Carapaz solos to Giro Stage 14 win and overall lead

Carapaz solos to Giro Stage 14 win and overall lead

Richard Carapaz escaped up the colle San Carlo to take his second stage victory in the Giro d'Italia 2019, ahead of Simon Yates and Vincenzo Nibali.

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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 .

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Giro d'Italia Stage 14: Movistar's Richard Carapaz wins and takes race lead

Giro d'Italia trophy with flags (picture Fabio Ferrari - LaPresse - RCS Sport)

Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott second on stage after battling to rejoin main contenders

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Giro d'Italia Stage 14: Carapaz wins again to take over pink jersey

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 ...

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Simon Yates' Giro d'Italia challenge suffers fresh blow on first summit finish

Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott)

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 ...

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Giro d'Italia stage 13 highlights - Video

The breakaway on the final climb of stage 13 at the Giro d'Italia

Ilnur Zakarin ( Katusha-Alpecin ) stormed to victory on stage 13 atop the summit finish at Ceresole Reale. Zakarin slowly dropped his breakaway rivals to take the solo win ahead of Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott), while a late-surge from Mikel Landa (Movistar) earned him third place on the podium. The breakaway may have succeeded to the finish line but the race behind heated up between overall contenders Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Primoz Rolic (Jumbo Visma). In addition, after the day's stage riders like Landa and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Richard Carapaz (Movistar), Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), and Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) all moved further up in time in the overall classification. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) suffered on the steep slopes of the climb in the final two kilometres and finished five minutes behind the stage winner. Zakarin had the most to gain and is now in third overall, behind race leader Jan Polanc (UAE ...

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Giro d'Italia: Zakarin wins stage 13

Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alepcin) wins stage 13 at the Giro d'Italia

Ilnur Zakarin ( Katusha Alpecin ) took a memorable win on stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia on a day that saw the overall contenders go toe-to-toe on the first summit finish of this year's race. Zakarin survived from the early break having dropped his companions one by one on the Colle del Nivolet but the final climb was peppered by a number of skirmishes with Vincenzo Nibali taking on Primoz Roglic in the battle for the maglia rosa; Mikel Landa launching a brave attack with over 15km to go; and Simon Yates once again losing time and with it any hope of winning the overall. When the dust settled at the end of the stage, Zakarin claimed his first Grand Tour stage win in almost three years, and with it raised his hopes of a title challenge. Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott) finished second on the stage - a mere consolation ...

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The big mountains are here, Ilnur Zakarin claims the first: Giro d’Italia, stage 13

Supported by PINRELOLO, Italy (AFP) – Russia’s Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha soloed to a snow-capped summit finish victory on a chaotic 13th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday that shook up the overall picture. Slovenia’s Jan Polanc of Team UAE kept hold of the overall lead as favourites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali crossed the line … The post The big mountains are here, Ilnur Zakarin claims the first: Giro d’Italia, stage 13 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro d'Italia 2019: Zakarin wins Stage 13 on the Nivolet as Yates drops out of overall contention

Giro d'Italia 2019: Zakarin wins Stage 13 on the Nivolet as Yates drops out of overall contention

Joe Robinson 24 May 2019 Mikel Landa takes time out of Roglic and Nibali as Simon Yates's hopes of pinks end as he concedes minutes on the General Classification Katusha-Alpecin's Ilnur Zakarin took an impressive victory on the Colle del Nivolet to win Stage 13 of the Giro d'Italia and re-enter the fight for the Maglia Rosa as Simon Yates' General Classification hopes all but ended. Zakarin proved the strongest rider from the day's breakaway dropping Mikel Nieve in the final 2km to take the first summit finish of the race on a destructive day in the Alps that saw plenty make up time and just as many lose it. For the General Classification riders, Mikel Landa made the biggest gains, attacking early on the climb to claw time back from the likes of Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali, who were content to watch each other to the finish. The ...

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Mixed fortunes for British riders as Giro d'Italia kicks into gear

EF Education First's Hugh Carthy takes the white jersey as best young rider after stage 12 of the 20

While Mitchelton-Scott 's Simon Yates continues his attempt to win the 2019 Giro d'Italia , and Tao Geoghegan Hart gains valuable Grand Tour experience in his free role at Team Ineos , Thursday's stage 12 from Cuneo to Pinerolo brought mixed fortunes for two of the other British riders competing at this year's race. In consultation with his team, Deceuninck-QuickStep 's James Knox has decided to quit the race, still suffering with injuries sustained in crashes on stage 3 and stage 4, while EF Education First 's Hugh Carthy has taken the lead in the best young rider competition, and will wear the white jersey on Friday's 13th stage from Pinerolo to Ceresole Reale. Carthy's 33rd-place finish on Thursday's stage, some 40 seconds behind a group of race favourites, including Yates, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Movistar's Richard Carapaz and Trek-Segafredo's Bauke Mollema, was enough to jump the 24-year-old ...

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Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates eager to hit the mountains

Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott)

With stage 12 of the 2019 Giro d'Italia heading into the mountains on Thursday, Mitchelton-Scott leader Simon Yates is one of a number of GC favourites eager to see how the start of the climbing this year will open up the race. The British climber echoed the general sentiment when he said that "not a lot happened" on Wednesday's sprint stage from Carpi to Novi Ligure – although winner Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and second-placed Arnaud Demare, who took over the maglia ciclamino as leader of the points classification, might disagree – and that he was looking forward to stage 12 from Cuneo to Pinerolo. "For sure, tomorrow [Thursday] will be fast," Yates said via his team's website. "I'm expecting fireworks in the beginning for the breakaway, and then the racing will settle down a bit. "Everybody needs to gain time, including me, if we want to win the race, ...

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Calm before the storm: Roglic stays a step ahead of GC rivals as Giro d'Italia heads for mountains

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) during stage 11 at the Giro d'Italia

Primoz Roglic ( Jumbo-Visma ) clutches the keys of power on this Giro d'Italia without holding formal office. His performances in the time trials that bookended the race's opening week left the Slovenian with a commanding lead on his rivals for final overall victory, but the pink jersey remains on the shoulders of Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates), while he lies second overall, 1:50 down. Life as de facto race leader has its benefits. At the finish of stage 11 in Novi Ligure on Wednesday, Conti was immediately ushered towards the podium to collect a fresh maglia rosa. Roglic, by contrast, was able to freewheel unimpeded to the Jumbo-Visma bus, parked near the gates of the late Fausto Coppi's villa on the edge of town. By the time Conti had completed his media and anti-doping duties almost two hours later, Roglic was already on the massage table at his hotel. ...

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Giro Stage Twelve Preview - Uphill At Last!

Cuneo - Pinerolo, 158km It feels like it has been a long time until someone can say this, but here we are at last: Tomorrow sees the Giro field take on a stage with a first category mountain for the first time this year! For those of you keeping score at home, it has taken 11 stages, 1,871km and goodness knows how many bloody Go Compare adverts (your irritating commercial may be different) before we’ve got here, but we are properly getting some climbing tomorrow. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I don’t have any compromising videos of Conor being rude about Spanish weeklong races or anything – he chose to preview stage 11 when offered this one. Anyway, let’s get into it. The stage First, take a look at the parcours: Now, if you haven’t seen the details of the stage anywhere else, and you haven’t read about the ...

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Chaves quietly building his form at Giro d'Italia

Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) at the stage 3 start in Vinci

Ten days into the Giro d'Italia , and Esteban Chaves ( Mitchelton-Scott ) is slowly but surely making his way back to top condition, the Colombian says. But it is a long process, and even if so far Chaves feels he is progressing steadily, neither he nor his team have any intention of accelerating the process in the coming days. The Giro is the race where Chaves fell ill last year, and although he completed the race, albeit finishing the final stage in last place, he didn't get back into competition until the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in February. Second in 2016, the Colombian's Giro d'Italia bid last May alongside teammate Simon Yates worked out phenomenally well until Chaves was poleaxed by a combination of viral infections, including glandular fever, a sinus infection and allergies. He finished, but in 72nd place overall, and a shadow of his earlier Giro ...

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The weekly spin: Meet Tadej Pogacar, future Grand Tour champion

There’s a youth movement happening in pro cycling, and the Amgen Tour of California is the proving ground. Last year, 21-year-old Egan Bernal crowned as the youngest-ever winner of the Amgen Tour. This year, it was 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar, who is nearly a year younger than Bernal. At this rate, we’ll soon have a teenager … The post The weekly spin: Meet Tadej Pogacar, future Grand Tour champion appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Photo gallery: A wet first week of the 2019 Giro d’Italia

It might still be early in the 2019 Giro d’Italia but there’s been no shortage of drama in the race so far. We’ve seen Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) stamp his authority on the time trials, building a handy lead over his GC rivals. We’ve seen one of those rivals, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), crash out of the … The post Photo gallery: A wet first week of the 2019 Giro d’Italia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro d'Italia: Landa says he is 'on the back burner' in Movistar battle

Mikel Landa (Movistar)

Mikel Landa has admitted that he is “on the back burner” in the Giro d'Italia , with Movistar teammate Richard Carapaz stepping up a notch in the GC battle. As things stand, Landa is currently lying 30th, at 6:42 overall behind Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates), although more importantly longterm he is now nearly five minutes behind leading favourite Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma). In comparison, Carapaz is now lying 20th, 3:16 down on Conti, and he has already won a stage for the second year running. For Landa, who came into the race as Movistar’s top contender, seemingly in good form and with the idea of ending a run of bad luck and injuries in Grand Tours, the Giro has been very disappointing so far. "I hoped not to lose so much time, and the Giro is looking very hard now," Landa, whose breakthrough result was third overall in the 2015 ...

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A serious man: Roglic living in the moment at Giro d’Italia

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) en route to victory

His telemark podium salute aside, Primoz Roglic ’s self-containment is such that he makes Miguel Indurain seem like Conor McGregor. In Espelette last July, for instance, after Roglic had lost his place on the Tour de France podium in the final time trial, journalists hurried to his team van expecting to interview a man overcome by the emotion of falling short at the last. Instead, they found Roglic as composed as ever . "I did what I could," he shrugged. Roglic is just as inscrutable in victory, a quality that may yet serve him well on this Giro d’Italia . Winner of both the Bologna and San Marino time trials, the Jumbo-Visma rider lies second on general classification, 1:50 down on maglia rosa Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) but already with significant buffers over his direct rivals for final overall victory. During his rest day press conference in the Hotel ...

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Giro d’Italia: Rest day podcast with Dumoulin, Roglic and Ewan

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

In the latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville, we look back on the opening week of the Giro d’Italia and debate whether the race is effectively over after Primoz Roglic put significant time between himself and his rivals in the stage 9 time trial. There are still two weeks of racing and a flurry of mountain stages to come and, while Roglic is in the driving seat, the likes of Vincenzo Nibali will be confident of at least trying to unsettle the Jumbo Visma rider. Simon Yates , on the other hand, has several minutes to make up after a shocking time trial on stage 9, and we debate whether the British climber can bounce back in the second half of the race. We hear from Tom Dumoulin and discuss whether his departure is good or bad for ...

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Gallery: The best photos from the 2019 Giro d'Italia - so far

Jack Elton-Walters Chris Auld 20 May 2019 The best images from the 2019 Giro d'Italia so far. Photos: Chris Auld The 2019 Giro d'Italia 's first rest day is a chance to reflect on the race so far. Tom Dumoulin fell and was forced to abandon , Simon Yates might be regetting talking himself up quite so much after falling apart on the race's second time-trial , while Primoz Roglic so far looks peerless . Each day of racing has produced some stunning photo opportunities and photographer Chris Auld has been there to capture them. Head through the gallery to see Auld's best images from the first nine stages before we head into Stage 10 on Tuesday 21st May . Image 26 of 49 Image 26 of 49 See related Giro d'Italia 2019: Route, riders, live TV guide and all you need to know The 2019 Giro will kick off ...

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