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Australian cycling’s dream start to this Giro d’Italia is a distant memory, with Simon Gerrans crashing yet again and withdrawing from the race.
Australian cycling star Richie Porte remains determined to win the Giro d’Italia, despite the controversial penalty that badly dented his title hopes.
The UCI’s decision to penalise Richie Porte and Simon Clarke two minutes, punishment for Clarke’s sporting decision to give Porte his front wheel after the Sky leader had punctured, is a disgrace.
The most public victim of the war is Italian legend Marco Pantani.
Spectators at the 2015 Giro d’Italia are once again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, as more carnage was caused on Stage 6 as a member of the crowd, leaning over the fence to take a photo, clipped a rider causing a huge pile-up.
Perhaps it is fitting the United States Anti-Doping Authority ultimately pinned Lance Armstrong for his years of drug use, since no country benefited more publicly from doping than the USA, and no country’s heroes have had a greater downfall.
Australian cycling star Richie Porte will go into this Giro d’Italia brimming with confidence and determined to prove his doubters wrong.
On his seven stripped titles, Lance Armstrong told the BBC: “There’s this huge block: in World War One there’s no winners, in World War Two there’s no winners, and then all of a sudden it almost seems like there’s another world war.
Australian cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE have set the lofty target of repeating last year’s stunning run of success at the Giro d’Italia.
Richie Porte’s form is hotter than it’s ever been, but can he maintain such a high level until the end of the Giro?
In-form Australian Richie Porte may face a huge new threat at next month’s Giro d’Italia in the form of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali.
Six years after making his Giro d’Italia debut, Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans is heading back for another crack at the iconic race.
‘Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.’
The French state railway company SNCF on Monday sought police action after several riders in the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic crossed a barrier seconds before a high-speed train arrived.
Rising Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan has claimed a maiden professional cycling victory in Europe, winning Spanish one-day race Vuelta a La Rioja.
Under-fire cycling outfit Astana met with International Cycling Union (UCI) officials on Thursday to plead their case for a World Tour racing licence.
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Fabio Aru is the new leader of the 2015 Giro d’Italia, after a crash near the end of Stage 13 cost Alberto Contador precious seconds, and all but ended Australian Richie Porte’s slim hopes of overall victory.
Stage Result: Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia might have looked like a rest day for the General Classification riders but it turned out to be anything but as Sacha Modolo (Lampre – Merida) took out the stage in a much reduced bunch sprint.
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The 2015 Giro d’Italia has already seen its fair share of dramatic breakaway victories, so will the break also snatch Stage 12 out from under the peloton’s noses? Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:30pm (AEST) to find out.
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Where the Giro d’Italia goes controversy often follows, or so it seems, but with a race still to run the peloton must still mount their bikes for the 153 kilometre journey from Forli to Imola. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 11 from 10:30pm (AEST).
Stage 10 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia may have been won by a breakaway when the sprinters were expected to dominate, but that is not the story on everyones’ lips this morning.
Disaster struck Sky Pro Cycling and Maglia Rosa favourite Richie Porte after a mechanical issue within the final eight kilometres of Stage 10 caused the Tasmanian to lose time to his rivals on the flat stage.
With the first rest day over the 2015 Giro d’Italia resumes with what could be considered a rest day on wheels for the general classification riders and climbers of the peloton. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 10 from 10:30pm (AEST).
Stage Result It was a stage dominated by blue at the Giro today as team Astana took the opportunity to show their strength on a tough Stage 9.
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Stage Result: On the 186 km stage 8 of the 2015 Giro d’Italia it was Benat Intxausti who has managed to take out the win after sitting in the breakaway all day.
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Stage Results: Stage 7, the longest of the 2015 Giro d’Italia has been taken out by Diego Ulissi of team Lampre – Merida in a much reduced bunch sprint.
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Alberto Contador’s ambitions of winning the Giro d’Italia are potentially over after a crash-affected finale to Stage 6, which was won by Lotto Soudal’s Andre Greipel.
An opportunity for the peloton to have a relatively easy day after three arduous medium mountain stages, the 2015 Giro d’Italia continues with an 183 kilometre-long sprint stage from Montecatini Terme to Castiglione Della Pescaia. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 6 from 11:30pm (AEST).
Race Result The battle for the General Classification has truly begun at the 2015 Giro D’Italia with race favourite Alberto Contador taking the overall race lead on the summit finish of Abetone.
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Cannondale–Garmin’s lean season comes to a conclusion thanks to a superb breakaway victory by young Italian climber Davide Formolo.
We’ve all had dreams of being a professional athlete, but for most of us the weight of the world, or the harsh reality of being nowhere good enough held us back. On Monday, however, one wannabe cyclist decided to fulfil his dreams and join the Giro d’Italia. It did not end well.
Orica-GreenEDGE extended their lead in the general classification at the 2015 Giro d’Italia after victory to Michael Matthews in a short but gruelling third stage.
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