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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.

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Australian cycling star Richie Porte remains determined to win the Giro d’Italia, despite the controversial penalty that badly dented his title hopes.

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Porte penalised for tapping a deep tradition of sportsmanship

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.

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World War Cycling: Italy

The most public victim of the war is Italian legend Marco Pantani.

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Crash on Giro’s Stage 6 leaves rider with horrific broken arm

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.

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World War Cycling: The United States of America

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.

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Australian cycling star Richie Porte will go into this Giro d’Italia brimming with confidence and determined to prove his doubters wrong.

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World War Cycling: The prologue

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.

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Australian cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE have set the lofty target of repeating last year’s stunning run of success at the Giro d’Italia.

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Richie Porte is on fire, but will he burn out before the Giro?

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?

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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.

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Six years after making his Giro d’Italia debut, Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans is heading back for another crack at the iconic race.

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Barriers exist for a reason – to prevent horrible, train-related death

‘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.’

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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.

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Rising Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan has claimed a maiden professional cycling victory in Europe, winning Spanish one-day race Vuelta a La Rioja.

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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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Tom Boonen

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Richie Porte rides past the crowd

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Lance Armstrong gets away with it on Oprah

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2015 Giro d’Italia: Contador loses race lead as Porte’s horror week continues

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.

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2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 13 coverage, results

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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2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 12 live coverage

By Matthew Boulden, 21 May 2015
2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 12 live coverage

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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[VIDEO] 2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 11 highlights, live coverage

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).

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2015 Giro d’Italia: Porte, Clarke hit with huge time penalty on Stage 10

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.

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Misfortune strikes Richie Porte as breakaway stage major coup on Stage 10

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.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 10 highlights, result

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).

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Giro d’Italia Stage 9 Results and Commentary: Astana’s Tour de Force

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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2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 8 Results, live coverage

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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Giro d’Italia: Stage 7 Results, preview & blog

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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2015 Giro d’Italia: Is Contador’s race already over?

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.

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2015 Giro d’Italia: Stage 6 highlights, live blog

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).

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2015 Giro d’Italia Stage 5 highlights, results: Contador takes the lead

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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[VIDEO] 2015 Giro d’Italia: Australia stays on top following Stage 4

Cannondale–Garmin’s lean season comes to a conclusion thanks to a superb breakaway victory by young Italian climber Davide Formolo.

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Spectator decides to join the Giro d’Italia, causes a spectacular 30-man pile-up

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.

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2015 Giro d’Italia: Michael Matthews simply the best on Stage 3

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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Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) wins Stage 10 of the 2013 Tour de France ahead of Lotto Belisol rider Andre Greipel (Image: Team Sky).

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Richie Porte rides past the crowd

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The Orica Green-Edge team Giro

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Richie Porte

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Michael Matthews wearing the Giro d'Italia maglia rosa

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Roman Kreuziger

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Richie Porte wins a stage

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Simon Gerrans sprints to victory in Liege-Bastogne-Liege

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Spain's Alejandro Valverde (left) from Movistar Team races over the finish line with Australia's Simon Gerrans. (AAP Image/Benjamin Macmahon)

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