Giro d’Italia

UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017

Contradicting the fait accompli announcement made by the Grand Tour organisers plus Flanders Classics on November 25, the UCI has told professional squads and other stakeholders that team sizes will not be reduced for 2017 events. Last month Tour de France and Vuelta a España organiser ASO, Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport and Flanders Classics …

Top race organisers reduce team and peloton sizes in Grand Tours, Classics and other events

More open, aggressive Grand Tours and Classics look possible from next season, with some of the biggest race organisers announcing that they will reduce the number of riders permitted on each team in their events. Tour de France and Vuelta a España organiser ASO, Giro d’Italia owner RCS Sport and Flanders Classics have all taken …

The devil in a dress: The woman who raced the Giro d’Italia

Tomorrow marks the start of the 99th Giro d’Italia, one of the three major Grand Tour races. Women are not allowed to compete in these male events, which are, by all standards, the toughest, most challenging and grueling exhibitions of endurance, strength and grit that our sport can demand of an athlete. There was one, and …

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Greipel to delay season start again after successful 2015, Hansen to dispute all three Grand Tours; The mysterious case of Luca Paolini; Three potential buyers for the Giro d’Italia?; “It’s really shit” – Cult–Stolting Group riders worried after title sponsor’s exit; Boeckmans – I’ve thought …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Report: China’s richest man Jianlin may try to purchase the three Grand Tours; Testing Chris Froome: Q&A with Dr. Jeroen Swart on Tour winner’s lab results, his conclusions and what comes next; Teams start naming their lineups for Santos Tour Down Under; UCI says agreement has been …

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Report: China’s richest man looking to purchase the three Grand Tours?

ASO has for years been the big fish amongst race organisers, running the top events and also having sizeable influence in the direction of the sport. It owns the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España plus many other major races, and resisted the UCI over the introduction of the ProTour, and more recently, the …

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Acquarone: I feel like a cycling whistleblower who was fired, then accused of doping

Almost two years after he was fired from his role with Giro d’Italia organisers RCS Sport, former race director Michele Acquarone has repeated calls for a full investigation into a missing 17 million Euro and reiterated claims that he is a scapegoat. The Italian, who was suspended along with others in October 2013 and then …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: UCI Licence Commission states withdrawal of Astana licence would not have been proportionate; US government wants to question Armstrong’s girlfriend over his lying; Martin reveals extent of Liège-Bastogne-Liege injuries; Contador says making history is crucial for him, sees Giro/Tour double as way to do that; Brailsford gives …

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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 …

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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 …

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