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Nibali and Chaves save the Giro

It was fitting that Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) finished first and second on general classification at the 2016 Giro d’Italia.

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Vincenzo Nibali cemented his reputation as one of the great grand tour riders when he claimed his second Giro d’Italia title in vintage fashion on Sunday.

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Nibali overtakes Chaves, Taarame wins Stage 20

The 2016 Giro d’Italia’s penultimate stage has been taken by Rein Taaramae (Katusha) after the breakaway managed to stay clear, but back in the peloton it was Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) who rode away from everyone to take the pink jersey.

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Honourary Aussie Esteban Chaves is on the verge of Grand Tour glory

Guys, I don’t mean to alarm you, but Esteban Chaves is leading the Giro d’Italia with just two stages left.

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Colombian rider Esteban Chaves of Australian team Orica-GreenEDGE has taken the overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent on the 19th stage on Friday.

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‘Aussie’ Esteban Chaves on track for Giro podium after winning Queen Stage

Orica-GreenEDGE’s Esteban Chaves has claimed the Queen Stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia.

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Promise, not podiums on display for GreenEDGE at Giro

Orica-GreenEDGE may have had more successful Grand Tours, but in terms of rider development, this Giro d’Italia is perhaps one of its most important.

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Giro sprints a harsh reality for Caleb Ewan

Despite two top ten finishes, young Australian speedster Caleb Ewan is struggling to make an impact at the pointy end of the Giro d’Italia’s sprint stages.

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Diego Ulissi wins Stage 4 of Giro d’Italia

Italian rider Diego Ulissi won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday by attacking on a climb shortly before the finish, while Tom Dumoulin crossed second to reclaim the overall lead.

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Kittel conquers the Giro, will the world be next?

Marcel Kittel’s stunning start to the 2016 road cycling season has continued at the Giro d’Italia, with the Etixx-Quickstep sprinter dominating the early sprint stages.

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Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d’Italia and replace Tom Dumoulin as the overall leader after the third stage on Sunday.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: How to live stream online, start time, key information

The first Grand Tour of the cycling season – the Giro d’Italia gets underway on Friday Evening (AEST), with many of the best cyclists in the world at the event. This is your full guide to the race, and coverage of it.

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Esteban Chaves: The Colombian writing Australian cycling’s next chapter

The 2016 Giro d’Italia shapes as the most important Grand Tour for Australia since Cadel Evans’ 2011 Tour de France victory.

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Four reasons to watch the 2016 Giro d’Italia

Nothing captures the beauty, the suffering and the brutality of professional road cycling like a Grand Tour.

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Orica-GreenEDGE rider Simon Yates tests positive, team say it’s their fault

Orica-GreenEDGE cyclist Simon Yates has tested positive for banned substance Terbutaline, however the team are taking full responsibility, calling the incident “an administrative error”.

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The unfinished cycling arena is the biggest issue facing the Rio Olympics 100 days before the games begin, the city’s mayor said on Wednesday.

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Mathew Hayman Paris-Roubaix cycling

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Marco Pantani

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Michael Matthews wearing the Giro d'Italia maglia rosa

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What did we learn from three weeks of the Giro?

The Giro has just concluded, with Vincenzo Nibali securing victory. Here is what we learned across three exciting weeks of racing.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 21 live race updates, blog

Vincenzo Nibali has all but secured the Pink Jersey, what can the sprinters do on the final day? Find out as The Roar brings you live coverage of the 163 kilometre journey into Torino from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Giro D’Italia Stage 21 preview

By Brendon Vella, 29 May 2016
Giro D’Italia Stage 21 preview

After an incredible final few days in the mountains, the general classification riders places are locked in, now it is time for sprinters to finish of what has been a fabulous race.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 20 live race updates, blog

Can Esteban Chavez hold onto pink and deliver Orica GreenEdge their first ever Grand Tour on the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia? Find out as The Roar brings you live coverage of the 134 kilometre journey from Guillestre to Sant’anna di Vinadio from 8:45pm (AEST).

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Giro d’Italia Stage 20 preview

By Brendon Vella, 28 May 2016
Giro d’Italia Stage 20 preview

The final general classification shake up will occur on today’s penultimate from Guillestre to the finishing point in Sant’Anna di Vindadio. With three major mountain passes and a short climb to the finish, even though the stage is only 134 kilometres long it will be a brutal finale to a difficult race.

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Kruijswijk crashes out of the Maglia Rosa

By Alistair Nitz, 28 May 2016
Kruijswijk crashes out of the Maglia Rosa

Steven Kruijswijk started Stage 19 in the Maglia Rosa, with a lead of three minutes over second-placed Esteban Chaves. All he had to do to was stay upright over the next two stages and he would be the first Dutch rider to win the Giro d’Italia.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 19 live blog

By Brendon Vella, 27 May 2016
Giro d’Italia Stage 19 live blog

With three days to go in this edition of the Giro d’Italia, the peloton hits the mountains for the final push to the finish line in Torino on Sunday. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 19 from 9:30pm (AEST).

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 18 live race updates, blog

Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia is a monster 240 kilometres, with Maglia Rosa Steven Kruijswijk holding a strong, three-minute lead. Join The Roar for all the action from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Giro d’Italia Stage 18 preview

By Brendon Vella, 26 May 2016
Giro d’Italia Stage 18 preview

This is the first of the three general classification stages which will decide the podium of the Giro d’Italia.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 17 live race updates, blog

Stage Results Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling) has taken out Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia, coming from the peloton to upstage the riders more well known for their sprinting ability.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 17 preview

By Brendon Vella, 25 May 2016
Giro d’Italia Stage 17 preview

After a fast-moving and decisive stage yesterday, a much easier day is in front of the riders on the 196-kilometre journey from Molveno to Cassano d’adda.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 16 live race updates, blog

The riders are back in the saddle for the last week of racing, after taking their third and final rest day of the 2016 Giro d’Italia. Join The Roar from 10:30pm (AEST) for all the cycling action of Stage 16.

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Giro d’Italia Stage 16 preview

By Brendon Vella, 24 May 2016
Giro d’Italia Stage 16 preview

Stage 16 starts a difficult final week of racing for the peloton, but especially the general classification contenders.

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Will Chaves’ win lead to a change in strategy for Orica-GreenEDGE?

Esteban Chaves from Orica-GreenEDGE (Orica) won Stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia through the Italian dolomites region.

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 15 live race updates, blog

A 10.8-kilometre individual time trial awaits the riders on Stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10.30pm (AEST).

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Giro d’Italia Stage 15 preview

By Brendon Vella, 22 May 2016
Giro d’Italia Stage 15 preview

There have already been two individual time trials in the 2016 Giro d’Italia to date, but this one is different: it is all uphill. Stage 15 promises to be another ‘full gas’ day for the general classification contenders.

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Esteban Chaves leading Alejandro Valverde

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Riders at the 2013 Giro Rosa (Image: Giro Rosa).

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Esteban Chaves on the podium

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The Giro rolls on into the next stage.

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Caleb Ewan just after crashing in the 2014 Tour Down Under.

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Marcel Kittel wins at the Giro d'Italia

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Heinrich Haussler beats Caleb Ewan

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Team Sky at the front of the Peleton

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Esteban Chaves leading Alejandro Valverde

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