Nibali calls truce with Roglic in fight for Giro title
"He rode well, he worked with us, unlike the previous days and that's good, we're all playing it in the same way," said Nibali, having accused Roglic of racing negatively the day before. Read the full article at Nibali calls truce with Roglic in fight for Giro title on VeloNews.com .
Giro Stage 15 Preview: Giro di Lombardia
Stage 15: Ivrea to Como (232 kilometers) Many race organizers throw mini-versions of classic races into their stage races-- most notably recently with the ASO including mini-Roubaixs in the Tour. Earlier this race, there was even a stage that resembled a mini-Milano-Sanremo, though on the opposite coast of Italy. Well, this stage is that, but cranked up to 11-- otherwise known as going the full Vegni-- transposing the full Il Lombardia into a Giro stage-- length and climbs and all. In fact, the last 60+ kilometers of the stage follow the route of last year’s Il Lombardia almost exactly. Here’s the profile of stage 15 and the profile of last year’s Il Lombardia: Stage 15 profile 2018 Il Lombardia profile Let’s try to spot the differences. Stage 15 is 9 kilometers shorter at 232 kilometers to the Lombardia’s 241 kilometers (don’t totally believe the above profile for Stage 15, which ...
Manzana Postobón exits cycling following scandals
Colombian team, which committed to instill a clean culture, to stop racing immediately following pair of doping cases. Read the full article at Manzana Postobón exits cycling following scandals on VeloNews.com .
Carapaz in pink, and the favourites reshuffle: Giro d’Italia, stage 14
Supported by COURMAYEUR, Italy (AFP) – Movistar’s Ecuadorian climber Richard Carapaz shot to the top of the Giro d’Italia overall standings on Saturday when he soloed to victory at the stage 14 summit finish. The 25-year-old edged ahead of Primoz Roglic in the standings after breaking from the chief contenders on the Giro’s toughest hill yet, while … The post Carapaz in pink, and the favourites reshuffle: Giro d’Italia, stage 14 appeared first on CyclingTips .
Richard Carapaz takes the stage and the pink jersey in Courmayeur
Stage 14 sees more GC reshuffles as Polanc cracks, Yates rallies, and the remaining major favorites hit a stalemate. Read the full article at Richard Carapaz takes the stage and the pink jersey in Courmayeur on VeloNews.com .
Giro d'Italia Stage 14: Movistar's Richard Carapaz wins and takes race lead
Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott second on stage after battling to rejoin main contenders
Giro d'Italia Stage 14: Carapaz wins again to take over pink jersey
Martin James 25 May 2019 Movistar make the numbers game count as key rivals trip over themselves Movistar's Richard Carapaz took his second win of the 2019 Giro d'Italia, conquering a mountainous Stage 14 to cross the line alone and take over the race leader's pink jersey for his troubles. Carapaz attacked on the penultimate climb of the day and made the most of his advantage as those behind started watching each other. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) Finally the Giro d'Italia has arrived in its favourite playground - the mountains. After taking on the Colle del Nivolet yesterday, today had five more climbs on the menu. The pick of them was the first-category climb to Verrogne near the halfway mark of the 131km stage, followed by the feared Colle San Carlo, a 10.5km brute averaging nearly 10% and with several ramps at considerably more. Coming 25km from the end, with only ...
CyclingTips on the road: Behind the scenes at the Giro’s first big mountain stage
Here we go people, the first of a few vids from the Giro. Watch by clicking play above. Now that the race has hit the mountains, we decided that it was about time Caley, our editor-in-chief, and Dave, our roving European reporter, hit the ground. Episode one sees the guys tackle the usual grand tour … The post CyclingTips on the road: Behind the scenes at the Giro’s first big mountain stage appeared first on CyclingTips .
Manzana Postobon fold with immediate effect after doping cases
Manzana Postobón have already raced their final race, with the team's owners announcing that the squad is folding with immediate effect due to a pair of recent doping cases . The ‘Pedeleamos por Colombia’ corporation, which owns the Colombian Pro Continental team, issued a statement on Friday in which they highlighted the progress made over the past decade but stated that the problem of doping "prevented us from moving forward". Since their inception in 2006 as Colombia es Pasión, the team have always taken a strong anti-doping stance, with internal testing, a focus on educating riders, and a modern, scientific approach to developing Colombian talent such as Nairo Quintana. However, they have been damaged by two doping cases in the space of two months. In early April, it was revealed that Wilmar Paredes had tested positive for EPO , and this week it emerged that Juan José Amador had tested ...
Just In: Trek Madone SLR 9 Disc - £10,000 aero superbike arrives for review
Trek's supersonic looking aero race bike with disc brakes and Dura-Ace Di2
Giro d'Italia: Risk of avalanches likely to end hopes of climbing the Gavia
A risk of avalanches and new, more stringent, safety laws in Italy mean the Passo Gavia is likely to be cut from Tuesday’s queen stage of the Giro d’Italia , meaning one of the most difficult and decisive climbs of the race would not feature. Last week, Giro d’Italia race director Mauro Vegni suggested there was a 60 per cent chance of the race climbing the legendary Passo Gavia, where Andy Hampsten famously rode through a snow storm to set up victory in the 1988 Corsa Rosa. According to Saturday’s La Gazzetta dello Sport , Vegni is far less optimistic now and could soon confirm the cutting of the Gavia from stage 16 and reveal a new, shorter stage with just the Passo del Mortirolo as the major climb of the day. Snow and freezing temperatures are also forecast for Tuesday. Vegni could announce his decision early to perhaps inspire ...
Sivakov eyes battle with Lopez for Giro d'Italia white jersey
Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos) has set his sights on the white jersey at the Giro d'Italia , after moving into the lead of the young rider classification at Lago Serrù on stage 13 on Friday. The 21-year-old, riding his second Grand Tour, started the day in 19th place overall but propelled himself into 9th with an impressive ride on the first summit finish of the race. He finished 9th on the stage, 3:34 down on winner Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) but 37 seconds down on Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), the two race favourites who marked each other on the Colle de Nivolet. With just under three kilometres to go, Sivakov had ridden away from the pair as Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Richard Carapaz (Movistar) attacked from the elite group, but he was brought back. "I didn’t really attack them [Roglic and Nibali] because they were looking at each ...
Q&A: Lael Wilcox on the joys of ultra-endurance racing
For Lael, the 350 miles of Dirty Kanza XL isn't enough, so she has decided to ride 650 miles to get there. Read the full article at Q&A;: Lael Wilcox on the joys of ultra-endurance racing on VeloNews.com .
Wiles takes first Women's WorldTour win for Trek-Segafredo
Stage 3 of the Emakumeen Bira on Friday saw an emotional Tayler Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) take the biggest win of her career so far when she broke away from the peloton on the penultimate climb and kept going to the finish, crowning her solo move with victory atop the steep Santa Teodosia climb. "I am still emotional," Wiles said after the podium ceremony. "It was brutal, I had to dig so deep up the final climb. It was really hard. But I had my team in my ear, cheering me on over the radio. "I thought about my teammates, my family, my partner Olivia, and everyone who has sacrificed so much to help me get where I was in that moment, and I just pushed as hard as I could. I am so happy. I will never forget all the finish line emotions." Wiles' victory also was the first UCI Women's ...
Britton fills McNulty's shoes at Tour of California
Rob Britton went into his seventh Amgen Tour of California this year knowing he'd be riding for Rally UHC Cycling teammate Brandon McNulty , the 21-year-old American who was seventh in California last year and just recently won the Giro di Sicilia . But when an illness that McNulty picked up in Italy knocked the young rider out of the California general classification hunt early on, Britton stepped up and ably filled his shoes, keeping the Rally jersey in the GC fight to the top of Mt. Baldy on the penultimate day. The first signs of trouble for McNulty showed up early on stage 2, the 214.5km climb from Stockton to altitude at South Lake Tahoe . He was unable to go with the moves at the tip of the race and instead languished in 57th, finishing with a group that came in more than eight minutes back. One of ...
Giro Stage 14 Preview: Lose Control
I did not have time to write an article after stage twelve of the Giro. If I had, it would have been entitled Control is Dead in this Giro d’Italia. Because, well, it is. Jumbo-Visma brought plenty of climbing talent to the race but after Laurens De Plus called in sick, for anything more strenuous than putting a cap on an early breakaway Roglic may as well be backed up by a few clones of Jakub Mareczko. Now, don’t get me wrong — Kuss and Tolhoek are good climbers but they have no answer to Astana or Movistar, nor Nibali’s smaller backup in Pozzovivo. What this means, essentially, is that anyone can break up this Giro whenever they feel like it. And boy, do they feel like it. Stage fourteen is ideal terrain for doing so, in fact I can’t think of any stage that would be more suited to ...
Tayler Wiles takes first WorldTour victory at Emakumeen Bira
American Tayler Wiles won her first WorldTour race on Friday in Spain Read the full article at Tayler Wiles takes first WorldTour victory at Emakumeen Bira on VeloNews.com .
Simon Yates' Giro d'Italia challenge suffers fresh blow on first summit finish
Simon Yates stared into the middle distance as he sat into the back of the Mitchelton-Scott van, his legs splayed before him. He was, for those quiet moments at least, in a place beyond comprehension and consolation. A Giro d'Italia challenge that began with such promise in Bologna two weeks ago suffered a devastating blow on the first summit finish at Ceresole Reale on Friday. After shipping time to Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali in the San Marino time trial last weekend, Yates had hoped stage 13 of the Giro might mark the beginning of his comeback. Instead, it put the maglia rosa further beyond his reach, as he conceded two more minutes to the Giro favourites after losing contact with the Roglic group with almost 15km still to race on the Colle del Nivolet. In the overall standings, Yates now lies 12th, 8:14 behind maglia rosa Jan Polanc (UAE ...
Roglic and Jumbo-Visma shrug off Nibali's Giro d'Italia mind games
Primoz Roglic ( Jumbo-Visma ) seemed unruffled by Vincenzo Nibali's mind games on the long climb of the Col del Nivolet as the race for the maglia rosa in the Giro d'Italia exploded on stage 13 . Roglic's disregard for his role as an overall contender was confirmed post-stage and he preferred not to speak to the media after the summit finish, instead quickly changing in to dry clothes and then descending to the Jumbo-Visma team bus parked 25km back down the valley. While Nibali was fueling their rivalry with accusations that the Slovenian refused to work and refuses to accept his responsibility as an overall contender, Roglic was already on the descent, riding against the direction of the race. His emotions and any doubts or difficulties of the day were, as ever, kept out of view. Roglic was no doubt pleased to have kept his 1:44 lead on Nibali ...
Nibali to Roglic: 'Basta! No more!' on first Giro d'Italia summit finish
Vincenzo Nibali ( Bahrain-Merida ) continued his psychological and physical battle with Primoz Roglic on the first mountain finish of the Giro d'Italia , calling the Slovenian's bluff when other riders attacked and again criticizing the Jumbo-Visma rider for failing to help set the pace and lead the chase on the ascent of the Col del Nivolet. Nibali sat on Roglic's wheel when other riders kicked away in the final kilometres, with the two locked in a standoff as Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) powered to victory and moved up to third overall, now only 31 seconds behind Roglic. Nibali is fifth overall, 4:09 down on race leader Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) and still 1:44 down on Roglic. "He let the gap go to Carapaz and Majka and wanted me to close it and I said: 'Basta! No more!' I told him that if he wants to win the Giro he ...