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Wednesday May 24, 2017
Giro Stage Report: It has taken over two years and countless breakaways, but Pierre Rolland’s quest for his 10th victory finally came on the climb into Canazei where he soloed home to a popular win on Stage 17. Tom Dumoulin came in with all the other GC men - No change in the overall.
Tuesday May 23, 2017
Giro Stage Report: Vincenzo Nibali strode back into contention with a stunning ride on the Giro's Queen stage as a natural break heavily penalized the pink jersey. Tom Dumoulin saved his overall lead, but a stomach upset may have upset his chances of the final win.
Sunday May 21, 2017
Roadside California'17: The final stage of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California was another successful day for the Rally team. Two men in 'The Break of the Day' and the stage win to top the whole race off. Add to that the blue jersey for 'Most Courageous Rider' and a tie for the KOM prize it was quite a finalé.
Sunday May 21, 2017
Giro Stage Report: Bob Jungels emerged from an elite group to take a wonderful stage victory in Bergamo after a punishingly quick day on stage 15 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia. The GC battle was reignited but ultimately ended all square.
Saturday May 20, 2017
Race Report: Tom Dumoulin showed he's more than just a pretty face with a powerful ride up the steep slopes to Oropa, first pulling back a dangerous attack from Nairo Quintana, attacking himself to win the stage and increase his gc lead.
Saturday May 20, 2017
Roadside California'17: The Amgen Tour of California hit Big Bear Lake for the crucial time trial stage 6 and Team Rally were there for the action. Today, Eric and George start their 'Behind the Scenes' report with some suggestion for the good people of Big Bear.
Friday May 19, 2017
Giro Stage Report: With apologies to my PEZ colleague Sam Larner, I thought why bother thinking up a headline when yesterday’s will do! Fernando Gaviria repeats with a firestorm sprint. The manner of victory was even more impressive. It was a kick-twice finish to a stage that was straightforward.
Friday May 19, 2017
Roadside California'17: Riding the crest of success from stage 4, the Rally team move on to Mount Baldy on their hunt for Amgen Tour of California gold. Eric and George gives us another look behind the curtain of Team Rally.
Thursday May 18, 2017
Giro Stage Report: Fernando Gaviria secured yet another stage win to all but seal the points jersey and stamp his position as the best sprinter here and at his age (22) he will be hitting the finish line first for quite some time. First Grand Tour and three stage wins, just to prove not all Colombians are climbers.
Thursday May 18, 2017
Roadside California'17: Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California was a magnificent day for Team Rally. Not only did the team get two men in the break, but they went all the way to the line for 1st and 2nd place with Evan Huffman and Rob Britton. Eric and George were there to tell the tale.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Giro Stage Report: On a day which celebrated the great Gino Bartali, it was only fitting that today's 11th stage produced heroic performances. Not just heroic, but a bit of a surprise thrown in as Omar Fraile took the win of his career.
Wednesday May 17, 2017
Roadside California'17: Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California might not have been the most exciting, but Team Rally had their 'Old Man' Danny Pate in the break of the day. Eric and George take up the story from behind the scenes with the Rally team.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Giro Stage Report: We all expected big Dutchman Tom Dumoulin to win the Stage 10 time trial. But perhaps not quite so stunningly; he put the best part of a minute into second placed Geraint Thomas and the best part of 3 minutes Nairo Quintana to go rosa by 2:23 over the little Colombian.
Tuesday May 16, 2017
Roadside California'17: Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California tackled Mount Hamilton on its way from Modesto to San Jose and the race blew apart. Not a great day for the Rally Team - we go inside the team car to see how the day unfolded.
Monday May 15, 2017
Roadside California'17: The Men's Amgen Tour of California kicked off the first of seven stages on Sunday in Sacramento as the Women's event finished its final stage in the same city. We catch up with the Rally Team as both of their teams hit the Californian roads.
Sunday May 14, 2017
Giro Stage Report: With Thomas, Landa and Yates conceding several minutes due to crashes, today had all the drama of an Italian opera – breakaways, crashes and a final crescendo which saw pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana take flight from the other leaders to claim the stage victory and the pink jersey.
Saturday May 13, 2017
Giro Stage Report: Spain's Gorka Izagirre of Team Movistar took Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia in the seaside resort of Peschici after breaking away from the peloton nearly ninety kilometers from the finish and outlasting his fellow fugitives in a seesaw finale.  Quick Step's Bob Jungels is still the race leader heading into tomorrow's crucial mountain stage.
Friday May 12, 2017
Giro Stage Report: Caleb Ewan finally shook off the shackles of the podium to win his first ever Giro d'Italia stage in a wonderful three up sprint. The Australian fast-man was up against the new order of sprinters; Bennett and Gaviria and it was a close decision on the finish line in Alberobello.
Thursday May 11, 2017
Giro Stage Report: On paper, today’s stage 6 from Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane was hand-made for a breakaway, though few would have predicted an exact winner. Stand up Sylvain Dillier of BMC, who arrived to the line in gutsy break of three riders on a day where the GC contenders and stage favorites played only a cameo role.
Wednesday May 10, 2017
Giro Stage Report: Fernando Gaviria sprinted to victory in the streets of Messina on Stage 5 of the Giro d'Italia, picking up his second bouquet in this year's race after leaving it late to narrowly beat Jakub Mareczko and Sam Bennett. Bob Jungels remains the race leader.