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Monday August 26, 2019
Aug 26, 2019 - The opening stages of la Vuelta a España have not been disappointing. All the news with video. Not just Spain, reports and results from the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg and the Schaal Sels Merksem. Marcel Kittel hangs his bike up - Top Story. Other news: No Vuelta for Richard Carapaz, Remco Evenepoel signs his deal with Deceuninck and BORA - hansgrohe wears Sportful.
Wednesday August 21, 2019
Vuelta Preview: The third Grand Tour of the year rolls down the team time trial ramp in the Spanish resort town of Torrevieja on Saturday evening for one of the most open Vuelta a España's for years. It doesn't look there is a dominant rider, but Ed Hood runs through the course and riders to see who could pull off the big win in Madrid. Vuelta time!
Thursday June 6, 2019
PeloPics: The 2019 Giro d'Italia was one of surprises: Who had Richard Carapaz at the top of their favourites list? Not many. The Ecuadorian rode a solid race, never far from the action and once he took the pink jersey, he and his Movistar team defended to the hilt. We follow his route to victory in this photo gallery.
Monday June 3, 2019
Giro Final: The first Grand Tour of 2019 finished on Sunday in Verona with Ecuador's Richard Carapaz crowned as Giro d'Italia king. Ed has been glued to his oversized TV in his 'Man Cave' to give us his low-down on the final week and who was hot to trot and who lost the ball in the penalty box.
Sunday June 2, 2019
Race Report: Richard Carapaz won the first Grand Tour of his career and the Movistar rider is the first Ecuadorian to win the Giro d'Italia. In the final 17 kilometre time trial to Verona, he rode the test of his life. Vincenzo Nibali took second and Primoz Roglic snatched third place from Mikel Landa with a strong ride. The stage victory surprisingly went to Sunweb's Chad Haga.
Saturday June 1, 2019
Race Report: Astana's Pello Bilbao won the last mountain stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia. In the final kilometre, Bilbao turned out to have the strongest final sprint from a select group of classification riders and escapees. Overall leader, Richard Carapaz (Movistar) did not contest the sprint, but was only 4 seconds behind Bilbao and in the same time as Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).
Friday May 31, 2019
Race Report: After a terrible year, Esteban Chavez is back and he gave Mitchelton-Scott their first stage win in the 2019 Giro d’Italia. At the finish of stage 19 in San Martino di Castrozza he won from the early break. Andrea Vendrame had a bad luck on the final climb, but nevertheless finished second. Richard Carapaz kept the pink leader's jersey going into the final decisive days.
Wednesday May 29, 2019
Race Report: AG2R-La Mondiale's Nans Peters took a fine first professional victory on stage 17 to Anterselva. The Frenchman went with the early break, and then on the run-up to the final climb, he took his leave of his compatriots to solo to the finish. The overall didn't change, although there was a late skirmish from overall leader, Movistar's Richard Carapaz.
Tuesday May 28, 2019
Race Report: No Gavia on stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, but there was enough excitement. Vincenzo Nibali threw his cards on the table on the Mortirolo to blow the GC apart, but overall leader Richard Carapaz was still on his wheel. Primož Roglič and Simon Yates lost time. The stage victory went to KOM Giulio Ciccone, who beat Jan Hirt to the line.
Monday May 27, 2019
Giro Rest Day No.2: Fifteen stages down and the brutal final week to come - Ed Hood sums up 2019 Giro d'Italia stages 10 through 15 from his virtual Como lake-side bar stool. The big question is: Will the final winner come from Nibali and Roglic? What about Carapaz? All the stage action and thoughts behind the scenes from the Italian Grand Tour.
Saturday May 25, 2019
Race report: Richard Carapaz won the mountainous stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday and took time from all the GC favourites. The Ecuadorian Movistar rider dominated the climb of the Colle San Carlo and extended his lead over the chase group by almost 2 minutes. He also took the leader's jersey from Jan Polanc as Simon Yates pulled back a little bit of time with a late attack.
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.