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Category: Giro d’Italia

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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…

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Chris Froome set for Giro d’Italia glory despite being spat at by fan

• Team Sky rider adds to his lead on penultimate stage• Victory in Rome would give him all three Grand ToursChris Froome was spat at by a spectator on the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia shortly before he all-but-made history by becoming the fir…

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Simon Yates shows guts to suggest future glory despite Giro collapse | William Fotheringham

The Briton’s breakdown raises questions of his team’s strategy but was a reminder that participants are human after allIt will come as little comfort to Simon Yates after losing the pink jersey of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, but he is not alone in his…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 20 – live!

Chris Froome grabs Giro lead with extraordinary solo salvoThe Recap: sign up and get our email of editors’ picksAnd feel free to email Nick or tweet him @NickAmes82 11.38am BST 104km to go: Astana and Movistar are riding at the front currently. It’s be…

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Chris Froome’s solo salvo secures pink jersey on extraordinary Giro d’Italia stage

• Remarkable breakaway vaults Briton into race lead• Simon Yates falls out of contention amid stage dramaOn one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history, Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away, obliterated his ri…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 19 – live!

Yates has Giro lead halved by Dumoulin’s late burstSign up and get The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picksEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning to get in touch 12.08pm BST Fancied as a potential winner before the race, the Italian national champion …

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Simon Yates has Giro d’Italia lead halved by Tom Dumoulin’s late burst

• Dutch rider reduces Briton’s advantage to only 28 seconds• Maximilian Schachmann claims breakaway victory on stage 18Simon Yates saw his lead in the Giro d’Italia halved after a late burst from his main rival, Tom Dumoulin, on stage 18, while there w…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 18 — live!

Live updates from stage 18, Abbiategrasso to Prato NevosoViviani secures awesome foursome stage winsEmail or tweet John your thoughts 12.50pm BST The weather forecast at that hilltop finish is for heavy rain. Just as hit the sprint yesterday. The weath…

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Elia Viviani secures awesome foursome of Giro d’Italia 2018 stage wins

• Simon Yates remains safely in pink jersey after stage 17• Sam Bennett second on stage, Niccolo Bonifazio thirdElia Viviani sprinted to his fourth victory of this year’s Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, and Simon Yates maintained his hold on the leader’s p…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: stage 17 – live!

Updates from the flat stage from Riva del Garda to IseoYates retains Giro lead after limiting damage in time trial Any comments? Email John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 2.25pm BST Rain absolutely hacking down now, and that’s potentially bad news. They are rac…

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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…