenzo Nibali Holds Overall Lead At Giro

FIRENZE, ITALY (Reuters) – Pre-race favourite Bradley Wiggins endured another difficult day on a rain-lashed ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia although defending champion Ryder Hesjedal suffered most, dropping to 11th overall. Britain’s Wiggins, who crashed on a descent on Friday, remained fourth overall, one minute and 16 seconds behind leader Vincenzo Nibali despite for […]

Alex Dowsett wins Giro stage eight, Nibali leads

(Reuters) – New Giro d’Italia race leader Vincenzo Nibali took an important step towards possible victory on Saturday by limiting his losses to favourite Bradley Wiggins in a time trial won by Wiggins’s British compatriot Alex Dowsett. Movistar rider Dowsett had a three-hour wait before all the favourites had finished and he could be sure […]

Peerless Cavendish times it right again in Giro

Britain’s Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Mola di Bari to Margherita di Savoia, Thursday, May 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) By Alasdair Fotheringham MARGHERITA DI SOVOIA, Italy, May 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s Mark Cavendish captured […]

More chaos at Giro as German Degenkolb wins stage five

John Degenkolb of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Cosenza to Matera, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, following a crash near the finish, as Italian Luca Paolini retained the overall […]

Cavendish sees pink with awe-inspiring sprint in Giro

British standout Mark Cavendish celebrates as he wins the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint in Naples, Italy, Saturday, May 4, 2013. Cavendish, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, finished in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 38 seconds on the circuit in downtown Naples, which featured a long, flat finishing straight. […]

Evans to race Giro d’Italia

Cadel Evans (AUS) during stage twelve of the 2012 Tour de France between Saint Jean de Maurienne and Annonay Davezieux. (Mandatory Credit: Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) March 30 (Reuters) – Cadel Evans, bidding to revive his career after struggling since winning the 2011 Tour de France, has gone against convention and decided to […]

2013 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Stage 2: Girona-Banyoles

The Volta a Catalunya is a popular road bicycle race held annually in Catalonia, Spain. It is a part of the UCI World Tour program, ranking second behind the Vuelta a España in popularity for Spain. Stage 2 begins in Girona, finishes in Banyoles and lasts 160.7km.

2013 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya: Stage 2: Girona-Banyoles (mobile)

The Volta a Catalunya is a popular road bicycle race held annually in Catalonia, Spain. It is a part of the UCI World Tour program, ranking second behind the Vuelta a España in popularity for Spain. Stage 2 begins in Girona, finishes in Banyoles and lasts 160.7km.  This event airs 3/19 @ 10:30amET/7:30amPT.

Contador rules out Giro and will focus on Tour de France

Alberto Contador (ESP) during stage twenty one of the 2011 Tour de France between Creteil and Paris. (Stephane Mantey/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) MADRID, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador is not planning to ride the Giro d’Italia in May and will focus fully on the Tour de France starting at the end of June, […]

Wiggins targets Giro and Tour de France double

LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins has targeted winning the Giro d’Italia and defending his Tour de France crown back to back next year. Britain’s first Tour de France winner was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday and immediately set his sights on emulating an incredible 12 months which also saw […]

Varied 2013 Giro route tempts big guns

Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain lines up at the start of the Men’s Elite Road Race on day eight of the UCI Road World Championships on September 23, 2012 in Maastricht, Netherlands. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) Sept 30 (Reuters) – Giro d’Italia organizers balanced mountains with time trials for the 2013 race route unveiled […]

Wiggins should focus on Giro/Vuelta double in 2013

Bradley Wiggins (GBR), left, and Christopher Froome (GBR) during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins should focus on winning the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Spain next year instead of retaining his Tour de France title, according […]

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia announced Miami event at Interbike

Giro d’Italia Director Michele Acquarone of RCS Sports and Universal Sports Network Cycling Analyst Todd Gogulski at the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia stans at Interbike 2012. Las Vegas – Giro d’Italia chose Interbike, the premier cycling trade event in North America, as stage to announce the upcoming, tropical edition of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia […]

Giro d’Italia 2013 will host a stage on the mighty Galibier

Milan, September 20th, 2012 – It will be the first time and it will be special. On Sunday, May 19th, 2013 the Giro d’Italia will raise its flag on one of the sacred mountains of cycling, the Col du Galibier. The stage will end at the top of the climb (2,642 meters) where the mountain […]

I’m as good as anyone in Tour, says Giro winner Hesjedal

(L-R) Johan Vansummeren of Belgium, Tom Danielson of the USA, Christian Vande Velde of the USA and Ryder Hesjedal of Canada riding for Team Garmin-Sharp take a training ride in preparation for the Tour de France on June 28, 2012 in Lanaken, Belgium. Sharp was announced a co-title sponsor at a press conference. (Photo by […]

Naples to host the 2013 Giro d’Italia Grande Partenza

Press Conference for the presentation of the start of 2013 Giro d’Italia from Napoli. In the picture: Andrea Monti, Luigi De Magistris, and Giacomo Catano Milan, June 25, 2012 – The city of Naples will host the Grande Partenza of the 2013 Giro d’Italia, exactly 50 years after the Corsa Rosa last started in the […]

Giro winner Hesjedal swaps survival for success

Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal of Canada takes a curve during the 30km (18 miles) time trial in the 21st and last stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Milan, May 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham MILAN, May 27 (Reuters) – When new winner Ryder Hesjedal first rode the Giro d’Italia in 2005, he […]

Hesjedal becomes first Canadian to win Giro

Pink jersey holder and overall leader Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal of Canada holds the trophy on the podium after the 28.2km (17 miles) time trial in the 21st and last stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Milan, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal took the leader pink jersey after the last stage and winning the 95th […]

De Gendt takes spectacular solo win in Giro

Vacansoleil-DCM’s Thomas De Gendt of Belgium climbs on his way to win the 219km (136 miles) 20th stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Caldes to Passo dello Stelvio, May 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham PASSO DELLO STELVIO, Italy , May 26 (Reuters) – Belgian Thomas De Gendt climbed to a solo stage win […]

Rodriguez clings on to Giro lead as Hesjedal looms

Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver of Spain, wearing the leader’s pink jersey, signs the board of presence before the start of the 198km (123 miles) 19th stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Treviso to Alpe di Pampeago, May 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham ALPE DI PAMPEAGO, Italy, May 25 (Reuters) – Former mountain […]

Todd’s Take: Giro Finale Weekend

The pack rides in Alpe di Pampaego. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) By Todd Gogulski, Universal Sports | @BiciGoGo | Blog Stage 17 had about 15,000′ of climbing. Stage 19 has almost 17,000′ and then stage 20 has almost 20,000′. Follow those with the 30km flat time trial in Milan and you can see why everyone said […]

Giro leader Rodriguez takes key mountain stage

Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodriguez of Spain, wearing the leader pink jersey, celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Liquigas-Cannondale’s Ivan Basso of Italy (C) and Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal of Canada, to win the 186-km 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Falzes to Cortina D’Ampezzo, May 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham […]

Izagirre takes Giro stage with lone attack

Euskaltel-Euskadi’s Jon Izaguirre Insausti of Spain celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 173-km (107-mile) 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Limone sul Garda to Falzes May 22, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham FALZES, Italy, May 22 (Reuters) – Second-year Spanish professional Jon Izagirre jumped into the limelight with a […]

Giro set for Galibier ascent in coming years

Chasers climb past a Galibier (2.556 m) milepost in the 109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) By Alasdair Fotheringham LIMONE SUL GARDA, Italy, May 21 (Reuters) – The Giro […]

Rabottini battles to Giro stage win after solo breakaway

Farnese Vini-Selle Italia’s Matteo Rabottini of Italy sprints ahead of Katusha Team’s Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver of Spain to win the 169 km 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Busto Arsizio to Pian de Resinelli, May 20, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham PLAN DEI RESINELLI, Italy, May 20 (Reuters) – A spectacular solo 150 […]

Amador takes Costa Rica’s first Giro win

Movistar’s Andrey Amador of Costa Rica (L) sprints ahead of NetApp’s Jan Barta of Czech Republic to win the 206-km 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Cherasco to Cervinia, May 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham CERVINIA, Italy, May 19 (Reuters) – Andrey Amador earned himself a niche in cycling’s history books on […]

Dane Bak takes first Grand Tour win in Giro stage 12

Lotto Belisol’s Lars Ytting Bak of Denmark cycles on his way to winning the 155-km 12th stage from Seravezza to Sestri Levante of the Giro d’Italia, May 17, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham SESTRI LEVANTE, Italy, May 17 – Denmark’s Lars Bak took his first Grand Tour stage win at the age of 32 […]

Spain’s Ventoso takes crash-blighted ninth stage of Giro

Movistar’s Francisco Alberdi Ventoso (R) of Spain sprints to win the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham FROSINONE, Italy (Reuters) May 14 – Spain’s Francisco Ventoso won the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday in a […]

Pozzovivo hopes Giro win will inspire southern Italians

Colnago-CSF Inox’s Domenico Pozzovivo celebrates on the podium after winning the 229-km eighth stage from Sulmona to Lago Laceno of the Giro d’Italia, May 13, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham LAGO LACENO, Italy (Reuters) May 13 – Italian climber Domenico Pozzovivo claimed an impressive solo win in Sunday’s mountainous finale at Lago Laceno, while […]

Rubiano Chavez wins stage six of Giro, Malori leads

Miguel Rubiano Chavez of Colombia celebrates on the podium after winning the 209-km (130-mile) sixth stage from Urbino to Porto Sant’Elpidio of the Giro d’Italia, May 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Italy, May 11 (Reuters) – Colombian Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez won stage six of the Giro d’Italia from Urbino to Porto Sant’ElPidio on […]

 
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