Team Victory Rankings

May 8, 2015

With the Giro starting tomorrow a quick chance to check the lie of the land across all teams with the victory rankings. After the busy month of April we’re now one third of the way through the season as measured by race days.

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The Giro’s Sprinters and Stage Winners

May 7, 2015

Covering the contenders for the Giro is like trying to preview the dessert course of a meal because the GC riders will be serving up their specialities late in the race, biding their time until the final week and the race’s final sweep across the Alps. Before then many will animate the race so here’s […]

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Who Will Win The Giro?

May 6, 2015

With Nairo Quintana out of the picture the 2015 Giro d’Italia is likely to feature Fabio Aru and Rigoberto Urán again but they’ll have to confront Alberto Contador and Richie Porte too. Four riders in search of a podium? It could be a Pirandello play but it’s the 2015 Giro d’italia.

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Astana Licence Reasoned Decision

May 6, 2015

The UCI have published the Licence Commission’s reasoned decision to let the Astana team ride on. It confirms last week’s speculation that whatever trouble the team was in was related to softer, cultural issues rather than anything dramatic.

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Old News: Bio Passport isn’t Watertight

May 4, 2015

News that the athlete bio-passport isn’t foolproof has been doing the rounds after France Télévision’s Stade 2 show took some athletes, “microdosed” them with EPO and their values didn’t ring alarm bells on the AMPU bio passport system. News? Actually no it’s been set out in academia since 2011 and in the same year Italian […]

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Tour de Romandie Wrap

May 4, 2015

Ilnur Zakarin won the Tour de Romandie, climbing faster than Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana on the mountain stage and were it not for a mechanical mishap he’d have out-ridden Tony Martin in a technical time trial too. The Russian was the surprise package of the race while the pre-Tour clash of Chris Froome, Nairo […]

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Let Rebellin Ride

May 2, 2015

With the Giro coming up in a week’s time who is the in-form Italian of the moment? Davide Rebellin is an obvious pick following his summit finish win in the Tour of Turkey earlier this week. His CCC-Sprandi team are riding the Giro and the Italian would make an obvious pick given his nationality, form, […]

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Giro Stage Guide

May 1, 2015

Here’s a list of all the Giro stages with their profiles and a summary preview. You’ll find the same and more on the dedicated Giro page at inrng.com/giro for the whole month.

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Astana’s Fall into the UCI Vacuum

April 30, 2015

Astana kept their World Tour licence after the UCI’s Licence Commission gave them the green light to ride on. The who, what and why remain a mystery for now as we wait the promised publication of the reasoned decision. Before that happens there are wider issues of communication and perception. Few understand how a team […]

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Giro iCal

April 29, 2015

10 days to go. Just as there’s a season-long calendar of all the major men’s and women’s races to download, here’s the stage by stage Giro ical for your phone or electronic diary ahead of this Saturday’s grande partenza in Sanremo. The calendar file has proved surprisingly popular for each grand tour. It lists each […]

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