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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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Where’s tha’ goin’ Yorkie? – Tour de Yorkshire report

Is anyone else contemplating the future shape and development of the Tour de Yorkshire? Having had the pleasure of following this excellent race over three varied and fascinating days, the most interesting news is perhaps that Moreno Hofland, Steven Kruijswijk, Maarten Tjallingii and Robert Wagner are in the Lotto Jumbo team for the Giro d’Italia, which we all know follows the French-flavoured tour of the N ...

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Froome says ‘yeah, why not’

Chris Froome, the 29 year old champion from Britain, is showing his willingness to compete in Tour de France 2015, though earlier he had hinted that he is more likely to compete in the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. Next years’ tour was described as a “tough test” by this 2013 champion, when the tour route was announced in October. Froome, the Captain of Team Sky, who is currently training in South Afri ...

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Quintana cares and shares at Vuelta a España

A seeming shoo-in for winning the Tour de France, Nairo Quintana focused his efforts on Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España. The last time a rider has won both was Alberta Contador in 2008. Last year, Quintana finished the Tour second overall, as well as achieving the king of the mountains title and a mountaintop stage win. He decided to skip the Tour after winning the Giro. He admits that “The route of t ...

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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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