CYCLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Porte to lead BMC at Criterium du Dauphine, van Garderen for Tour de Suisse

BMC Racing will split up the team’s two general classification leaders for the upcoming WorldTour races, with Australian Richie Porte taking the reins at Critérium du Dauphiné and American Tejay van Garderen heading for Tour de Suisse. The Dauphiné, which starts June 5 and runs through June 12, will be Porte’s first race back in action since illness forced him to abandon...
Via Cycling News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia: Valverde completes Grand Tour podium hat-trick

At 36 years of age, Alejandro Valverde was one of the oldest debutants at this year’s Giro d’Italia - third oldest behind Ruben Plaza and Jean-Christophe Peraud to be exact. They say that it’s better late than never and upon crossing the line in Turin on Sunday, Valverde finally completed his hat-trick of Grand Tour podium finishes. The Movistar rider cemented his third place...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jungels: I’m no longer invisible

Etixx-QuickStep came away from the Giro d’Italia with a hugely successful haul, winning four stages, having three stints in the maglia rosa and seeing Bob Jungels claim the white jersey and finish sixth overall. It was undoubtedly one the Belgian team’s best ever Grand Tour showings and, with Jungels highly impressing in the mountains, the team have unearthed a genuine GC candidate...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kruijswijk reinforces Giro overall lead, Valverde wins stage

ANDALO, Italy (AP) Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk strengthened his grip on the pink jersey by finishing second to Alejandro Valverde on the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday. Pre-race favorite Vincenzo Nibali had another bad day and saw his faint chances of winning a second Giro title all but disappear. Valverde edged Kruijswijk on the mountainous 133-kilometer (83-mile...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Greipel posts 3rd win in this year's Giro then abandons race

BIBIONE, Italy (AP) German rider Andre Greipel sprinted to his third stage win in the Giro d'Italia on Thursday then abandoned the race, while Bob Jungels had little trouble holding onto the overall lead during the 12th stage. Cranking his pedals in high gear, Greipel surged in front on the final straight of the entirely flat 182-kilometer (113-mile) leg from Noale to Bibione...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ulissi wins 11th Giro stage; Jungels keeps pink jersey

ASOLO, Italy (AP) Diego Ulissi won a three-way sprint to take his second victory in this year's Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Bob Jungels held onto the overall leader's pink jersey after the 11th stage. Launching a late attack to catch the leaders, Ulissi then edged Andrey Amador and Jungels at the line. Riding for the Lampre team, Ulissi clocked nearly five hours over the...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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