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Bradley Wiggins’ Giro d’Italia victory hopes suffered a further setback on Sunday on a dramatic ninth stage that saw Canada’s defending champion Ryder Hesjedal lose time to overall leader Vincenzo Nibali.
Ben Grenda’s 2013 National Road Series season is going from strength to strength after the Tasmanian, riding for Polygon raced to victory in yesterday’s Stage 4 of the Tour of Toowoomba. He was followed over the line by Malcolm Rudolph of Drapac and Neil Van Der Ploeg of Search2Retain.
Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans rose to second in the overall standings of the Giro d’Italia with a solid performance in Saturday’s individual time trial.
Australian rider Adam Hansen won the hilly and rainy seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday with a solo breakaway while Benat Intxausti of Spain took the overall leader’s pink jersey.
Rising Australian cycling star Annette Edmondson has secured a stunning double success at the Tour of Chongming.
With the first week of the 2013 Giro d’Italia about to come to a close, here are some of the best pictures from the Italian Grand Tour.
This year’s Giro d’Italia is turning out to be a stellar race. From Cameron Wurf’s Vesuvius-like explosion from the stage one start line in Napoli, to John Degenkolb’s long distance chase-and-capture sprint on stage five, the Giro has been chock full of action and attacking riding.
Britain’s Mark Cavendish claimed his second win on the Giro d’Italia on Thursday when he dominated a bunch sprint at the end of the mostly flat 169km sixth stage between Mola di Bari and Margherita de Savoia.
Stage 6 of the 2013 Giro d’Italia was one of those stages where you could’ve almost predicted the end result and how the stage would pan out before the stage even began.
Germany’s John Degenkolb won a rain-soaked fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, held over 203km from Cosenza to Matera.
Australia’s Cadel Evans avoided a pile-up near the end of a rain-soaked fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia to remain inside the overall top 10.
Cadel Evans is heartened by the improvement his supporting BMC Racing team is showing after he climbed into the overall top 10 standings of the Giro d’Italia with a solid sixth placing in stage four.
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Huon Genesys Wealth Advisors once again demonstrated their dominance of the Subaru National Road Series in the Team Time Trial at the Tour of Toowoomba yesterday.
Stage 7 saw Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) win a breakthrough grand tour stage and Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) not only lose time but also crash. The first individual time-trial is upon us – join The Roar for coverage from 11:15pm AEST.
Nathan Earle of Huon Genesys took out victory in stage two at the Tour of Toowoomba, coming home ahead of Matt Clark (CHM) and teammate Jack Haig. The win puts Earle in the overall leader’s jersey.
In one of the biggest upsets in recent memories, Aussie battler Adam Hansen rode solo for the biggest victory of his career, beating his nearest rivals by a whopping 1m 07s on what was a heavily, crash marred stage.
After Stage 6′s fried-egg profiled sprinter’s special, the Giro returns to the mountains on Stage 7 with a vicious 177km shark-toothed leg-biter from Marina di San Salvo to Pescara, along Italy’s Adriatic coast. We’ll have live coverage from 10.15pm AEST.
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If you want to beat Mark Cavendish, you need a decent team effort. Sadly for his rivals, the only team that was organised for the sprint finish of Stage 6 of the Giro d’Italia was Cavendish’s Omega Pharma-Quick Step.
Drapac Cycling have opened their 2013 National Road Series account at the Tour of Toowoomba, with William Walker taking out the first stage ahead of Ben Grenda (PGN) and Brodie Talbot (RKG).
The last few days of the 2013 Giro d’Italia have been tough work for the sprinters, with the sight of them slipping out the back and forming a grupetto a common sight, but today’s parcours will have them feeling chipper in an instant. We’ll have live updates from 10.30pm AEST.
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So many mean, but admittedly funny, things have been committed to print and pixels about Andy Schleck and his shocking spate of bad luck.
With Cadel Evans performing above expectations and Sir Bradley Wiggins struggling early on, stage five of the 2013 Giro d’Italia could see further attacks. Join us from 10:30pm AEST.
A soggy day in Southern Italy saw Bradley Wiggins finish 17 seconds behind stage winner Enrico Battaglin of Bardiarni Valvole on the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia.
Last night we saw a cracking Stage 3 of the Giro, with Italian veteran Luca Paolini of Katusha, slip away from the main group and claim victory over Cadel Evans (BMC) and Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin).
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