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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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Nibali nibbles nobbly cobbles

If you were totally new to the world of professional cycling then at this time of year you'd be forgiven for thinking everyone who rides, watches or has even a passing interest in road cycling is obsessed with cobbles.  And you'd be correct. Just days after the brutal Paris-Roubaix astonished spectators and punished riders, reports are filtering through that last year's Tour de France winner is studying som ...

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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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Newly “pinked” Quintana, sets his sights on Tour de France glory

Still in a haze from dominating Giro d’Italia, Movistar’s Nairo Quintana kept his eyes on the ultimate prize. Only 24, Quintana showed the perseverance of an elder statesman and made clear as to what his next goal was. “My next goal will be to win the Tour de France one day,” he stated. That feat will not be accomplished this year because Quintana has already said he would not compete in this year’s race de ...

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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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