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Plaza rues missed opportunity at Prato Nevoso

Ruben Plaza (Israel Cycling Academy) threw everything he had at the Giro d’Italia‘s 18th stage on Thursday, infiltrating the day’s main breakaway and then surviving to be among the final three fighting for victory on the summit finish at the Prato Nevoso ski resort. The 38-year-old Spaniard came up just short of adding a Giro […]

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Giro d’Italia stage 19: The hardest part is still to come

As the Giro d’Italia gruppo pedalled towards Prato Nevoso on Thursday afternoon, the eye will have been drawn by the snow-capped peaks that loomed imposingly on the horizon beyond the day’s finishing climb. They seemed to serve as a tacit reminder: no matter what happens here, the hardest part is still to come. In the […]

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Pozzovivo’s confidence grows as Giro d’Italia’s big mountain stages loom large

Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) coughed hard and deep as he tried to recover from his huge effort to finish with Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) on the Prato Nevoso finish at the end of the Giro d’Italia’s stage 18, but he was happy to have gained a few seconds on Simon Yates […]

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Tom Dumoulin: I thought, ‘That’s nice, finally a moment of weakness’

For two weeks, Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and the Giro d’Italia gruppo had laboured under the growing impression that Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) simply could not be defeated when the road climbed. For two weeks, on every manner of mountain and hill that Italy has to offer, the maglia rosa was impassive of face and light […]

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Chris Froome: The race is still on

Chris Froome was forced to ride on the defensive for much of the Giro d’Italia after his crash before the opening time trial in Jerusalem, but the Team Sky leader appeared to be back to his Grand Tour best on the fast climb to Prato Nevoso at the end of stage 18, gaining 28 seconds […]