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Category: Giro d’Italia

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Simon Yates retains Giro lead after limiting Dumoulin damage in time trial

• British rider keeps pink jersey with lead of 56 seconds• Australia’s Rohan Dennis wins stage 16 time trialFive days from the finish in Rome and with three mountain stages remaining, Simon Yates is within grasping distance of becoming the first Briton…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 16 time trial – live!

Updates from the time trial from Trento to RoveretoYou can email Tom here or tweet him hereYates and Dumoulin set for time trial that could decide Giro 1.42pm BST Anyway, leader in the early runnings today is the British rider Alex Dowsett, who has jus…

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Simon Yates and Tom Dumoulin set for time trial battle that could decide Giro

• Yates takes 2min 11sec lead into Tuesday’s time trial• Dumoulin says Yates’s climbing strength gives him overall edgeSince the 2018 Giro d’Italia route was announced last November, one day has loomed large: Tuesday 22 May, date of the 34.5km time tri…

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Simon Yates increases Giro d’Italia lead with stunning stage 15 victory

• Yates takes his third stage win of 2018 Giro after solo attack • British rider has lead of 2min 11sec over Tom DumoulinTwo days before the time trial which could prove a decisive moment in the 101st Giro d’Italia, Simon Yates took his third stage vic…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 15 – live!

Live updates from the stage from Tolmezzo to SappadaYou can email John here or tweet him hereStage 14: Froome speeds to stage victory 1.39pm BST Simon Yates yesterday was either pessimistic, realistic or pragmatic about his chances of overall victory. …

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Chris Froome speeds to stage victory as Simon Yates extends Giro d’Italia lead

• Thrilling finale sees Team Sky cyclist triumph by six seconds • Yates takes bonus for second place and extends overall leadOn the top of what is billed as the hardest climb in World Tour cycling, the Giro d’Italia entered its final week with the stan…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 14 to Monte Zoncolan – live!

Updates as Simon Yates tries to hold onto the pink jerseyStage 13 report: Yates stays in pink as Viviani wins againEmail John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ with your thoughts 2.31pm BST Gentle reminder 2.30pm BST The road looks a little soggy at the moment, wi…

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Simon Yates retains overall Giro lead as Elia Viviani wins 13th stage sprint finish

Italian wins a bunch sprint following his two stage wins in IsraelGC unchanged as Mitchelton–Scott rider retains 47-second leadElia Viviani won the 13th stage to make it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d’Italia while Simon Yates remained in the overall…

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Sam Bennett motors home at Imola for second stage win at Giro d’Italia

• Irish rider bursts clear on home straight to win stage 12• Simon Yates retains advantage as leader in pink jerseySam Bennett sped away from the chasing pack to win stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia in a sprint finish on the famous motor racing track at I…

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Simon Yates strengthens Giro d’Italia hand with stage 11 victory

Mitchelton–Scott rider attacked with 1.5km to goTeam Sky’s Chris Froome slips 40 seconds further backOverall leader Simon Yates produced a superb finish to win the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday and gain a few more seconds on closest riva…

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Simon Yates extends Giro d’Italia lead as Matej Mohoric wins frantic stage 10

• Esteban Chaves drops down standings in blow to Yates’s team• Chris Froome moves into top 10 at Chaves’ expenseSimon Yates extended his overall lead as Matej Mohoric won stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia from Penne to Gualdo Tadino.Yates picked up three m…

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Simon Yates wins ninth stage to extend overall lead in Giro d’Italia

• Briton retains the pink jersey going into rest day• Chris Froome loses ground and slips out of top 10Simon Yates extended his overall lead in the Giro d’Italia to more than half a minute with victory on stage nine at Gran Sasso d’Italia.Yates pounced…

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Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz wins stage eight as Simon Yates retains lead

• Movistar rider jumps away on closing steep ascent to take victory• Chris Froome fell on final climb but did not appear to sustain injuryEcuador’s Richard Carapaz went solo in the finale to claim the Giro d’Italia eighth stage, a 208km ride from Praia…

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Giro d’Italia: Sam Bennett bursts to stage win as Simon Yates stays in pink

• Irish rider edges out Elia Viviani in sprint into Praia a Mare• Britain’s Yates retains overall lead after uneventful rideSam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia, while Simon Yates remained in the over…

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Simon Yates surges up Mount Etna to take race lead in Giro d’Italia

• British rider crosses line in second spot but takes pink jersey• Yates allows team-mate Esteban Chaves to win and go third overallBritain’s Simon Yates has taken overall lead in the Giro d’Italia after finishing second on stage six behind his Mitchel…

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Enrico Battaglin wins stage five of the Giro d’Italia as Dennis keeps lead

• Italian takes third Giro victory with late sprint• Dennis remains one second ahead of Tom DumoulinEnrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favou…

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Tim Wellens wins stage four of the Giro d’Italia as Chris Froome struggles

• Belgian rider lives up to expectations on gruelling 202-km stage• Chris Froome falls away on steep finish and loses 23 secondsBelgium’s Tim Wellens lived up to expectations when he won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 202-km gruelling ride fr…

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Test that resulted in adverse finding for Chris Froome called into question

• Study claims it is unfeasible to accurately measure level of salbutamol• Froome under scrutiny for adverse finding at 2017 VueltaChris Froome’s battle to rescue his reputation after a failed drugs test looks bound for the court of arbitration for spo…

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Elia Viviani wins second Giro stage but Rohan Dennis takes pink jersey

• Italian rider wins sprint in Tel Aviv • Time bonuses see Dennis take leader’s jersey from DumoulinElia Viviani has won the second stage of the Giro d’Italia.The Italian finished the 167km (104-mile) leg down the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Tel …

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Chris Froome off the pace in Giro d’Italia time trial after reconnaissance crash

• Froome 21st on opening stage, 37 seconds behind Tom Dumoulin• British rider crashed on reconnaissance ride just hours before startSince arriving in Israel Chris Froome has made a decent effort of concealing the mental bruising of an ongoing battle to…