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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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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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“The Beautiful Race: The Story of the Giro d’Italia”. In his introduction, author O’Brien captures the appeal of the Giro by calling it a herald of spring, with sunny days ahead. “There’s also the social aspect to it….The race’s history is littered with riders who were nailed-on to win it, right up until the moment
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Race Report: Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) dominated the final climb to hammer nails into the coffin of all of his rivals. For much of the route it looked like the GC contenders would all finish within a minute or so of one another, but Roglic set the stage alight on the final climb. A plucky ride
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La Doyenne, which refers to Liège-Bastogne-Liège. La Doyenne literally translates as “the old lady”; the reference being that LBL is the oldest spring classic, having first run in 1892. This translation is somewhat disrespectful in comparison to the nuanced meaning of the term; translating it as “the Elder” would give further credence to its longevity
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Race Report: A wet stage 8 finalé came down to a fight between the top fast-finishers of the 2019 Giro d’Italia – Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), Elia Viviani (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) were elbow to elbow in the final meters for the diminutive Australian to cross the line first. The leader’s jersey
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Clothing Review: In my part of the world (Babylon on the Potomac), spring has finally arrived. That means warmer weather. In fact, we’ve had some unseasonably warm (temps up to 80F) early spring days. So I’ve been able to ditch arm and knee warmers and do some riding in shorts and short-sleeve jersey – including
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Race Report: At the finish of very wet stage 5; Bora-Hansgrohe’s Pascal Ackermann got the better of Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in Terracina. The German champion squeezed ahead of the Colombian for his second 2019 Giro stage win. Tom Dumoulin had to abandon in the neutralised zone. Win No.2 for Ackermann Stage 5 was
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