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19 May 2016 - 18:30

Giro: Nizzolo third in S12, edges closer to red

The rain that fell for most of the race ceased and the wet roads dried for the bunch finish of the flat 182-kilometer stage 12 Thursday, but no one could stop Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) from sprinting to his third victory in the Giro d'Italia. Giacomo Nizzolo gave everything once again but found himself behind a sudden gap that opened in the last right-hand corner,
19 May 2016 - 01:45

California: Stetina 11th in reduced bunch sprint

Peter Stetina sprinted to 11th from a small, select group at the end of the 217-kilometer stage four at the Amgen Tour of California to hold onto his second place in the overall. The longest stage of the eight-day race traveled north along the iconic and scenic Highway One. The rolling road with beautiful vistas snaked alongside the Pacific Ocean for most of the day and ended with a grueling category-two climb over Laureles Grade Road followed by a steep uphill into the Laguna Sega motor circuit.
18 May 2016 - 18:00

Giro: Nizzolo 4th in thrilling ending to stage 11

Giacomo Nizzolo showed his determination – and versatility – in a thrilling run-in to the 227-kilometer stage 11, joining a select chasing group that formed over the final steep climb that contained mostly the general classification contenders, including Ryder Hesjedal. But two, then three men, ruined his chance at glory. The trio held a slight 10-second advantage over the final kilometers to win the pursuit to the line and contest a three-up sprint for the stage victory.
18 May 2016 - 02:45

California: Stetina climbs to second place in queen stage

Peter Stetina looked comfortable, sitting calmly around sixth wheel on the tough 12-kilometer Gibraltar climb that concluded stage three in the Amgen Tour of California Tuesday. When the first serious attack went – by Lachlan Morton (Team Jelly-Belly) – Stetina answered.
17 May 2016 - 18:00

Giro: Hesjedal gritty in stage 10 to move to 14th GC; Zoidl strong in breakaway

A grueling stage 10 followed the rest day in the Giro d'Italia, a big test for the general classification contenders with a parcours that offered little to none flat roads and another summit finish. Ryder Hesjedal lost contact with the select group of favorites that formed on the penultimate category-one climb and with a gutsy effort fought his way back to the group on the descent ahead of the final climb.
17 May 2016 - 02:15

California: Breakaway surprises; Bonifazio sprints from peloton for 5th place

A four-man breakaway led for most of the 148.5-kilometer stage two at the Amgen Tour of California, a hilly parcours that was touch-n'-go for many sprinters. With two back-to-back category-two rated climbs situated near the race end, it was a calculated chase by a peloton keen on keeping its fastmen intact for the finish. In the end, two escapees were successful in holding off the bunch and contesting a two-up sprint, won by Ben King (Cannondale). Niccolo Bonifazio was third from the field that rushed across the line only eight seconds later.
16 May 2016 - 02:00

Bonifazio sprints to 6th in Tour of California opening stage

The Amgen Tour of California kicked off Sunday with a 175-kilometer opening stage that culminated with the expected bunch sprint. Niccolo Bonifazio got his first taste of American-style racing with a sixth place in a chaotic, headwind finish as the ever-savvy Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the win with a well-timed, late burst of speed.
15 May 2016 - 17:45

Giro: Cancellara 4th; Hesjedal persists in rainy TT to move into 16th GC

As an early starter, Fabian Cancellara benefited from a dry course but lacked his normal time trial prowess in the stage nine race against the clock and finished in fourth place in a time of 52:13. Starting in the last wave of riders, Ryder Hesjedal raced under pounding rain with wet, slick roads to finish in 54:43 for 33rd place, good enough to launch him into 16th GC.
14 May 2016 - 18:00

Giro: White gravel climb shuffles GC in stage 8

The steep, white gravel climb at the end of the 186-kilometer stage eight inflicted damage on the overall classification. Hesjedal finished the stage in 29th place, 44 seconds behind the Valverde-led group – numbering 11 at the finish – as he continues his resilient riding towards the biggest mountains where the major differences will be made.
13 May 2016 - 18:15

Giro: Nizzolo sprints to second in stage seven

It was another chance for the sprinters in stage seven at the Giro d'Italia and nothing could stop the powerful Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) from claiming his second victory. Giacomo Nizzolo – unable to break the curse of second place – settled for runner-up again, but after a long, hard and rainy 211-kilometer race peppered with up and downs, Nizzolo knew he was cleanly beaten by a stronger rider on the day.
12 May 2016 - 18:30

Giro: Hesjedal passes first big climbing test; Didier seizes chance in late breakaway

Ryder Hesjedal placed 15th, finishing with the group of overall contenders in the first major climbing test of the Giro d'Italia, while Laurent Didier joined a late attack that merged with an earlier breakaway and was granted an opportunity to fight for the stage win.
11 May 2016 - 18:15

Giro: Late crash spoils Nizzolo's finish in stage five

Giacomo Nizzolo positioned perfectly in the final kilometers of stage five, but when a crash occurred in the final corner with just under one kilometer remaining, he was one of the unlucky ones forced to brake to avoid the sliding Team Katusha rider. Nizzolo nearly came to a complete stop, eliminating any chance to fight for the win, while ahead a strong Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) powered up the slight uphill to snag the victory.
10 May 2016 - 17:45

Giro: steep hills create punishing ending to stage four

The 2016 Giro d'Italia's first race on home soil wreaked havoc on the peloton with the final 25 kilometers of the 200-kilometer stage on narrow, twisty roads that were a constant up and down. The last climb arrived 10 kilometers from home and the steep 18 percent gradient exploded the 11-man leading group as well as the pursuing peloton.
8 May 2016 - 18:15

Giro: Nizzolo rebounds to finish third in stage three

In Sunday's third stage the team focused early. Three teammates lined in front of Giacomo Nizzolo at the front of the peloton with still 30 kilometers to race - there would be no repeat of yesterday's stage two when Nizzolo missed out on the final sprint rom poor positioning in the final kilometers.
7 May 2016 - 18:30

Giro: Nizzolo 10th in stage two bunch sprint

The 190-kilometer stage two ended with the fastmen flexing their muscles in the first sprint battle of the 2016 Giro d'Italia. Giacomo Nizzolo never found an open door to position well in the final kilometers and settled for a disappointing 10th place while Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quick Step) continued his sprinting dominance to notch another victory.
6 May 2016 - 18:15

Gastroenteritis gets the best of Cancellara in Giro prologue

The 99th Giro d'Italia kicked off Friday with a 9.8-kilometer time trial in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The sunshine brought out throngs of people, lining the entire course held entirely in the city, and it made for a spectacular start. Despite the ideal conditions on a course tailored perfectly to Fabian Cancellara, gastroenteritis got the better of him leaving him 14 seconds slower in a time of 11:17.
1 May 2016 - 16:00

Bonifazio fourth in final Romandie stage

Niccolo Bonifazio fell short of the victory by meters as the day's escape group successfully held off the peloton to pinch the top three spots, leaving Bonifazio the best of the bunch, in fourth. A 10–man escape group led stage five for most of the 177 kilometers, until attacks pared it to four with around 15 kilometers remaining. The four worked together and managed to hold off the peloton breathing down their backs.
30 Apr 2016 - 18:45

Mollema shows hints of top form with 6th place in queen stage

The forecasted rain arrived for the final two big climbs of stage four in the Tour of Romandie creating a grueling finish to the queen stage, Saturday. Bauke Mollema arrived at the top of the final ascent with a select group of seven riders, and in the final three kilometers launched a few attacks as he tried valiantly to increase the lead to a group behind containing riders ahead of him in the general classification.
29 Apr 2016 - 18:30

Mollema keeps top GC in sight after stage three race against the clock

The 15.1-kilometer time trial at the Tour of Romandie tailored to those who can go uphill fast with a 3.7-kilometer climb tucked into its short parcours. Bauke Mollema, who sat 9th overall going into the stage three race against the clock, finished in a time of 21:10, 49 seconds behind stage winner Thibaut Pinot ( Although he dropped two spots to 11th in the classification, the effort was enough to keep him in contention for a top GC result ahead of the queen stage, Saturday.
28 Apr 2016 - 18:30

Mollema climbs into 9th GC in tough stage 2

Bauke Mollema dug deep in the final kilometer and latched back onto the chasing group that finished 26 seconds behind Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in stage two of the Tour of Romandie, Thursday. In the two-up sprint, Zakarin bolted around Quintana for the win but was later relegated for an illegal sprint, handing the victory to Quintana.