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Aru fights back to nab stage 19 of Giro d’Italia, Contador keeps his powder dry before final mountain stage

Fabio Aru made up for the frustrations of recent days when he raced to victory on the penultimate mountain stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia on Friday. The Astana rider attacked the lead group 7.7 kilometres from the end of the stage to Cervinia, caught the earlier attacker Ryder Hesjedal, and then jumped him with […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour […]

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George Bennett: ‘How do we stop cortisone in the sport? A few guys like me taking the fall is not the answer.’

Commenting almost three weeks after he was blocked from starting the Giro d’Italia due to low cortisol levels, the New Zealand rider George Bennett has issued a long statement about the situation, maintaining his innocence and faulting the current MPCC ruling in relation to the test. The MPCC is an anti-doping organisation that the majority […]

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Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals

Philippe Gilbert became the third rider to double up on stage wins in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Thursday, attacking a breakaway group and the soloing in to the finish at Verbania well clear of his former companions. The BMC Racing Team rider had plenty of time to savour the success, beginning his celebrations over […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Sacha Modolo sprints to victory on stage 17 of the Giro; Matthias Brändle wins Belgium Tour prologue ITT; Alexander Kristoff wins stage 1 of the Tour des Fjords; Haussler takes highest finish since March on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia but is not satisfied; Astana, […]

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Haussler takes highest finish since March on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia but is not satisfied

Showing signs of improving form and notching up his top finish thus far in the Giro d’Italia, Australian road race champion Heinrich Haussler sprinted to fourth place at the end of stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday. The IAM Cycling rider finished just behind Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) and […]

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Modolo fastest of the sprinters on stage 17 of Giro d’Italia, Contador holds lead

One day after Mikel Landa (Astana) became the first rider to notch up two stage wins in the 2015 Giro d’Italia, Sacha Modolo did the same when he was first to the line in Lugano on Wednesday. The Italian benefited from a perfect leadout from his Lampre-Merida squad, being put in a strong position with […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Landa soloes to second mountain stage win on Giro d’Italia’s 16th stage as Aru fades; Contador refrains from criticising Astana’s attack after he suffers puncture; Landa declines to speculate on whether he should have been Astana leader all along; Savio: ‘Ochowicz missed a good opportunity to keep his mouth shut’; […]

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Contador refrains from criticising Astana’s attack after he suffers puncture

Although it has long been held that it is a no-no to attack the race leader when he has suffered a crash or another misfortune, Alberto Contador favoured diplomacy over criticism in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Perhaps holding back because of his own attack on then-Tour de France race […]

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Landa soloes to second mountain stage win on Giro d’Italia’s 16th stage as Aru fades

Profiting on a controversial day which saw the Astana team work to distance Alberto Contador after the race leader had a rear wheel puncture, Mikel Landa soloed to victory on stage sixth of the Giro d’Italia and took over second place in the general classification. The Basque rider hit the line in Aprica 38 seconds […]

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