Australian Caleb Ewan claimed his second stage victory of this year’s Giro d’Italia by winning a sprint finish on stage 11 in Novi Ligure. The Lotto-Soudal rider finished ahead of second-placed Arnaud Demare and third-placed Pascal Ackermann to add to his victory on stage eight. Italian Valerio Conti remains in the leader’s pink jersey with
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Patrick Lefevere has made Julian Alaphilippe a contract offer but the Belgian team boss is still none the wiser as to whether the French rider will stay with Deceuninck-QuickStep beyond 2019. Alaphilippe has been linked with a big-money transfer to Total Direct Energie for 2020, with the French team significantly increasing their budget after Total
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Race Report: In the expected bunch sprint, Lotto Soudal’s Caleb Ewan won the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia. In the gallop for the finish line in Novi Ligure he was to fast for Tuesday’s winner Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ), with Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) third and Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) fourth. This was the Australian’s
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Race Report: Stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia was always going to end in a mass sprint. The question was which fastman would it be? Pascal Ackermann, Caleb Ewan or Elia Viviani? None of them, it was the Frenchman Arnaud Démare of (Groupama-FDJ) who shot to his first Giro victory after a crazy sprint. Valerio
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France’s Arnaud Demare claimed his first victory of the year by triumphing in stage 10 at the Giro d’Italia. Demare held off Italian national champion Elia Viviani and German Rudiger Selig in a reduced sprint after a crash brought down several riders. Italian Valerio Conti maintained his one minute 50 seconds lead over Slovenia’s Primoz
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Gianni Bugno, president of the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA), this week issued an open letter denouncing “the excessive proximity of the motorbikes to the athletes during the competitions”, which is a problem he says is occurring more frequently in races around the world. Related Articles Currently attending the Giro d’Italia, where Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) leads
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Toolbox: A few weeks ago, it happened. On a random Friday afternoon, I got hurt. No it wasn’t while I was slicing down a long mountain descent while dropping the peloton behind me, nor was it locking up handlebars in an aggressive bunch sprint… Sunweb’s Giro’19 hope, Tom Dumoulin crashed out on stage 5 Like
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