2014 Giro d’Italia

Ulissi handed nine month ban over positive test but expresses relief

Double Giro d’Italia stage winner Diego Ulissi has said that he is pleased despite being handed a nine-month ban after testing positive for excessive levels of salbutamol, saying that the findings have shown he didn’t deliberately try to cheat. Under the ruling, the Swiss Olympic Association has handed him a ban stretching from June 25 […]


Michael Matthews on worlds: “We’ll play cards on both our strengths”

Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship medal to that tally, either for himself or for one of his Australia team-mates. The green and gold squad is expected to mount a very strong campaign this year, with former world […]


AIGCP calls on UCI to take greater responsibility for protecting rider safety

Just over one week after the professional teams’ association AIGCP called on the organisers of the Giro d’Italia plus the race commissaires to agree to demands to revise the general classification times in the race, that body has commented further on the controversy of the Giro’s Stelvio stage, as well as an earlier leg of […]


Australian cycling isn’t ready for Cadel Evans to retire

When the Giro d’Italia ended yesterday Australia’s Cadel Evans told reporters that his eighth-place finish was far from what he was hoping for, but that he wouldn’t be beating himself up about it. And while many are asking when the 37-year-old will call an end to his long and illustrious career, he seems to have […]


Giro d’Italia in photos: stages 16 to 21

After three long weeks of racing the 2014 Giro d’Italia has come to a close. It seems like a lifetime ago that the first stages of the race were being contested in Northern Ireland, and since then the race has unfolded in dramatic and exciting ways. This gallery of images documents the final six stages […]


Evans ‘to reflect’ on lack of climbing form in Giro, but insists he won’t have regrets

He finished third overall last year as part of his build-up for the Tour de France, and oriented his entire season around being as good as possible in this year’s Giro d’Italia. However Cadel Evans’ goal of recreating his best form and capping his career off with a second Grand Tour success didn’t pan out […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


David Tanner’s Giro Diary: pushing the limits

Hey everyone. I’m guessing most of you keen followers of the Giro back in Australia would be a little tired by now, with all those late nights staying up watching the race. Not half as tired as us riders however! It’s been a very hard and eventful week so far with the climax and icing […]