Team Sky rider Mark Cavendish of Britain holds his daughter Delilah Grace as he celebrates on the podium after winning the 209 km (130 mile) fifth stage from Modena to Fano of the Giro d’Italia, May 10, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham FANO, Italy, May 10 (Reuters) – World champion Mark Cavendish celebrated the […]
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 […]
Universal Sports is your destination for comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Giro d’Italia. Get LIVE and on-demand access to all 21 stages of the event, as well as free post-stage highlights, photo galleries, and more. (All times ET) To watch an event replay, click the highlighted ROUTE column for the Stage you are interested in […]
Cadel Evans (Bernard Papon/Presse Sports via US) Sept 25 (Reuters) – Cadel Evans, the only Australian to win the Tour de France, announced on Thursday he will retire next February. The 37-year-old, who won the Tour in 2011, told a news conference from the world championships in Ponferrada, Spain, that he would call it quits […]
Click here for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships schedule on Universal Sports. USA Cycling has announced the rosters that will represent Team USA at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships. Elite Men The elite men’s road team is made up of three automatic nominations and three discretionary selections. The three automatic nominations are Tejay […]
(Reuters) – Spain’s Dani Navarro claimed the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain after a timely attack on the final climb of a 188.7-km hilly ride from Belorado on Friday. The Cofidis rider sped away from a skimmed pack on a steep slope some 2.5 km from the line and never looked back. His […]
188km Stage 3, After getting a stage win in the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France this year, Michael Matthews (ORICA) now scores a win in the Vuelta and with a ten second time bonus claims the GC lead as well by 4 seconds over Nairo Quintana (MO
Alberto Contador (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) CLICK HERE for the TV and online schedule to watch La Vuelta on Universal Sports. (Reuters) – Alberto Contador will take part in this month’s Tour of Spain after recovering faster than expected from a shinbone fracture, the Spaniard said on Thursday. “I’ve been riding the bicycle for 10 days and […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR/FILES (Reuters) – As race director of the London Marathon Hugh Brasher was not exactly short of things to do with his time but when the invitations went out for bidders to organize and run a mass cycling event on a similar scale he jumped at the chance. His organization duly got […]
Mark Cavendish (AP Photo/Gian Mattia D’Alberto) Click here for USN’s 2014 cycling schedule LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish will return to action in this month’s Tour de l’Ain stage race in eastern France having recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained in the Tour de France opening stage, his team said on Wednesday. […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/CHINA DAILY (Reuters) – Norway’s former world champion and double Tour deFrance green jersey winner Thor Hushovd will retire at the end of the season, drawing the curtain on a sparkling 15-year professional career. Hushovd, who made his professional debut in 2000 with French team Cofidis, won the world championships’ road race in 2010. A […]
Daniel Martin (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) The 94th edition of the Volta a Catalunya road cycling race begins Monday in Spain. Watch all seven stages March 24-30 at 6 PM ET on Universal Sports. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) returns to defend his 2013 Volta a Catalunya victory. He is scheduled to compete against a tough field including […]
By Alasdair Fotheringham MADRID | Sun Sep 15, 2013 (Reuters) – American Chris Horner, nicknamed ‘Grandpa’ by his peers, created more than one landmark when he won the Tour of Spain on Sunday at the age of 41. Horner is the first rider from the United States to win cycling’s third Grand Tour. Andy Hampsten […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Julien Pretot LE GRAND BORNAND, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome had his maiden Tour de France title within reach on Friday after the Briton survived the 204.5-km 19th stage and Alberto Contador’s camp conceded defeat. Team Sky rider Froome leads Spaniard Contador by five minutes 11 seconds with two stages left, one being Sunday’s […]
By Julien Pretot BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France | Sun Jul 7, 2013 2:09pm EDT (Reuters) – Chris Froome survived a brutal early onslaught from his Tour de France rivals to retain the yellow jersey after an epic ninth stage won by Ireland’s Dan Martin on Sunday. Having destroyed the field to snatch the overall lead in Saturday’s […]
By Julien Pretot AX-3-DOMAINES, France | Sat Jul 6, 2013 1:16pm EDT (Reuters) – After only the first mountain stage of the Tour de France, Team Sky’s rivals could already be aiming for second place. They may well even end up racing for third after Chris Froome and Richie Porte looked in another league with […]
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.
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