Garmin-Barracuda rider Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania celebrates on the podium as he wears the leader pink jersey after the team time trial 33.2-km fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia in Verona May 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham VERONA, Italy, May 9 (Reuters) – Ramunas Navardauskas became the first Lithuanian to lead the Giro […]
RadioShack-Nissan team riders and Tyler Farrar, left, line up before the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012, to remember Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt, who died during last year’s third stage. The race also paid tribute to Horsens mayor Jan Troejborg, who died Sunday of a heart attack while […]
Taylor Phinney, of the United States, receives assistance after crashing during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012. Matthew Goss of Australia won the third stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were […]
Radioshack Nissan Trek riders Andy (L) and Frank Schleck (R) of Luxembourg attend the team’s official presentation in Esch-sur-Alzette, January 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Thierry Roge) By Alasdair Fotheringham HERNING, Denmark (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck cancelled his holiday plans to take part in the Giro d’Italia but the Radioshack rider said he had no regrets at […]
A picture shows the peloton during the 12th stage of the 94th Tour of Italy, run from Castelfidardo to Ravenna on May 19, 2011. Contador retained the pink jersey after the 12th stage of the Giro. (LUK BENIES/AFP/Getty Images) Milan, April 30 2012 – A total of 198 riders, from 22 different countries, are set […]
French John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) rides during the individual uphill time trial in stage 16 of the 93rd Giro d’Italia, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones, on May 25, 2010 in Plan de Corones. (Luk Beines/AFP/Getty Images) By Klaus, Special to Universal Sports | cyclinginquisition.com It feels like it was a […]
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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 […]
(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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
Benat Intxausti of Spain wears the pink jersey of the overall leader as he sprays sparkling wine on the podium after completing the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Marina San Salvo to Pescara, Friday, May 10, 2013. Australian rider Adam Hansen won the hilly and rainy seventh stage […]
Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, center, pedals in the pack during the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Enrico Battaglin of Italy sprinted to the stage victory, while compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader’s pink jersey. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari) By Alasdair Fotheringham SERRA SAN […]
Italy’s Luca Paolini crosses the finish line to win the third stage of the Giro d’Italia from Sorrento to Marina di Ascea, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2013, and gain the pink jersey of leader of the race. Paolini, who rides for Katusha, broke away toward the end of the final descent to complete the 222-kilometer […]
Sky team cyclists pedal on their way to winning a team time trial, in the second stage of the Giro d’Italia, in the southern Italian island of Ischia, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins powered the Sky team to victory and moved into second place overall, while his Italian teammate Salvatore […]
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) By Julien Pretot PARIS, April 29 (Reuters) – Team Sky were facing a public relations dilemma on Monday as Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins appeared at odds over who would […]
It’s the end of the season and Pavel Kharitonov (RUS), Stephanie Magiros (AUS), Kim-Rune Hansen (NOR) and Nikita Avtaneev (RUS) end it with some brusies, here’s hoping they are all better for next year.
BARCELONA, March 24 (Reuters) – After two runners-up spots and a fourth place, Ireland’s Daniel Martin finally netted the overall classification of the Tour of Catalunya, Spain’s second biggest bike race. The 26-year-old Garmin-Sharp rider finished safely in 42nd spot in the main pack on Sunday after a fast seventh stage featuring eight hilly circuits […]
The Volta a Catalunya is the fourth-oldest cycling stage race in the world (first time in 1911), only behind the Tour de France (1903), Tour of Belgium (1908) and the Giro d’Italia (1909). This event airs 3/24 @10:30amET/7:30amPT.
The Volta a Catalunya is the fourth-oldest cycling stage race in the world (first time in 1911), only behind the Tour de France (1903), Tour of Belgium (1908) and the Giro d’Italia (1909). This event airs 3/23 @ 10:30amET/7:30amPT.
The Volta a Catalunya is the fourth-oldest cycling stage race in the world (first time in 1911), only behind the Tour de France (1903), Tour of Belgium (1908) and the Giro d’Italia (1909). This event airs 3/22 @10:30amET/7:30amPT.
The Volta a Catalunya is the fourth-oldest cycling stage race in the world (first time in 1911), only behind the Tour de France (1903), Tour of Belgium (1908) and the Giro d’Italia (1909). This event airs 3/21 @10:30amET/7:30amPT.
The Volta a Catalunya is the fourth-oldest cycling stage race in the world (first time in 1911), only behind the Tour de France (1903), Tour of Belgium (1908) and the Giro d’Italia (1909). This event airs 3/20 @ 10:30amET/7:30amPT.
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Bethel, CT – Jan. 13, 2013 – Cannondale, a premium brand of Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), launched its 2013 pro cycling team, Cannondale Pro Cycling, this past weekend at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Team captains Ivan Basso, Peter Sagan, Elia Viviani, and Moreno Moser walked the Cannondale Pro Cycling carpet amidst the […]
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Team Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda today unveiled its 2013 roster, it’s youngest roster ever – with additions for 2013 including Rohan Dennis, Caleb Fairly, Lachlan Morton and Steele Von Hoff. “We had our strongest season in the history of the team in 2012, with our first Grand Tour win at the Giro, and we’ll be looking to build […]
By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]
Caleb Fairly of the USA riding for Team HTC-Highroad drives the peloton in defense of the the overall race leaders jersey of teammate Patrick Gretsch of Germany during stage one of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte on August 23, 2011 in Chaffee County, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) […]
No. 7: Cycling Phenom Taylor Phinney Dons the Maglia Rosa Universal Sports Staff Picks: Did you miss a day of “12 in ’12″? CLICK HERE to view all previously released 2012 moments. Taylor Phinney pulled on the very first maglia rosa of the 2012 Giro d’Italia and became the first American to wear the pink jersey […]
By Julien Pretot LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Last year’s Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been handed a three-month retroactive ban for visiting banned sports doctor Michele Ferrari, his team said on Wednesday. Lampre team media officer Andrea Appiani told Reuters in a text message that Scarponi’s ban started on Oct. 1, meaning that […]
LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Twice Tour de France champion Alberto Contador’s Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team were granted an automatic spot for the top cycling races of 2013, at the expense of world number one Joaquim Rodriguez’s Katusha team on Monday. “The request from the team Katusha for registration in the first division has been […]
Italian rider Michele Scarponi gets ready prior the nineth166km stage of the Giro d’Italia going from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone on May 14, 2012 in San Giorgio del Sanno. (Luk Beines/AFP/GettyImages) PARIS, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Last year’s Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi has been suspended by his Lampre team for visiting banned […]
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme presents the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, October 24, 2012. The 100th Tour de France route, with 21 stages, features three time trials, will start from June 29, 2013 in Porto-Vecchio in Corsica, take l’Alpe d’Huez’s 21 hairpins twice […]
Tour winner Tony Martin of Germany, center, second place Francesco Gavazzi of Italy, left, and third place Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway, right, spray champagne to celebrate during an award ceremony for the 2012 Tour of Beijing cycling competitions on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan) Courtesy of […]
Francesco Gavazzi wins stage 3 of the Tour of Beijing. (Graham Watson) Courtesy of tourofbeijing.net Italy’s Francesco Gavazzi (Astana) won stage three of the Tour of Beijing, in a close uphill sprint finish at the Great Wall on Thursday. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) retained the lead but he was put under strong pressure by […]
Courtesy of tourofbeijing.net Germany’s Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) added some panache to the Tour of Beijing with a solo victory on stage two into Mentougou, in the western hills of Beijing, on Wednesday. The defending champion, who missed the time trial on the course this year and said his “chances to repeat his victory […]
Elio Viviani wins stage one of the 2012 Tour of Beijing. (Graham Watson) Courtesy of http://www.tourofbeijing.net Italy’s Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) is the first to wear the red jersey of leader of the Tour of Beijing after he took victory on the opening stage in a bunch sprint on Tuesday. Viviani is already a worthy ambassador […]
Germany’s Tony Martin of the HTC-Highroad team sprints over the finish line to win the first stage of the inaugural Tour of Beijing cycling race in Beijing on October 5, 2011. The race is the first of its kind in Asia, as the International Cycling Union (UCI) looks to expand into new continents. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty […]
Radioshack Nissan Trek rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg reacts after crossing the finish line of the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) Courtesy of http://www.tourofbeijing.net Two-time Tour de France runner up Andy Schleck will make the trip to China for the […]
Kenyan Riders’ team members pose for a photograph at their camp in Iten, Rift Valley province of Kenya April 2012. Fascinated by the notion of turning the world’s most gifted long distance runners into kings of the saddle, Nicholas Leong packed up his life in Singapore and moved to Kenya’s Rift Valley. It mattered little […]
BMC Racing Team rider and world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium waves at the start of the 251km (155,96 miles) Tour of Lombardy (Giro di Lombardia) from Bergamo to Lecco, September 29, 2012. Gilbert crashed out and was unable to finish the race. (REUTERS/Stringer) Sept 29 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez became the first Spaniard to […]
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