UAE Team Emirates with Costa and Ulissi cards for Tour Down Under

In Rui Costa and Diego Ulissi, UAE Team Emirates have two outside chances for overall victory at the Tour Down Under. Former world champion, Costa makes his debut at the WorldTour race while Ulissi won a stage and finished third overall in 2014. After Costa won the Abu Dhabi Tour and Ulissi took victory at GP de Montréal and the Tour of Turkey’s general classification in 2017, the...
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January 15, 2018  |  Discuss

GP Montreal: Ulissi nabs first WorldTour one-day win

Third at the GP Montréal in 2016, Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) certainly had cause to be considered among the favourites for this year's edition, but it would be fair to say that pre-race conversations in Canada were mostly focused elsewhere. Against world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and defending Montréal champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), it was always going...
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September 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Ulissi looking to 'hit the target' at Trofeo Laigueglia

Following his win in Italy's G.P. Costa degli Etruschi on February 5, UAE Abu Dhabi's Diego Ulissi will lead the team's eight-man roster for the upcoming Trofeo Laigueglia in Italy this Sunday. "I'd really love to fight for the victory in the Trofeo Laigueglia; it's a charming race," Ulissi said. "I was close to the podium in the past editions, it would be great to finally hit the...
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February 08, 2017  |  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...
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May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Ulissi opens Italian account at Giro d’Italia

A lot has changed since Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) bounded to two stage wins at the 2014 Giro d’Italia, a haul that was hailed at the time as confirmation that the coming man of Italian cycling was finally delivering on the promise he had shown in landing back-to-back world titles as a junior. Ulissi would go on to test positive for salbutamol at that Giro, of course, eventually...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ulissi wins 4th Giro stage; Dumoulin reclaims overall lead

PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) Italian rider Diego Ulissi won the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday by attacking on a climb shortly before the finish, while Tom Dumoulin crossed second to reclaim the overall lead. Returning to Italy after three stages in the Netherlands, Ulissi put an Italian stamp on the race after the Dutchman Dumoulin took the opening time trial and Marcel...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Diego Ulissi sprints to victory in 7th stage of Giro

FIUGGI, Italy (AP) Diego Ulissi sprinted to a surprising victory at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, while Alberto Contador remained in the overall lead after deciding to continue despite dislocating his shoulder the previous day. Ulissi was overcome with emotion, collapsing on the ground after holding off other more recognized sprinters on the slightly...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Italian cyclist Diego Ulissi suspended 9 months for doping

PARIS (AP) Italian cyclist Diego Ulissi has been suspended nine months by the Swiss Olympic Committee after testing positive for banned substance salbutamol during last year's Giro d'Italia. Given that his ban dates to last June, Ulissi, who lives in Switzerland, will be allowed to return on March 28, his Lampre team said. The 25-year-old Ulissi, who won the fifth and eighth stages...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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