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Giro d’Italia 2015 – the story so far (part 3)

Passo del Mortirolo would have been large in the minds of the remaining riders as another day of mixed weather got the final week of the 2015 Giro d’Italia off to an intimidating start. All jersey wearers should be feeling pretty secure with Contador in pink and, apparently, only misfortune is likely to stop him rolling home to victory in Milan. Porte’s challenge was definitely over as he had left the race ...

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Giro d’Italia 2015 – the story so far (part 2)

Week Two didn’t look very dramatic in advance. Something for the sprinters, yes, before many of them pack their bags and set off home, a probably significant time-trial, and a nice taster in the form of a big climb up to Madonna di Campiglio. But a rainy week meant crashes, and crashes mean upsets. Stage Ten of the Giro was supposed to be a quiet day – almost another rest day as it was, although not flat, c ...

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Giro d’Italia 2015 – the story so far

Week one of the Giro d’Italia ended with three of the four main GC hopes racing for the line in touching distance of each other. The time difference between them was no more than a handful of seconds. An exciting prospect then, but all this had come at the end of an eventful and highly entertaining nine days of racing for the famous Maglia Rosa – the pink jersey in the corporate colour of the La Gazetta del ...

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Tejay’s stock set to rise, while Evans starts to fade

Last year’s Tour de France was a nightmare for Tejay van Garderen. And I imagine he still wakes up in the middle of the night with visions of Team BMC’s collapse on the cycling world’s biggest stage. Just ask sporting manager Allan Peiper: “We went to the Tour de France and it was a fiasco - Cadel wasn’t where he should have been, Tejay lost time for whatever reason and the team trial was a disaster. We los ...

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Tired of Political Drama, Colombians Unify to See Quintana Make History

Movistar’s Nairo Quintana grabbed history by the proverbial spokes by becoming the first Columbian to conquer the mass of talented cyclists at Giro d’Italia. This victory shed a bright pink light at the latin american country, helping fellow countrymen forget about Columbia’s recent political turmoil. With enough espionage and scandal to make James Bond blush, Colombians took their minds off their troubles ...

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Jos Van Emden’s Marriage Proposal at the Giro d’Italia tournament

Belkin rider Jos Van Emden took a break from his time trial on the stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia tournament, did he need a wee?  Nah, he wanted to propose to his long-time girlfriend. Social media was as lively as a bed full of bugs when the news spreads online. Tweets were rampant and fans and supporters alike were ecstatic when they heard the news.  Team Belkin couldn't hide their happiness for their team ...

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