Steven Kruijswijk

Commentary: To prevent crashes, UCI should record GC times at 3km to go on sprint stages

Rider safety is a recurring issue that has been put under scrutiny a number of times in recent seasons, and it resurfaced once again during the Vuelta a España. Rather than issues of race vehicle accidents or unsuitable weather conditions, this time the spotlight was on late-race incidents involving GC contenders Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Alberto …

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Criticism and apologies as unmarked post takes Kruijswijk out of Vuelta a España

Disaster and controversy struck Stage 5 of the 2016 Vuelta a España, when several riders went down with injuries due to an unmarked traffic post with 2.5 kilometres remaining on the stage. As the peloton looped around the Roman walls of Lugo, Simon Clarke (Cannondale) and Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) tried to power away, taking advantage …

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Preview: What you should know about the 2016 Vuelta a España

It’s late August, which means it’s time for the third and final Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España. Starting Saturday and running through September 11, the Vuelta is the Grand Tour that attracts the least attention. But with a tough course and a strong start list that includes three Grand Tour champions, this …

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Video: 2016 Giro d’Italia in review

This year’s Giro d’Italia showed just how beautiful bike racing can be, but also how unforgiving. For Steven Kruijswijk, the intense high of leading the race into the final few stages was in sharp contrast with the intense low of crashing out of contention at a pivotal moment. For Vincenzo Nibali, the final few days …

Drama to the very end! Arndt awarded Giro sprint victory in Torino as Nibali basks in maglia rosa

The 2016 Giro d’Italia had been over for 30 minutes, and yet the drama continued. While one Italian, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), was celebrating a second career Giro victory, another Italian, Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) was in anguish after learning that the race jury had relegated him for an irregular sprint, taking away what would have been …

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2016 Giro d’Italia: Stage 20 video highlights

The 2016 Giro d’Italia was one summit finish too many for Colombian Esteban Chaves — and ended in the best possible scenario for Italian Vincenzo Nibali. Nibali became the third race leader in three days at the Giro, after former maglia rosa Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) lost time due to a high-speed crash into a snow …

Resurrected! Nibali takes maglia rosa as Chaves cracks on final climb of 2016 Giro d’Italia

The 2016 Giro d’Italia was one summit finish too many for Colombian Esteban Chaves — and ended in the best possible scenario for Italian Vincenzo Nibali. The Orica-GreenEdge rider, who had taken the maglia rosa on Friday for the first time in his career, ceded the race lead on the final climb of the race, La …

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2016 Giro d’Italia: Stage 19 video highlights

Where to even begin in describing the dramatic 20th stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia? It’s almost impossible — and we tried, here. Let’s just say, it was bonkers! Better yet, just watch for yourself. Keep a box of tissue nearby, seemingly half of the top 10 on general classification — Nibali, Chaves, Kruijswijk, and Zakarin — …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets to third overall as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia; Devenyns wins stage and takes Baloise Belgium Tour lead; Two years after devastating injury, Taylor Phinney wins US national time trial championship; Carmen Small wins US time trial championship; …

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Oh, the drama! Nibali takes stage win, Kruijswijk crashes, plummets on GC as Chaves moves into pink at Giro d’Italia

It’s not over until it’s over. It’s a cliché, but is a cliché for a reason, and it was proven true Friday on Stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia, where the general classification was completely upended in one of the most dramatic days of Grand Tour racing in recent memory. At a Giro that seemed …

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