Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin won the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia with a solo attack up to the race's first big mountain-top finish, and Jan Polanc held onto the overall leader's pink jersey Friday.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 24, 2019, 5:02 pm
Ilnur Zakarin of Katusha soloed to a snow-capped summit finish victory on a chaotic 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday that shook up the overall picture. "I came to the Giro d'Italia to make the top five and I hope it's still possible," Zakarin said after spraying champagne
Author: AFP
Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:46 pm
Russian Ilnur Zakarin powered to victory in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, the first mountain test for the overall contenders, while favorites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali finished together on Friday. A member of the day's breakaway, Katusha's Zakarin went solo in the final climb
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 24, 2019, 4:04 pm
Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin won the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia with a solo attack up to the race's first big mountain-top finish, and Jan Polanc held onto the overall leader's pink jersey Friday. Zakarin, who rides for Team Katusha Alpecin, required more than 5+ hours to complete the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:50 pm
As with all WorldTour races, each of the 18 teams that make up the top-flight of professional cycling receive an invite.
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: May 24, 2019, 3:42 pm
Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart has abandoned the Giro d'Italia after crashing during the 13th stage, a 196-km mountain trek to Ceresole Reale, on Friday. Geoghegan Hart, who had won two stages of the Tour of the Alps before the Giro, was one of two Team Ineos leaders with Russian Pavel Sivakov in the
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:02 pm
Lac Serrù (Italie) (AFP) - Rising British rider Tao Geoghegan Hart of the Ineos Team (ex-Sky) was involved in a high-speed downhill crash that saw him abandon his Giro d'Italia bid on Friday. A full update will follow," Ineos said on Twitter after their rider left in the team car rather than
Author: AFP
Posted: May 24, 2019, 12:41 am
Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has said he "wouldn't change a thing" about the doping that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles, according to details of an interview that will air next week on NBCSN. The network, owned by NBC Sports Group, said on
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:37 pm
Slovenian Jan Polanc seized the leader's pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia on Thursday as Cesare Benedetti claimed his first professional victory at the age of 31 on the first mountainous stage on this year's route. After two pancake flat days, UAE rider Polanc got in a breakaway group on
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 23, 2019, 9:22 pm
Italy's Cesare Benedetti won Thursday's 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia at Pinerolo in the Italian Alps ahead of compatriot Damiano Caruso. Slovenian Jan Polanc took the overall lead. It was the first win for 31-year-old Bora rider Benedetti who led a long break-away group in the first
Author: AFP
Posted: May 23, 2019, 4:19 pm
Cesare Benedetti won the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday for his first victory as a professional while Jan Polanc took the overall leader's pink jersey from UAE Emirates teammate Valerio Conti. ''I've worked a lot for the others in the past but today I got my opportunity
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 23, 2019, 3:48 pm
NBCSN will broadcast an interview with Lance Armstrong following Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:40 pm
Throughout the month of May and into June the focus of the cycling world will centre on Italy as the 102nd edition of the Giro d'Italia travels the length and breadth of the country, turning its towns and cities pink as la corsa rosa heads towards Verona. After setting off on its 3,518.5-kilometre
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: May 23, 2019, 5:29 am
Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall leader.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 22, 2019, 7:24 pm
Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall leader. Ewan, who rides for Lotto-Soudal, edged out Arnaud Demare and Pascal Ackermann in a bunch sprint at the end of the entirely flat 221-kilometer
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2019, 7:18 pm
Novi Ligure (Italy) (AFP) - Australian Caleb Ewan won a sprint finish to take the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, just ahead of Frenchman Arnaud Demare.
Author: AFP
Posted: May 22, 2019, 4:12 pm
NOVI LIGURE, Italy (Reuters) - Australia's Caleb Ewan claimed the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday after a bunch sprint at the end of a 221-kilometer ride from Carpi to Novi Ligure. The Lotto-Soudal rider edged Arnaud Demare (Groupama–FDJ) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora–hansgrohe) to
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 22, 2019, 3:58 pm
Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti kept the overall lead.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 21, 2019, 9:02 pm
MODENA, Italy (Reuters) - France's Arnaud Demare won the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia, his first career victory in the race, a 145-km flat ride from Ravenna on Tuesday. Italian Elia Viviani was second and Rudiger Selig of Germany took third place ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan. "We came
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 21, 2019, 5:02 pm
Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti kept the overall lead. Demare, who rides for Groupama-FDJ, edged out Elia Viviani and Rudiger Selig in a bunch sprint at the end of the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 21, 2019, 4:59 pm
Frenchman Arnaud Demare clinched a long-range, high-speed bunch sprint to win stage 10 of the Giro d'Italia on the cobbled streets of Modena on Tuesday. The 27-year-old FDJ sprinter timed his move to perfection as Italy's Elia Viviani came second and early pace setter Caleb Ewan finished fourth
Author: AFP
Posted: May 21, 2019, 4:54 pm
Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as Italian cyclist Valerio Conti extended his overall lead after the individual time trial.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 19, 2019, 6:27 pm
Slovenian ace Primoz Roglic set a serious marker on the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, not only winning the stage nine individual time-trial, but damaging several key title rivals in the process. European champion and world one-hour record holder Victor Campenaerts was second by 11sec on the day despite
Author: AFP
Posted: May 19, 2019, 5:32 pm
Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as Italian cyclist Valerio Conti extended his overall lead after the individual time trial. Roglic, who also won the opening individual time trial, was quickest on the rain-soaked 35-kilometer (22-mile) route from Riccione
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 19, 2019, 5:18 pm
Primoz Roglic emerged as the overwhelming favorite for the Giro d'Italia title when the Slovenian won the ninth stage, a 34.8-km individual time trial from Riccione on Sunday. Italian Valerio Conti (Team UAE) retained the overall leader's pink jersey after finishing 3:34 behind Lotto Jumbo-Visma
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2019, 4:46 pm
Tadej Pogacar did the work necessary to win the Tour of California on the steep climb of Mt. Baldy.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 19, 2019, 1:12 pm
Tadej Pogacar did the work necessary to win the Tour of California on the steep climb of Mt. Baldy. Cees Bol of Team Sunweb won the group sprint ahead of three-time world champion Peter Sagan to win the seventh stage, while Jasper Philipsen capped a big day for Team Emirates with a third-place run.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 11:25 pm
Tadej Pogacar won the Tour of California on Saturday, finishing safely in the pack as Cees Bol crossed the line first in a chaotic finish to the seventh and final stage. Pogacar, the 20-year-old Slovenian who rides for UAE Team Emirates, became the youngest winner of the United States' biggest stage
Author: AFP
Posted: May 18, 2019, 10:07 pm
Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the eighth and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall leader. Ewan, who rides for Lotto-Soudal, edged Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann in a bunch sprint at the end of the 239-kilometer
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:49 pm
Australia's Caleb Ewan celebrated wildly after storming a bunch sprint to win stage eight of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday after coming close to victory three times already in the opening week. Chief contenders for overall Giro victory, Britain's Simon Yates, form favourite Primoz Roglic
Author: AFP
Posted: May 18, 2019, 4:27 pm
Australian Caleb Ewan claimed a second career win on the Giro d'Italia when he prevailed in the eighth stage, a 239-km ride from Tortorelo Lido on Saturday. The Lotto-Soudal rider, a stage winner in 2017, was perfectly positioned after a tight curve 200 meters from the line and beat Italian champion
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 18, 2019, 3:56 pm
Tadej Pogacar reeled in several top contenders to win Stage 6 of the Tour of California.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 18, 2019, 1:09 am
Tadej Pogacar snatched victory in the final few metres of a thrilling sixth stage on the Tour of California on Friday, swooping past Colombia's Sergio Higuita on the final bend to finish first at the summit of Mount Baldy. Pogacar, 20, had been locked in a nip-and-tuck battle with Higuita over the
Author: AFP
Posted: May 17, 2019, 11:12 pm
L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) -- Pello Bilbao won the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia with a late attack while Valero Conti held onto the overall leader's pink jersey Friday. Tony Gallopin was second and Davide Formolo was third, both five seconds behind. Jose Rojas, who was also part of the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:25 pm
L'Aquila (Italy) (AFP) - Pello Bilbao shook off the other survivors of a long breakaway in the final kilometre into l'Aquila to win Friday's seventh stage as Valerio Conti held on to top spot of the overall leaderboard at the Giro d'Italia. The victory lifted the Spanish Astana rider
Author: AFP
Posted: May 17, 2019, 4:13 pm
L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Spain's Pello Bilbao claimed the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, a 185-km undulating ride from Vasto to L'Aquila. The Astana rider attacked from a small group of breakaway riders 1.5km from the finish in the final punchy climb, holding off France
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:58 pm
Ivan Garcia Cortina won Stage 5 of the Tour of California on a day that was marred by brutal crosswinds near the finish.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 17, 2019, 2:30 am
Team Bahrain-Merida spent most of the fifth stage at the Tour of California at the front of the peloton, setting a hard pace but leaving nobody quite sure what their end-game might be. Turns out it was Ivan Garcia Cortina. The 23-year-old Spanish cyclist moved to the front after the final couple of
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 11:44 pm
Spain's Ivan Cortina sprinted to victory in the fifth stage of the Tour of California on Thursday as American Tejay van Garderen retained the race leader's yellow jersey. Bahrain-Merida rider Cortina, 23, claimed the first professional win of his career after holding off the challenge of Argentina
Author: AFP
Posted: May 16, 2019, 11:15 pm
Fausto Masnada of Italy claimed his first victory in a Grand Tour by winning the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 11:06 pm
Primoz Roglic suffered an embarrassing crash in Thursday's sixth Giro d'Italia stage, but finished comfortably in the pack on a day when his Jumbo Visma team were happy to take it easy. While he surrendered the pink jersey to Valerio Conti, that was in keeping with team plans. The sight of
Author: AFP
Posted: May 16, 2019, 7:11 pm
Fausto Masnada of Italy claimed his first victory in a Grand Tour by winning the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday while compatriot Valerio Conti seized the overall lead from Primoz Roglic, who was involved in an early crash. The Italian duo were in a two-man breakaway for nearly 30 kilometers
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 5:13 pm
Italian Fausto Masnada won the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia as Primoz Roglic lost the overall leader's pink jersey to UAE Team Emirates rider Valerio Conti on Thursday. Masnada emerged as the strongest rider in a large breakaway, making his decisive attack on Coppa Casarinelle about 20 kilometres
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 16, 2019, 5:03 pm
Fausto Masnada won the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia and dedicatd the win to his late uncle while Valerio Conti grabbed the overall lead to give home fans an unexpected day of double joy on Thursday. "For an Italian rider, it's fantastic," Conti said. Primoz Roglic, who started
Author: AFP
Posted: May 16, 2019, 4:15 pm
Tejay van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead in the Tour of California after a string of bad luck.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 16, 2019, 3:21 am
Tejay van Garderen thought he had lost his overall race lead in the Tour of California after a string of bad luck in the final couple of miles Wednesday. Tour organizers issued a controversial statement that said a major crash near the finish that held up van Garderen and many other top contenders would
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 16, 2019, 2:36 am
Pascal Ackermann of Germany sprinted to victory at the end of the rain-affected fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, while Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic kept the overall lead.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: May 15, 2019, 8:02 pm
German champion Pascal Ackermann took his second stage win of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish through torrential rain on Wednesday while injured former race winner Tom Dumoulin pulled out. Slovenian Primoz Roglic kept the overall leader's pink jersey after the fifth stage from Frascati
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 15, 2019, 6:39 pm