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  • IOC Olympic director admits to velodrome worry

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) director for the Rio Games, Christophe Dubi, admitted to AFP on Friday that organisers face a race against time to deliver the cycling velodrome in Brazil. "The track has been delivered and built, the rest of the velodrome and the tests conducted by the…

  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia mountain classification after stage 19

    May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 19 on Friday 1. Damiano Cunego (Italy / Nippo) 134 2. Mikel Nieve (Spain / Team Sky) 98 3. Stefan Denifl (Austria / IAM Cycling) 73 4. Darwin Atapuma (Colombia / BMC Racing) 69 5. Giovanni Visconti (Italy / Movistar) 61…

  • Hang up: Dutch look at banning use of cellphones on bikes

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is considering banning the country's millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedaling and phones are a dangerous mix.

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  • Chaves takes Giro lead as Kruijswijk crashes into snowbank

    Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent and Colombian rider Esteban Chaves surprisingly took the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia following a wild 19th stage Friday. Vincenzo Nibali won his first stage of this year's race and moved up from fourth to second overall, only 44…

    The Associated Press
  • Phinney, Small make Olympic statement with US titles

    Taylor Phinney and Carmen Small will wear the stars-and-stripes jerseys for the next year. Phinney won the men's U.S. time trial championship and Small captured the women's title on Friday, giving them the right to wear the coveted jersey in future time trials. ''I'm looking forward to putting the…

    The Associated Press
  • Crafty teamwork helps Trentin win longest Giro stage

    Matteo Trentin used a late counterattack and some crafty teamwork to win the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday, while Steven Kruijswijk held on to a comfortable overall lead with only two challenging legs to go. Cannondale's Moreno Moser and Trentin's Etixx Quick-Step teammate Gianluca…

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  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia team classification after stage 18

    May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 18 on Thursday 1. Astana (Kazakhstan) 221:53:12" 2. Cannondale (United States) +12:42" 3. Movistar (Spain) +16:59" 4. AG2R (France) +20:19" 5. Team Sky (Britain) +38:59" 6. Etixx - Quick-Step (Belgium) +48:15" 7. Tinkoff…

  • Cycling-Chaves moves close to Giro win as Nibali takes stage

    (Adds details) May 27 (Reuters) - Colombian Esteban Chaves moved close to his maiden grand tour title in the Giro d'Italia when he snatched the overall leader's pink jersey off Steven Kruijswijk's shoulders after the Dutchman crashed on the 19th stage won solo by Vincenzo Nibali on Friday.…

  • Cycling-Nibali wins Giro stage 19; Chaves takes pink after Kruijswijk's crash

    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali won stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia on Friday, but Esteban Chaves's third-place finish saw him take the pink jersey from Steven Kruijswijk, who crashed on the treacherous Colle dell'Agnello. Kruijswijk started the 162km stage with a three-minute lead over Chaves but ploughed…