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Cycling: Giro d’Italia Gets Going in Belfast

May 9, 2014

Today marks the first stage of the 97th edition of Giro d’Italia 2014. Following tradition, the race will start outside Italy. But, this is the first year the Grande Partenza (Big Start) will start outside Europe with Belfast as the departure point. The endpoint on June 1st will be in Trieste. The route covers over…

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Cycling: Canadian Cyclist Admits to Doping

November 1, 2013

Ryder Hesjedal, the first Canadian to clinch a Grand Tour cycling title, has joined Lance Armstrong in becoming yet another accomplished cyclist who succumbed to performance-enhancing drugs. Hesjedal, who won the 2012 Giro d’Italia, confessed Wednesday that he chose “the wrong path” more than 10 years ago. The admission comes on the heels of a…

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Cycling: Horner Makes History at Tour of Spain

September 16, 2013

History was made not once but twice yesterday at the Tour of Spain. American Christopher Horner became the first North American cyclist to win the coveted, three-week race, but at 41, he’s now the oldest rider in history to win a grand tour race to boot. The 21st and final stage of the Vuelta a…

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Cycling: Aussie Speeds through Spanish Vuelta

August 28, 2013

Australian Michael Matthews riding for Orica-GreenEdge won the fifth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday. He sprinted in front of a crowd at Zamora, after four hours, 28 minutes, and 22 seconds, and 1743 km. Maximilano Richeze of Argentina and Gianni Meersman of Belgium followed just behind. Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy kept…

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Cycling: Vuelta España Preview

August 23, 2013

The 2013 Vuelta a España begins in Galicia on August 24 with a team time trial. After five days in Galicia, the three week tour will then continue counter-clockwise around Spain through Castilla y Leon, Extremadura, Andalucia, Aragon, Cataluña, La Rioja, Cantabria and Asturias, before finishing in Madrid September 15. The tour will also include…

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