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Sunday May 19, 2019
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 by Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) kept him in the pink jersey.
Saturday May 18, 2019
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, Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann were elbow to elbow in the final meters for the diminutive Australian to cross the line first. The leader's jersey of Valerio Conti was never in danger.
Friday May 17, 2019
Race Report: Another new Giro d'Italia stage winner on the seventh day, this time from Spain. Astana's Pello Bilbao took the win in L’Aquila with a solo attack from a leading group with just over one final hard kilometre to go. The Basque rider finished ahead of Tony Gallopin (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe). Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) held the pink jersey.
Thursday May 16, 2019
Race Report: Stage six of the 2019 Giro d’Italia saw a big change in the overall classification. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) will start tomorrow in the Maglia Rosa. The Italian was part of the early break which managed to stay clear all the way to the finish line. The stage victory went to his countryman and finalé partner; Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec).
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Race Report: The fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia went to Movistar's Ecuadorian, Richard Carapaz, after a crazy finalé in Frascati. The peloton was split to pieces in the last kilometres by a massive crash. Carapaz was one of the lucky riders to escape chaos and jump for the line. Stage favourite, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), was a close second.
Monday May 13, 2019
Race Report: Deceuninck - Quick-Step's fast-finishing Italian champion, Elia Viviani thought he had won in Orbetello on stage 3. After the finish the race jury relegated Viviani due to a 'irregular sprint'. Thus, Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) was given the stage win.
Sunday May 12, 2019
Race Report: The German champion, Pascal Ackermann, won the second stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia into the town of Fucecchio. The Bora-Hansgrohe fast-man was the best sprinter after 205 lumpy kilometres. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was second, ahead of Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) in third. The Maglia Rosa stays on the shoulders of Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
Saturday May 11, 2019
Race Report: Primož Roglič has taken the first stage and the first Maglia Rosa of the 2019 Giro d'Italia. He has also shown the competition that he means business in the Italian Grand Tour. The Slovenian was 19 seconds faster than Simon Yates over the tough 8.2 kilometer time trial finishing in San Luca, Bologna. Vincenzo Nibali was 3rd at 23 seconds.
Wednesday May 8, 2019
Giro'19 Rider Preview: Yesterday we dissected the 2019 Giro route stage by stage; today Ed Hood takes a look at the riders with a chance of the big Italian win and which stages they will make their move. Who's hot and who's not... in the first Grand Tour of 2019 - The Giro d'Italia.
Tuesday May 7, 2019
Giro'19 Course Preview: In recent years the Italian Grand Tour has usurped its French cousin for excitement, and the 2019 edition has stuck with the torrid final week formula. After the controversial 2018 start in Israel, this year is a home based Giro that has everything for the well-rounded rider - The PEZ Giro d'Italia route preview.
Sunday April 28, 2019
Race Report: After his podium places in Strade Bianche, Flèche Wallonne and Amstel Gold, Astana's Jakob Fuglsang jumped to the top place with a solo finish in Liège. The Swiss born Dane dropped his break companions and rode the final wet fourteen kilometres alone for the victory.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
Race Preview: The professional season's oldest Classic rolls out of Liège on Sunday for the journey to Bastogne and back, to take in eleven categorised and many lower climbs for more than 4,000 meters of ascending. Ed Hood sets the stage for yet another very open Spring Classic.
Wednesday April 24, 2019
Race Report: After losing out in Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, Julian Alaphilippe made no mistakes on the final climb of the Mur de Huy to win the 2019 Flèche Wallonne. The Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider rode away from the others with Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and then beat the Dane to the line.
Sunday April 21, 2019
Race Report: Mathieu van der Poel won his home race in a fascinating finalé of the Amstel Gold Race. After a failed attack at 44 kilometers out, the Dutch champion looked out of the race, but with a hard chase, he single handed pulled the race together and won the sprint. Twenty-nine years after father, Adrie van der Poel.
Wednesday April 17, 2019
Race Preview: The cobbled races have now passed and the road season turns the corner and hits the climbs of the Ardennes Classics. First up is Holland's only Classic - The Amstel Gold Race. Ed Hood looks at what used to be a sprinters event that is now climb packed finalé of fun from Maastricht, through Southern Limburg, over the Cauberg and finish on the Vilt-Valkenburg.
Wednesday April 17, 2019
Race Report: Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) won the 59th edition of the Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday afternoon in Overijse. The Dutch champion was the best in the sprint from a classy group, including Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), Michael Matthews (Sunweb) and last years winner, Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal).
Sunday April 14, 2019
Race Report: On a cold day of gruelling, unrelenting speed it was Deceuninck - Quick-Step reminding the doubters why they are the world’s best team; with Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert first over the line and team mate and countryman Yves Lampaert third, it was emphatically their day on the Roubaix velodrome.
Thursday April 11, 2019
Race Preview: The Hell of the North, A Sunday in Hell, L'enfer du Nord, Paris-Roubaix - Call it what you want, but the Northern Classic is the most beautiful torture for the riders and compelling viewing for the spectators. Whoever wins on Sunday will be a hero - Ed Hood takes us through the history, course and the top contenders.
Wednesday April 10, 2019
Race Report: Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Fabio Jakobsen was the fastest in the final sprint in the 107th edition of the Scheldeprijs on Wednesday afternoon. For the second year in a row the 22-year-old Dutchman was the best man in the Belgian semi-classic. Max Walscheid (Sunweb) was second and Sky's Chris Lawless was third.