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Vincenzo Nibali Wins 2014 Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali (Reuters/Jerome Prevost) (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani on Sunday, dominating his rivals on all terrains as his main rivals crashed out of a superb three-week race. While Italy celebrated its seventh Tour winner, a jubilant France hailed its first […]

Dani Moreno Wins Stage 4; Vincenzo Nibali Regains Overall Lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham FISTERRA, Spain | Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:57pm EDT (Reuters) – Italian Vincenzo Nibali had completed the fourth stage of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday and pedaled four kms back to his Astana team bus for a shower before he learned he had moved into the race lead. A late split […]

Vincenzo Nibali Takes Overall Lead At Vuelta

By Alasdair Fotheringham ALTO DO MONTE DA GROBA, Spain | Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:30pm BST (Reuters) – Favourite Vincenzo Nibali seized the lead in the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday’s first mountain top finish as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche clinched a solo stage victory and moved into second overall. After overnight leader and Astana team […]

Vincenzo Nibali Takes Home Pink Jersey

BRESCIA, Italy, May 26 – As soon as Vincenzo Nibali took to the saddle of a racing bike he began to represent Italian cycling’s dream of a future world champion. Sunday’s Giro d’Italia victory fulfilled the hopes of a nation that had been waiting and watching since Nibali won the Tour of Spain in 2010 […]

Vincenzo Nibali Wins Stage 20; Overall Victory All But Assured

(Reuters) – Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali all but sealed overall victory in the Giro d’Italia after battling through a snowstorm and sub-zero temperatures to take his second stage win of the race deep in the Dolomite mountains on Saturday. His helmet, bike and race clothes caked in snow, Nibali raised first his right arm and then […]

Overall Leader Vincenzo Nibali Wins Stage 18 Time Trial

(Reuters) – Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali took a major step towards overall victory in the Giro d’Italia on Thursday after powering to his first stage win during this year’s race in an individual uphill time trial. Nibali more than doubled his overnight advantage over his closest overall pursuer, Australia Cadel Evans, from one minute 26 seconds […]

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 […]

Stage 11: Vincenzo Nibali retains the overall lead

May 15 (Reuters) – Lithuania’s Ramunas Navardauskas gave Garmin-Sharp a boost with a solo summit finish win on stage 11 the day after team leader Ryder Hesjedal lost all hope of repeating last year’s overall Giro d’Italia success. Navardauskas, who was part of a long-distance break of 20 through the Dolomite mountains, shed his closest […]

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 […]

2016 Tour de France to Start in Normandy

2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali (REUTERS/Jerome Prevost) MONT ST MICHEL, France, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The 2016 Tour de France will begin in the Normandy region with the Grand Depart from the iconic Mont St Michel and a third-stage start from Granville, organizers said on Tuesday. The world’s greatest bike race will start from […]

Astana hit by fifth doping case

(Reuters) – Kazakhstan’s Artur Fedosseyev on Wednesday became the fifth Astana rider in two months to be suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI) after testing positive for anabolic androgenic steroids. The 20-year-old Fedosseyev joins brothers Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy, trainee Iliya Davidenok and reserve team member Victor Okishev, all from Kazakhstan, on a growing […]

Private league project in the works again

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – The prospect of a private cycling league raised its head again on Tuesday when 11 top teams announced the creation of Velon, a venture they say will help the sport develop further — without saying how exactly. The 11 teams — Sky, Belkin, BMC, Garmin, Lotto, OPQS, Orica-GreenEdge, Giant, Lampre, […]

Astana hit by another doping case

(Reuters) – Astana were rocked by another doping case on Wednesday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) said Kazakh Victor Okishev had tested positive. “The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified UCI Continental Team Astana Kazakh rider Victor Okishev of an Adverse Analytical Finding of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids in a sample collected […]

Alberto Contador Wins Prestigious Velo d’Or

Alberto Contador (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) Click here for highlights of Alberto Contador winning the 2014 La Vuelta a España. PARIS, Oct 29 (Reuters) – La Vuelta a España champion Alberto Contador has won the prestigious Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2014. Spaniard Contador, who was already crowned in 2007, 2008 and 2009, beat Tour […]

Tour de France Organizers Unveil 2015 Route

Vincenzo Nibali celebrates his overall victory at the 2014 Tour de France (REUTERS/Jerome Prevost) By Julien Pretot PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of grueling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial — Tour de France organizers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will […]

Italy opens murder probe into Pantani’s death a decade later

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/PAUL HANNA/FILES (Reuters) – An Italian court is investigating the 2004 death of Marco Pantani after his mother presented evidence and analysis to the tribunal that she says shows he was murdered. The 34-year-old Pantani, who won the Tour de France in 1998, was found dead in a hotel suite in the beachside resort […]

Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour with stage win

 PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER (Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali proved once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France when he powered to victory in the final mountain stage on Thursday, all but securing his maiden title in impressive fashion. The Italian, looking to become the sixth man to win all three grand […]

Heartbreak For Bauer

(Reuters) – Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his second Tour de France victory when he won a bunch sprint to take Sunday’s 15th stage after the peloton reined in the day’s breakaway in the final straight. New Zealand’s Jack Bauer, who broke clear with Swiss Martin Elminger, was caught by the chasing pack less than 100 […]

Nibali Makes His Mark As Porte Cracks In Tour

(Reuters) – Vincenzo Nibali put the hammer down on the Tour de France when the Italian snatched a solo win in the 13th stage in a mountaintop finish as Australian Richie Porte blew up in the heat on Friday. Astana rider Nibali went on his own in the long climb to Chamrousse to open a […]

Kristoff Too Strong For Sagan On Tour Stage 12; Nibali Retains Yellow Jersey

(Reuters) – Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to prevail in dominant fashion on the 12th stage, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha rider Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a comfortable margin to leave Slovakian Sagan, […]

Attacking Gallopin claims Tour de France 11th stage

(Reuters) – Two days after wearing the yellow jersey, France’s Tony Gallopin claimed the 11th stage of the Tour de France thanks to late attacks in a nervous finale on Wednesday. German John Degenkolb was second and Italian Matteo Trentin took third place at the end of a 187.5km ride from Besancon. Italian Vincenzo Nibali […]

Heavy crash ends Contador Tour de France hopes

CREDIT: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing heavily during the 10th stage and injuring his knee. The double Tour champion fell on the descent from Le Petit Ballon and spent several minutes being treated by race doctors, blood dripping from his right knee. […]

Defending Champion Chris Froome Abandons Tour de France After Crash

Chris Froome (Reuters/Joseba Etxaburu) (Reuters) – Chris Froome’s attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race on Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five. On a miserable, rain-sodden day in northern France, the Briton appeared in great pain after falling for […]

Tour de France Stage Winner Denied Kiss from Podium Girl

By Seth Rubinroit Cyclists who win a stage of the Tour de France stand triumphantly on the podium, positioned between two attractive podium girls. Upon being handed a prize, such as a stuffed animal or flowers, the cyclist kisses the podium girls on the cheek. Or at least that is what is supposed to happen. […]

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 20: GC Battle

Nibali Vincenzo of Astana fought as hard to get back those 3 seconds, but it was not to be, as Chris Horner of Radioshack increased his General Classification lead to 37 seconds.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 20: Elissonde wins

Kenny Elissonde of FDJ managed to survive the strenuous climb to win Stage 20 of the Vuelta a Espana, as Chris Horner of Radioshack cracked Nibali Vincenzo of Astana to increase his GC lead by 37 seconds.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Rodriguez wins

In the last kilometer, Joaquin Rodriguez of Katusha attacked for the win, moving himself into 4th place in the GC. Meanwhile, Chris Horner of Radioshack claimed the GC lead over Nibali Vincenzo of Astana by 3 seconds.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 18: GC Battle

As Vasil Kiryienka of Sky won the stage, Chris Horner of Radioshack attacked Vincenzo Nibali (of Astana) on the final climb, cutting Nibali’s General Classification lead to just three seconds.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 18: Kiryienka wins

Vasil Kiryienka of Sky claims his third career stage win, and his first Vuelta a Espana win, taking Stage 18 by 28 seconds over Chris Sorensen of Saxo. Meanwhile Chris Horner of Radioshack is now only 3 seconds behind GC leader Nibali Vincenzo of Astana.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 17: Mollema wins

Bauke Mollema of Belkin, who took 4th in 2011, jumped the sprinters in the final kilometer to win Stage 17 of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana. Nibali Vincenzo of Astana remains the GC race leader by a 28 second margin.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 16: Warren Barguil wins

Warren Barguil of Argos Shimano claimed his 2nd stage victory, winning with a time of 3:43.31 in a photo finish over rider Rigoberto Uran of SKY Procyling. Vincenzo Nibali of Astana still holds onto his GC lead and has 28 seconds over the field.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 15: Geniez wins

First time Grand Tour stage winner, Alexandre Geniez of FDJ, survived the break away to take home the Stage 15 win. Nibali Vincenzo of Astana remains the GC leader by 50 seconds over Chris Horner of Radioshack.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Ratto wins

Daniele Ratto of Cannondale crushes the field to get his first grand tour stage win, as Vincenzo Nibali of Astana wins the GC battle against Chris Horner of Radioshack, increasing his lead to 50 seconds.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 13: Barguil wins

As the break away slowly crumbled, Warren Barguil (Argos) attacked in the final meter to get the stage win during his first Grand Tour race. For the third day in a row, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) remains the GC leader by 31 seconds

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 12: Gilbert wins

World champ Philippe Gilbert of BMC chased down Boasson Hagen of Team Sky to win the stage. Meanwhile, Vincenzo Nibali of Astana maintains his 31 second GC lead.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 11: Nibali claims GC

Stage 11 38.8km Time Trial, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) reclaims the GC lead over Chris Horner (Radioshack) who drops 46 seconds back into 4th, and Nicolas Roche holds 2nd, 33 seconds back, and Alejandro Valverde is 3rd

Leopold Koenig Wins Stage Eight; American Chris Horner Third Overall

(Reuters) – Czech Leopold Koenig took a solo win in stage eight of the Tour of Spain on Saturday as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche claimed the overall lead. Koenig attacked with two kilometres to go to claim the win on the Alto de Penas Blancas summit finish. Spain’s Dani Moreno was second with Roche in third. […]

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 8: Koenig wins

During the 167km mountainous stage eight, Netapp’s Leopold Koenig won his team’s first Grand Tour stage, meanwhile Nicolas Roche claims the overall lead by 17 seconds, former leader Vincenzo Nibali is now 5th and Koenig is 6th.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 7: Stybar wins

Vincenzo Nibali of Astana maintains the General Classification lead, as world champ Philippe Gilbert of BMC is just edged at the line by former cyclocross racer Zdenek Stybar (Omega) for his first grand tour stage win.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 6: Morkov wins

In a solo break away, time Trial World Champ Tony Martin (Omega) nearly walks away with the stage win, but finishes 7th as Michael Morkov (Saxo) wins the sprint finish. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) remains GC leader.

Michael Matthews Wins Stage 5; Nibali retains overall lead

By Alasdair Fotheringham | Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:58 p.m. CDT LAGO DE SANABRIA, Spain (Reuters) – Australian Michael Matthews recorded a stage win in the first week of his maiden Grand Tour on Wednesday after a chaotic bunch sprint finish to the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain. The 22-year-old Orica GreenEdge rider, […]

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 5: Matthews wins

Stage 5 174km, In the sprint finish, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) hangs on to his General Classification lead by three seconds, as Michael Matthews (Orica) gets the stage win, his third of the season.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 4: Moreno wins

Despite Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) leading most of the way, Daniel Moreno (Katusha) attacked in the final km to grab the win. In a surprising ruling, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) claimed 6 seconds on Chris Horner (Radio), taking the GC lead by 3 seconds.

American Chris Horner Wins Stage 3 At The Tour Of Spain

By Alasdair Fotheringham MIRADOR DE LOBEIRA, Spain | Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:01pm EDT (Reuters) – American Chris Horner produced a thrilling late attack to become the oldest rider to win a stage and grab the overall lead in a Grand Tour race at the Vuelta a Espana on Monday. The RadioShack Leopard rider, 41 […]

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 3: Horner wins

In the last kilometer of the climb, Chris Horner (RADIO) jumped to the front, winning the stage, his first grand tour win, and claims the GC lead over Vincenzo Nibali (ASTANA) by six seconds with the time bonus.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 2: Roche wins

With an impressive final attack, Nicolas Roche of Saxo gets his first major stage win, as Vincenzo Nibali of Astana claimed the General Classification lead by an eight second margin.

2013 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 1: Astana wins

Stage 1 Team Time Trial, bit of a surprise win for Astana, by 10 seconds, with GC hopeful Vincenzo Nibali, though Janez Brajkovic will start off as the GC leader.

USN Presents “Bikenado” along with the 2013 Vuelta a España

  Universal Sports Network Presents 84 Hours of LIVE Multiplatform Coverage of 2013 Vuelta a España from August 24 to September 15  Coming in September is “Bikenado” –  A Month of Cycling Events From Around the Globe Los Angeles (August 21, 2013) – Universal Sports Network will air 84 hours of exclusive LIVE multiplatform coverage […]

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 […]

Giovanni Visconti Grinds Out Win In Weather Shortened Stage 15

COL DU GALIBIER, France (Reuters) – Italian Vincenzo Nibali successfully contained his rivals’ attacks on the Giro d’Italia’s toughest high mountain stages on Sunday to take a big step towards overall victory. Nibali finished seventh in the stage, won by compatriot Giovanni Visconti, to retain the overall lead one minute 26 secones ahead of Australia’s […]

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 […]

Cavendish Wins Successive Stages

CHERASCO, Italy, May 17 – A series of small but challenging climbs late on Friday’s stage of the 2012 Giro d’Italia could not stop Britain’s Mark Cavendish taking his fourth stage win and second in two days. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remained overall leader but it was sprinter Cavendish who stole the show again after compatriot […]

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 […]

Cavendish Wins Stage 12, Wiggins Fades

(Reuters) – Britain’s Mark Cavendish racked up the 100th win of his career on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday but Bradley Wiggins’s hopes of overall victory were in tatters when he lost time on the main bunch. Tour de France champion Wiggins, who has been suffering from a chest infection, was dropped in the […]

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 […]


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