CUNEO, Italy (AP) — Romain Bardet pulled out of the Giro d’Italia due to a stomach bug on Friday before French cyclist Arnaud Démare claimed his third victory in this year’s race.
Bardet, who was among the overall title favorites and lying fourth overall, climbed off his bike about a third of the way into the 13th stage and got into a Team DSM car.
JESI, Italy (AP) — It’s been a season of firsts for Biniam Girmay, and the Eritrean rider added a stage victory in the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday in his first Grand Tour to raise the profile of African cycling.
BLOCKHAUS, Italy (AP) — Australian cyclist Jai Hindley won the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia atop the fearsome Blockhaus on Sunday but Juan Pedro López managed to keep hold of the leader’s pink jersey after the race’s toughest leg.
PICO VILLUERCAS, Spain (AP) — Four years later, Romain Bardet can again savor a win at a Grand Tour.
The 30-year-old rider ended his wait on Saturday when he won the mountainous 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta.
PARIS (AP) — "Now or Never."
That was the headline running across the front page of France's biggest-selling sports newspaper L'Equipe three weeks ago, amid nationwide hopes that a homegrown rider could finally win the Tour de France...