Roglic now faces different kind of pink jersey

Roglic now faces different kind of pink jersey

With Carapaz backed by the powerful and experienced Movistar team, things suddenly have become more complicated for Roglic. Read the full article at Roglic now faces different kind of pink jersey on VeloNews.com .

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Manzana Postobón exits cycling following scandals

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 .

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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: 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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Riders, staff unemployed as Colombian Pro Continental team closes with immediate effect following doping cases

Manzana Postobon (via YouTube)

Team has previously been home to the likes of Nairo Quintana, Esteban Chaves and Sergio Henao

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Manzana Postobon fold with immediate effect after doping cases

The wildcard Manzana Posotbon team on the stage

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 ...

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Sivakov eyes battle with Lopez for Giro d'Italia white jersey

Pavel Sivakov (Ineos) moved into the best young riders 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 ...

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Wiles takes first Women's WorldTour win for Trek-Segafredo

Tayler Wiles (Trek-Segafredo) wins stage 3 at Emakumeen Bira

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 ...

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Britton fills McNulty's shoes at Tour of California

Rob Britton rides with Maximilian Schachmann and Tejay van Garderen in the peloton during stage 2 at

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Ineos Version 3.0: Pavel Sivakov and their new generation of talent

Ineos Version 3.0: Pavel Sivakov and their new generation of talent

A year after Chris Froome blew up the Giro d'Italia, the team brings youth to plant the seeds for the future Read the full article at Ineos Version 3.0: Pavel Sivakov and their new generation of talent on VeloNews.com .

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Roglic and Jumbo-Visma shrug off Nibali's Giro d'Italia mind games

Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma)

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 ...

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Unplanned stage victory puts Zakarin back into podium contention at Giro d'Italia

Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

Three years have passed since Ilnur Zakarin ( Katusha-Alpecin ) was last on a mountain straddling the Franco-Italian border during the Giro d'Italia , but it was a different kind of experience this time around as he claimed the stage 13 victory at Ceresole Reale to move into third place overall. Zakarin's podium challenge on the 2016 Giro ended when he sustained a broken collarbone in a heavy crash shortly after crossing from Italy into France atop the Colle dell'Agnello. This time out, the Giro scaled the Colle del Nivolet, where the road peters out somewhere shy of the border, but after taking the stage honours, Zakarin gently dismissed the idea that he had been in some way inspired by the events of three years ago in this corner of the Alps. "No, why do I need to think about that?" Zakarin said. "I don't think about this." Zakarin admitted ...

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Nibali to Roglic: 'Basta! No more!' on first Giro d'Italia summit finish

Vincenzo Nibali to Primoz Roglic: If you want to win the Giro you will have to ride

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 ...

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Giro d'Italia: Landa vows 'I'll continue to attack for as long my legs hold'

Mikel Landa (Movistar) on the final climb to stage 13 finish at the Giro d'Italia

Two mountain stages, two attacks, two minutes gained. The path of Mikel Landa 's Giro d'Italia has hardly run smoothly to this point, but all of a sudden, he is beating a direct track towards the upper reaches of the overall classification after he picked up another minute and a half on Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali by placing third on the summit finish at Ceresole Reale on stage 13 . Landa came home third on the stage, 1:20 behind winner Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) but some 1:37 ahead of Roglic and Nibali. The two favourites for overall victory had eyes only for another on the Colle del Nivolet, and they marked one another tightly as the final climb progressed rather than commit to pursuing Landa, who attacked forcefully at the base of the ascent. They seemed oblivious, or perhaps simply indifferent, to the fire that they were leaving unattended further ...

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Tao Geoghegan Hart to undergo surgery next week after Giro d'Italia crash

Tao Geoghegan Hart (picture credit Team Ineos).PNG

Team Ineos rider broke right clavicle early on during today's Stage 13 from Pinerolo

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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 2019: Stage 13 finish line quotes

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

Ilunur Zakarin ( Katusha-Alpecin ) - stage 13 winner "Yes it's good. [We knew] the last climb would be really hard. I didn't have a plan for the climb, I did my best and this is the result. The ambition is to be in the top five and now it is possible. "I think the stage win was a bit of a surprise because I didn't have this in my plan. [Can Roglic win with a weaker team?] "I don't know, [Primoz] Roglic is strong and a really good guy. We will see. If he is without the team, I don't think that it makes a big difference because he is really strong." [Will you attack early tomorrow?] "We will see. Now I will rest a bit and tomorrow we will see." Jan Polanc ( UAE Team Emirates ) "Today I knew it was going to be hard to defend ...

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Giro d'Italia: Tao Geoghegan Hart crashes out

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos) crashed out of the Giro d'Italia during stage 13

Tao Geoghegan Hart ( Team Ineos ) has been forced out the Giro d'Italia due to a crash and a broken right clavicle. The British rider was in the break of the day on stage 13 alongside teammate Eddie Dunbar but midway through the stage Geoghegan Hart crashed. "Sadly we can confirm that @taogeoghegan has been forced to abandon the #Giro after a crash. He is OK and our Team Doctor is with him. A full update will follow," Team Ineos confirmed on Twitter. Shortly after the stage the team confirmed Geoghegan Hart's injury. He will fly home from the race on Saturday. Geoghegan Hart came into the Giro d'Italia with joint leadership at Team Ineos, which he shared with Pavel Sivakov. The pair were given added responsibility after Egan Bernal crashed and broke his collarbone a week before the start of the race. Geoghegan Hart had enjoyed an impressive ...

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