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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte withdraws from the Giro d’Italia; Contador – “A stage victory is secondary – I cannot jeopardise the GC”; Luca Paolini extends contract with Katusha; Jim Ochowicz calls for reduced peloton sizes to reduce the number of crashes; Orica-GreenEdge, Drapac to headline the Tour […]


Contador: “A stage victory is secondary – I cannot jeopardise the GC”

He’s known for his aggressive racing and desire to dominate events, but Alberto Contador has given a clear indication that he is playing this safe in this Giro d’Italia, holding back in order to be as fresh as possible for the Tour de France. Sunday’s Madonna Di Campiglio stage of the race saw Contador ride […]


Injured Porte exits Giro d’Italia after GC challenge disintegrates, aims to rebuild for Tour de France

The move was predicted by some after his Giro d’Italia plans unravelled due to a puncture, a time penalty and a crash. Sure enough, Richie Porte confirmed Monday that he would not continue in the race, preferring to focus instead on the rest of the season and particularly on the Tour de France. “The Giro […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Landa climbs to stage 15 Giro win, Contador gains more time on Aru; Jesper Hansen wins the Tour of Norway; Mirsamad Poorseyedigolakhour wins the Tour of Japan; Kris Boeckmans wins the World Ports Classic; Michael Schweizer wins the Tour of Toowoomba; König takes over Sky’s […]


Giro d’Italia: Landa wins at Madonna di Campiglio, Contador gains seconds on Aru

Further padding his lead over his main rival Fabio Aru (Astana), Alberto Contador finished third on the stage to the Madonna di Campiglio on Sunday, tightening his grip on the Giro d’Italia’s pink jersey. Contador finished five seconds behind Aru’s team-mate Mikel Landa at the top of the famous climb, with the Katusha rider Yury […]


Kiryienka wins the Giro stage 14 time trial as Contador takes back pink

Vasil Kiryienka (Sky) has won the stage 14 individual time trial at the 2015 Giro d’Italia in soggy conditions, completing the 59.4km course in 1 hour 17 minutes and 52 seconds (45.7km/h). Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) was second on the stage, 12 seconds behind Kiryenka, while Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) claimed the final step on the […]


Contador loses Giro lead as crash costs 36 seconds, Porte also delayed

Having gained time on Thursday’s uphill finish, both via splits in the bunch and also the bonus he picked up for second place, Alberto Contador’s apparent vice-like grip on the Maglia Rosa was dramatically lost on Friday when the Tinkoff-Saxo leader was delayed in a crash. He and Sky rival Richie Porte were amongst a […]


Modolo wins Giro d’Italia stage 13, Aru takes over from Contador after crash delay

Italian rider Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) beat Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing), Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and a number of other sprinters to win stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia but the biggest news of the race to Jesolo was a large crash which brought down race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Sky leader Richie Porte and […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert powers to victory on Giro d’Italia’s 12th stage, Contador adds to his lead; Kristoff wins back-to-back at the Tour of Norway; Adam Phelan into the overall lead at the Tour of Japan; Lauren Kitchen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Zhoushan Island, moves […]


Gilbert powers to victory on Giro d’Italia’s twelfth stage, Contador adds to his lead

Unleashing his characteristic uphill surge, Philippe Gilbert powered to a clear victory on the twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia, finishing three seconds clear of Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida), Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin), Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani CSF) and Paolo Tiralongo (Astana). The next riders were gapped slightly on the ramp, with third-placed Mikel Landa […]