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Category: Giro d’Italia

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Giro d’Italia: Caleb Ewan sprints to victory on stage eight

• Australian rider clinched second Giro career win• Valerio Conti retains leader’s pink jerseyAustralian Caleb Ewan claimed a second career win on the Giro d’Italia when he prevailed in the eighth stage, a 239km ride from Tortoreto Lido on Saturday.The…

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Giro d’Italia: Pello Bilbao breaks clear on final climb to win stage seven

• Spanish rider attacks 1.5km from finish in L’Aquila• Valerio Conti in pink after uneventful day in pelotonSpain’s Pello Bilbao claimed the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, an undulating 185km ride from Vasto to L’Aquila.The Astana rider …

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Giro d’Italia: Fausto Masnada wins stage six as Valerio Conti takes pink jersey

Italian rider led breakaway with Valerio ContiConti takes leader’s jersey from Primoz RoglicUAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti took over the leader’s pink jersey as Fausto Masnada triumphed from the breakaway and stage six of the Giro d’Italia ended with…

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Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin abandons on stage five following crash

Dutch rider came down in heavy crash on stage fourStart of fifth stage met by foul weather conditionsFormer Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin abandoned the race shortly after the start of the fifth stage, amid foul weather conditions on Wednesday.The D…

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Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin abandons on stage five following crash

Dutch rider came down in heavy crash on stage fourStart of fifth stage met by foul weather conditionsFormer Giro d’Italia winner Tom Dumoulin abandoned the race shortly after the start of the fifth stage, amid foul weather conditions on Wednesday.The D…

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Giro d’Italia: Tom Dumoulin the big loser after crash splits peloton

Richard Carapaz holds on to take stage four winPrimoz Roglic leads Simon Yates by 35 secondsMovistar’s Richard Carapaz held on for victory on stage four of the Giro d’Italia in Frascati, but Primoz Roglic was the big winner as a late crash hit his riva…

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Elia Viviani stripped of Giro d’Italia stage win after sprint chaos

• Italian relegated over blocking; Fernando Gaviria awarded stage• Britain’s Simon Yates second overall behind Primoz RoglicElia Viviani was stripped of victory as stage three of the Giro d’Italia ended in a chaotic sprint in Orbetello.Deceuninck-Quick…

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Pascal Ackermann grabs Giro d’Italia win while Simon Yates stirs up rivals

• Pascal Ackermann wins second stage on Grand Tour debut• Primoz Roglic leads Britain’s Yates in the general classificationPascal Ackermann, who was parachuted into the Giro d’Italia in the place of his teammate Sam Bennett, won the nervous second stag…

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Simon Yates second to Primoz Roglic after opening time trial at Giro d’Italia

• Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic has 19-second lead after time trial• Briton four seconds clear of third-placed Vincenzo NibaliPrimoz Roglic, the former ski jumper who has taken professional cycling by storm, blew away all his rivals with a resounding victor…

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New swagger has Simon Yates looking to Giro d’Italia with total confidence

• Yates lost out badly to Chris Froome in last year’s Giro• ‘If I was in my rivals’ position, I would be scared’A supremely confident Simon Yates, the winner of cycling’s last Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España, starts the Giro d’Italia in Bologna on Satu…

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Dave Brailsford ‘buzzing’ to unleash Geoghegan Hart and Sivakov on Giro

• Team Ineos chief revels in youth policy for 2019 race• Marcel Kittel announces indefinite break from cyclingThere were no fracking worries for Dave Brailsford as he unveiled Team Ineos’ youth policy for the 2019 Giro d’Italia in Bologna on Thursday, …

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Chris Froome undecided over defence of Giro d’Italia on ‘explosive’ course

• Team Sky rider undecided following announcement of route• Decision rests partly on Froome’s desire to win Tour de FranceThe Giro d’Italia champion Chris Froome said he is still undecided about riding in next year’s edition but added that the start of…

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Chris Froome should not be listed with cycling greats, says Bernard Hinault

• Legendary cyclist criticises Froome after Giro d’Italia win• Froome may enter Tour de France before anti-doping decisionThe legendary cyclist Bernard Hinault has launched a stinging attack on Chris Froome, claiming he should never have been on the Gi…

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‘It’s an incredible feeling’: Chris Froome on his Giro d’Italia victory – video

After three gruelling weeks in the saddle, Chris Froome has become the first Briton to be crowned Giro d’Italia champion. The coveted title, along with his victories in the Vuelta a España and Tour de France last year, make him the just the third man i…

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‘It’s an incredible feeling’: Chris Froome on his Giro d’Italia victory – video

After three gruelling weeks in the saddle, Chris Froome has become the first Briton to be crowned Giro d’Italia champion. The coveted title, along with his victories in the Vuelta a España and Tour de France last year, make him the just the third man i…

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Chris Froome insists he will be on Tour de France starting line

• Giro d’Italia winner knows trying Giro-Tour double is a risk • People will come to understand ‘why I continue racing’, he saysChris Froome says he is “sure” his historic treble of consecutive grand tour victories – sealed with a 46sec victory at the …

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Chris Froome’s Giro victory will only lead to more contortions

Despite the Briton’s thrilling win, questions remain about whether a cyclist with an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol should have been taking partRefreshingly, many of the new generation emerging in cycling are unencumbered by clear memories o…

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Chris Froome wins Giro d’Italia in Rome to join cycling’s exclusive club

• Froome becomes first Briton to win the century-old race• First cyclist in 35 years to hold three grand tours at same timeFinally, 109 years after the Gazzetta dello Sport decided to hold a bike race across Italy to boost sales of its struggling newsp…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: final stage – live!

Updates as the race reaches its final destinationEmail Nick here or tweet him here, if you fancyFroome set for Giro glory despite being spat at 3.48pm BST 94km to go: Now Viviani, who we expected to be sprinting later, is in lengthy conversation with F…

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A moment of pure sporting magic from Chris Froome | Kenan Malik

His electrifying breakaway performance in the Giro d’Italia stunned the worldThis was sport at its rawest, most thrilling, visceral best. For months, British cyclist Chris Froome has been battling for his reputation. His team, Sky, faces opprobrium for…