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Monday May 21, 2018
Giro d'Italia Rest Day: As the Giro riders take it easy before the crucial 34.2 kilometer stage 16 time trial between Trento and Rovereto, Sam Larner looks back at the previous two weeks and forward to the exceptionally hard final days to Rome. Will the test against the clock be decisive or will the mountains clinch the 2018 Italian Grand Tour?
Sunday May 20, 2018
Race Report: Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) won his third 2018 Giro stage into Sappada, but more importantly he gained more time on his main rivals. Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) lost 41 seconds to the Englishman along with Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ). Chris Froome (Sky) lost contact and is now in 7th place overall at 4:52.
Saturday May 19, 2018
Race Report: Chris Froome saved his Giro d’Italia with an unexpected triumph at the summit of the terrible Zoncolan, while his Maglia Rosa-clad compatriot Simon Yates once again impressed, finishing second. The real winner of the day, however, may well prove to be Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, the defending champion, who kept his cool on the steep slopes and limited his losses.
Friday May 18, 2018
Race Report: Stage 13 was always going to be a sprinters day, there are not many climbs in the Venice area. Quick-Step Floors' Elia Viviani was the fastest man in Nervesa della Battaglia ahead of yesterday's winner Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) with Danny van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) 3rd.
Friday May 18, 2018
Saturday's stage 14 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia smacks riders square in the gob with a slobber-inspiring summit finish on the brutally steep Monte Zoncolan.  Many would say its first appearance in 2003 should have been its last, but it does make for some decent suffering to set up the final week of the race. Here's what it's like to ride it...
Thursday May 17, 2018
Race Report: Rapid Irishman Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) took his second Giro d'Italia stage win on the Imola racetrack, edging out Danny van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida). No change in the overall - Result race report and photos.
Wednesday May 16, 2018
Race Report: Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took another Giro stage win after a brutal, but short, stage to Osimo. The steep finale brought the GC contenders to the fore and Chris Froome (Sky) was once again found out. The big question is: Does Yates have enough time in hand over Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb).
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Race News: Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) won Stage 10 by out-sprinting late break companion Nico Denz (AG2R-La Mondiale) in Gualdo Tadino after 244 kilometers. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) held the overall lead by 41 seconds over Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) - Result and photo gallery
Sunday May 13, 2018
Race Report: Simon Yates is in a different class at the moment and he capped a perfect first week with a stage win. It's been a horror week for Froome and he lost a huge amount of time after being dropped inside the final 2km. Does Yates have enough time on Tom Dumoulin before the big TT and that super hard final week?
Saturday May 12, 2018
Race Report: History was made on Saturday by young Ecuadorian rider, Richard Carapaz (Movistar), who gave his country its first Giro d'Italia stage win - Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) held on to his overall lead.
Friday May 11, 2018
Race Report: Ireland's Sam Bennett bagged his big sprint win at the end of Giro d'Italia Stage 7 getting the better of double 2018 stage winner, Elia Viviani. The overall stayed the same with Simon Yates in pink.
Thursday May 10, 2018
Race Report: The Mitchelton-Scott team set the volcano of Etna ablaze as it fired Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates up its steep slopes on Giro stage 6 for stage win and overall lead. Ed Hood takes us through the punch-by-punch domination by the men from the team 'Down Under'.
Wednesday May 9, 2018
Race Report: Another tough day in Sicily saw a win for Italy by Enrico Battaglin (LottoNL-Jumbo) just ahead of Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida) as BMC's Rohan Dennis held the overall lead - Giro d'Italia stage 5.
Tuesday May 8, 2018
Race Report: Giro d'Italia stage 4 was fought over the tough roads of Sicily under the watchful eye of Etna's rumbling volcano. Tim Wellens took the stage as Rohan Dennis held on to the overall lead - The Giro is back home in Italy!
Sunday May 6, 2018
Race Report: On a less than exciting third day in Israel, Quick-Step Floors' Elia Viviani took his second stage in a row, out-sprinting Sacha Modolo (EF Education First-Drapac) in Eilat - Photos and result.
Saturday May 5, 2018
Race Report: Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) overcame a confusing run in to secure the first road stage win of the 2018 Giro d'Italia as Rohan Dennis (BMC) found enough seconds at the intermediate sprint to move into the pink jersey. Giro stage 2, Haifa to Tel Aviv, 167km.
Friday May 4, 2018
Race Report: Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) took the 2018 Giro stage 1 by the scruff of the neck as he blew everyone away on the undulating Jerusalem course. The Dutchman will start the 2018 Giro as he finished the 2017 one, in pink. Rohan Dennis (BMC) and Victor Campenaerts (Lotto FixAll) finished second and third, respectively.
Wednesday May 2, 2018
Race Preview: Probably the best Grand Tour of the year, Il Giro d'Italia, starts on Friday in Israel with an individual time trial and quite a lot of controversy. Ed Hood looks at the Italian race - The possible sporting high points and the not so good side of the Tour of Italy. Salbutamol and politics aside... bring on the Giro!
Tuesday May 1, 2018
Race Preview: As we gear up for start of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, there is another stage race running this week and if you were to ask a Yorkshireman, he would tell you it's much better! The fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire starts on Thursday and finishes on Sunday in Leeds. Sam Larner gives us the benefit of his local knowledge.
Wednesday April 25, 2018
2018 Spring Classics: The dust and mud has settled on the Spring Classics for another year, and one team has been by far the most powerful, but without total domination. The 2018 season has been full of surprises and new names, with the 'Old Guard' still getting a look in. We take a PEZ look at the Classics of 2018 with reports, results and videos.