Nairo Quintana

Mezgec shrugs off jostling to net Giro sprint win, GC for Quintana

Shoulder surfing on at least three occasions during the final kilometre yet staying upright in face of the jostling, Giant Shimano’s sprinter Luka Mezgec showed he had the most speed at the end of the Giro d’Italia, jetting to victory in Trieste. The Slovenian won close to the border between his country and Italy, delighting […]

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Quintana calm, Uran accepting as Giro d’Italia GC battle draws to close

The two top riders in the Giro d’Italia, Nairo Quintana and Rigoberto Uran, had their final head to head on Saturday when they crossed swords on the cruel ascent of the Zoncolan. The duo have both worn the Maglia Rosa in this year’s race and underlined their status as the two strongest riders when they […]

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Rogers conquers Zoncolan, Quintana set for Giro d’Italia win

Ten days after taking his first-ever Grand Tour stage win in Savona, Michael Rogers notched up his second, and this time in rather more spectacular surroundings. The Australian rider was the strongest out of a twenty man breakaway group which went clear at the start of the 167 kilometre stage to the top of Monte […]

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Quintana takes TT stage win in pink jersey, moves closer to Giro victory

Nairo Quintana moved a giant leap closer to winning his first Grand Tour when he raced to victory on Friday’s mountain time trial at the Giro d’Italia. The Movistar rider made the most of the steep uphill sections between Bassano del Grappa and Cima Grappa, covering the 26.8 kilometre distance in a time of one […]

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Arredondo scoops mountain stage win, Quintana solid in Giro lead

Underlining and fortifying his grip on the Maglia Azzurra as mountains leader, Julian Arredondo raced to his first Grand Tour stage victory on stage eighteen of the Giro d’Italia, leading in a Colombia one-two at Rif. Panarotta. The Trek Factory Racing rider attacked on the final climb and soloed in seventeen seconds clear of hard-chasing […]

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Eisenga not ruling out further action by teams over Giro stage 16

Commenting 24 hours after the AIGCP issued a strong statement calling for a rejigging of the results from the controversial 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia, that association’s president Luuc Eisenga has said it is still awaiting a response from both the race organisers and the UCI. “It is very hard to judge for us […]

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Pirazzi notches up first Grand Tour stage with well-timed Giro attack

Launching his move just before the final kilometre and benefiting of the indecision of his breakaway companions, Italian rider Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani CSF) notched up his team’s third stage victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia. The 2013 Giro King of the Mountains showed strong instinct with a jump at the perfect time, and hit the […]

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Acquarone: Giro controversy is a mess and should have been rectified right away

Former Giro d’Italia chief Michele Acquarone has spoken about the controversy of Tuesday’s 16th stage of the race, saying that he believes clearer decisions should have been made at the time and that it is very difficult to correct the situation at this point in time. The stage to Val Martello Martelltal was marked by […]

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Quintana shakes up Giro d’Italia, takes stage win and race lead

One day after saying that he believed his form was on the up and that it was still possible to fight for a podium place or even the overall victory in the Giro d’Italia, Nairo Quintana proved the accuracy of that assessment when he stormed into the race lead in the race. The Colombian rider […]

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Quintana believes his top form is returning as his health settles down

Saying that he believes he is returning to the type of form he started the Giro d’Italia with, Nairo Quintana has said that he hopes to finish on the podium, if not take the overall victory in the race. The Colombian rider finished second in last year’s Tour de France, but thus far hasn’t seemed […]

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