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 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 […]
In the Women’s Team Sabre Bronze Medal match, USA defeated Italy with a final of 45-30. USA lead 10-0 after the first 2 rounds going but Italy fought back to make it a close game in the 3rd. The USA won the closing rounds to get the victory.
Universal Sports presents a robust schedule of world-class cycling events from around the globe in September 2013 as part of its “Bikenado” programming. Launching a month-long, daily onslaught of cycling this Labor Day weekend are the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in South Africa followed by the Grand Prix de Plouay, Tour of Alberta, Tour […]
Croatia defeated Italy with a final score of 10-8. Croatia lost several players throughout the course of the game due to foul outs and red cards but was ultimately able to walk away with their 3rd consecutive World Championship bronze medal.
(Reuters) – Sun Yang broke down in tears after claiming the second of a possible three distance golds with victory in the 800 metres freestyle and American teenager Missy Franklin captured her third title of the world swimming championships on Wednesday. Olympic champion over 400 and 1,500 metres in London last year, Sun followed up […]
By Julien Pretot PARIS | Sun Jul 21, 2013 (Reuters) – Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France on Sunday to become the second British champion in successive years. Froome was untroubled on the 21st and final stage of the three-week race, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles to Paris and an […]
By Julien Pretot LYON, France (Reuters) – Italy’s Matteo Trentin snatched his first professional victory and gave the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team their fourth Tour de France win this year when he claimed the 14th stage at the end of a long-range breakaway on Saturday. Trentin outsprinted breakaway companions Michael Albasini of Switzerland and American […]
By Julien Pretot ALBI, France | Fri Jul 5, 2013 5:53pm BST (Reuters) – Peter Sagan thrashed his rivals in the fight for the green jersey when he won the seventh stage of the Tour de France after a fine tactical move by his Cannondale team on Friday. Sagan outsprinted German John Degenkolb and Italian […]
By Julien Pretot AJACCIO, France | Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:15pm EDT (Reuters) – Belgian Jan Bakelants, a last-minute inclusion in the RadioShack-Leopard Tour de France roster, rode his luck to win the second stage by one second and take the overall leader’s yellow jersey on Sunday. Bakelants powered away from a six-man late breakaway […]
(Reuters) – Olympic champion Usain Bolt responded to last week’s surprise sprint defeat in Rome by storming to a world-leading time of 19.79 seconds over 200 meters at the Bislett Diamond League meeting on Thursday. The Jamaican world record holder, surprisingly beaten over 100 meters by American Justin Gatlin in Italy, streaked away from the […]
Rome, Italy – 6 June 2103 (Reuters) – Usain Bolt’s defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August’s world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran […]
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After winning the 1st set 21-13, Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo beat Brazil’s Bruno Schmidt and Pedro Salgado in their second set with a score of 22-20. Brazil hoped to rally in the second set, but failed to stay focused after a controversial call.
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) – 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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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) – 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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Gold medal winner Kim Yuna of Korea celebrates with fans after the ladies free skating at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in London, Ontario, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 16 (Reuters) – South Korean Kim Yuna capped her comeback season with a magical victory at the world figure […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 14 (Reuters) – Kim Yuna felt her short program at the world figure skating championships on Thursday deserved a perfect score and while the judges did not agree they still gave the Olympic champion top marks. Making a comeback after nearly two years on the sidelines, the South Korean’s […]
Slovenia’s Tina Maze, left, and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal pose with their trophies after winning the alpine skiing super-G overall World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland,Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati) By Manuele Lang LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 14 (Reuters) – Austrian Marcel Hirscher was assured his second Alpine skiing overall World Cup on Thursday after […]
By Steve Keating LONDON, Ontario, March 12 (Reuters) – Olympic and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will enjoy home ice advantage this week as they defend their world championship crown but the Canadians will do their best to try and pretend they are somewhere else. Having grown up in Ilderton, just […]
By Alasdair Fotheringham SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy, March 12 (Reuters) – Home rider Vincenzo Nibali won the Tirreno-Adriatico race for the second year running after finishing 12th in Tuesday’s seventh and final stage. Britain’s Chris Froome and Alberto Contador of Spain, likely contenders for the Tour de France title later in the year, finished […]
By Steve Keating March 11 (Reuters) – Precious medals, valuable momentum and coveted Olympic berths will all be on the line this week at the world figure skating championships with skaters looking to lay down their markers ahead next year’s Sochi Winter Games. London, a southern Ontario university town just north of Detroit, will provide […]
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Italy’s Christof Innerhofer celebrates after winning an alpine ski men’s World Cup downhill race in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Manuela Lang GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb 23 (Reuters) – Italian Christof Innerhofer secured his third World Cup downhill win of the season when he held off a trio of Austrians […]
United States’s Ted Ligety speeds down the course on his way to win the men’s giant slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships in Schladming, Austria, Friday, Feb.15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) By Brian Homewood SCHLADMING, Austria, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Ted Ligety became the first male skier for 45 years and only the fifth […]
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