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Giro d’Italia

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Biniam Girmay’s historic cycling triumph mirrors Africa’s growing pedalling prowess

        By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     When 24-year-old Eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay crossed the finish line first in the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Monday, July 1, it was a resounding testament to the growing prowess of African cyclists on the world stage. Girmay who cycles for Intermarche Wanty, a French cycling club, scooped the historical win becoming the first black […]

todayJuly 8, 2024 36


Peerless Pogacar wins Giro d’Italia, next stop Tour de France

    Tadej Pogacar won the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, crossing the finish line in Rome in glorious sunshine and with the biggest winning margin in almost six decades. The 25-year-old UAE Emirates rider won six of the 21 stages on the 3,400km tour that began in Turin, finishing 9min 56sec ahead of Colombia's Daniel Martinez of Bora while Geraint Thomas of Ineos was 10min 24sec off the winning pace […]

todayMay 27, 2024 4


Merlier sprints to Giro stage 18 win as Pogacar keeps lead

  Tim Merlier won the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday in a messy bunch sprint as Tadej Pogacar held his massive lead on a quiet day for the champion-in-waiting. Belgian Merlier pipped local hero Jonathan Milan over the line in Padova after 178 kilometres of riding to claim his second victory in this year's Giro. The Soudal-Quick Step rider had to hold off Milan in the final […]

todayMay 24, 2024 5


Rookie Steinhauser wins breakaway while Pogacar consolidates Giro lead

  German rookie Georg Steinhauser won the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as Tadej Pogacar strengthened his huge lead at the top of the overall standings. The 22-year-old EF rider who escaped on a solo mountain romp is the nephew of former Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana champion Jan Ullrich. He was also notably third over the line on the challenging Queen stage on Sunday. […]

todayMay 23, 2024 6


Stage 9 winner Kooij pulls out of Giro d’Italia

      Two days after taking the most important win of his career, Dutch rider Olav Kooij has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia because of illness, his team Visma announced on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Visma rider took his first grand tour stage win in the sprint on Sunday, ambushing Lidl-Trek rider Jonathan Milan on the line with a bike throw. However, after Monday's rest day, he has now […]

todayMay 14, 2024 3


Pogacar to do the Giro d’Italia

Tadej Pogacar will race the Giro d'Italia for the first time in his career in 2024, the double Tour de France champion announced on Sunday.In a video published on social media by the organisers of the Italian Grand Tour, Pogacar is shown landing at Milan's Linate airport and saying "let's go" after stepping into a taxi.UAE rider Pogacar, 25, will complete his collection of Grand Tours after also competing in […]

todayDecember 18, 2023