Steven Kruijswijk

Valverde takes maiden Giro stage win as Nibali falters, Kruijswijk consolidates GC lead

There were significant winners and losers on Tuesday’s Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, and none more so than Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, who took his first career Giro stage win and advanced into third overall behind race leader Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo). Katusha’s Ilnur Zakarin finsihed the mountainous stage at Brixen-Andalo along with Valverde and Kruijswijk, […]


Giro d’Italia: Kruijswijk increases overall lead as Foliforov wins mountain time trial

One day after donning the Maglia Rosa of race leadership, Steven Kruijswijk padded his race lead with a superb performance in the stage 15 mountain time trial. The LottoNL-Jumbo rider went within fractions of a second of setting the best time, being pipped by Alexander Foliforov of the Gazprom-Rusvelo team. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) fought back […]


Chaves wins a brutal stage 14 of the Giro, Kruijswijk moves into pink

Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) has won the queen stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia, taking victory from a three-rider group after 210 gruelling kilometres and six categorised climbs. The charismatic Colombian outsprinted fellow GC contender Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and breakaway rider Georg Preidler (Giant-Alpecin) in the uphill dash to the line as Kruijswijk moved into the […]


7 talking points from the second week of the Giro d’Italia

After 15 stages of the 2015 Giro d’Italia, the riders now have the opportunity to enjoy a second and final rest day. The second week of the race has provided no shortage of excitement and drama and with six stages still remaining, there is sure to be more to come. In the meantime, here’s what […]


Young Guns to Watch in 2012

The 2012 cycling season kicked off in Australia with Simon Gerrans winning the Tour Down Under, but there are over 500 other cyclists on ProTeams to cheer for. You may be scratching your head and asking, “Who do I support?” Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans are great choices, but why not go with a young, […]