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Mark Cavendish claimed his fourth win of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, sprinting to victory in the 13th stage, at 254km the longest of the race, from Busseto to Cherasco.
Confessed doper Matt White could soon return to Orica-GreenEDGE and Neil Stephens should keep his job there after an independent review of the Australian cycling team.
Cadel Evans remained second overall as Britain’s Mark Cavendish won the rain-lashed 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday and ailing Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins fell further off the pace.
While Australia is rediscovering its love for Cadel Evans, spare a thought for Tejay van Garderen.
Threee great little films for you here to enjoy! The first video gives praise to Mark Cavendish of Omega Pharma-QuickStep, who with that win in stage one of the 2013 Giro d’Italia racked up, remarkably, his 99th career victory.
Garmin’s Ramunas Navardauskas won the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, while overall leader Vincenzo Nibali of Astana kept his 41-second buffer over Cadel Evans.
With Garmin-Sharp’s general classification hopes built around Ryder Hesjedal fading out the window in the 2013 Giro d’Italia, the team finally had something to cheer about overnight.
Sending nearly 200 weather-beaten cyclists into the high Italian mountains for a proper summit finish the day after a rest day sounds like a perfect time to let a break go and leave the pace work to the race leader’s team.
Olympic silver medallist Rigoberto Uran soloed to victory in the hilly 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, as his Sky team leader and race favourite Bradley Wiggins lost more time to race leader Vincenzo Nibali.
The excitement is over and the torture has started at the Giro d’Italia for rising Australian cycling star Luke Durbridge.
The two major lessons we have taken from a thrilling first nine days in Italy is that Bradley Wiggins is very much on the ropes in the wet weather while Cadel Evans certainly made a very good choice to ride the Giro.
It would be easier to take the Tour of California seriously if its major sponsor wasn’t the leading manufacturer of EPO.
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A lack of live pictures and a missing mountain was the story of Stage 14. With defending champion Ryder Hesjedal and the regal Bradley Wiggins now back home, the GC battle was devoid of two protagonists on the second proper summit finish of 2013.
Ask any general member of the public when the last French winner of the Tour de France was, they’d probably guess sometime within the last ten years.
Mark Cavendish notched up his fourth win of the 2013 Giro last night but the Manx man won’t be animating tonight’s stage of the Giro d’Italia. We’ll have live scores from 11.00pm AEST.
Sir Bradley Wiggins’ withdrawal from the 2013 Giro d’Italia – according to Team Sky’s website “on the medical advice of the team doctor due to illness” – raises questions over how Wiggo will be remembered when he hangs up his helmet.
Life is full of contradictions and the sunshine of Stage 13 of the 2013 Giro d’Italia was a welcome relief for the riders after the deluge of Stage 12.
Following Stage 12′s aquatic adventure, it’s a long (254km) but relatively flat pedal from Busseto to Cherasco on Friday, the 13th stage of the 2013 Giro d’Italia. We’ll have live updates from 10.30om AEST.
Levi Leipheimer must be feeling pretty hard done by right now. If he switches on his TV, he’ll see Tom Danielson and Christian Vande Velde in the Giro d’Italia, and David Zabriskie in the Tour of California, a race which Leipheimer holds the reord for most wins in.
Rain, rain, rain and yet there is more rain. It rained on Stage 12.It rained a lot.
Cadel Evans is standing on the precipice of becoming a true legend of professional cycling. He is just 41 seconds off Giro d’Italia leader Vincenzo Nibali with a little over a week remaining.
Stage 11 was always going to be one for the breakaway riders, but don’t expect the same today as the sprinters’ teams look to deliver their men to the line on a short and relatively flat Stage 12 from Longarone to Treviso. Live updates from the Giro d’Italia will start at 11.00pm AEST.
After yesterday’s first foray into the high mountains of this year’s Giro – a day which saw a major shake-up of the General Classification – we head back to the medium mountains today for the 184km Stage 11 from Tarvisio to Vajont.
For months we have waited to see what the Giro’s main contenders would bring to the table once they hit the high Italian mountain passes, and in ten kilometers of fireworks yesterday, our questions were spectacularly answered.
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