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Nibali, Too Good To Be True?

Astana rider Vincenzo Nibali was still in Yellow at the end of stage 3 into London.

Fans all over the world have watched with amazement, and incredulity as the Italian Vincenzo Nibali has pushed past all his competitors to assert his dominance. The “Shark of Messina’s” last minute surge to the top of the Hautacam was just too much for some.

Nibali Nails Hautacam, Frenchmen Edge out Valverde

Vincenzo NIbali nailed the Hautacam and now leads the Tour de France 2014 by more than 7 minutes.

Italian Vincenzo Nibali put an indelible stamp on the climb up the highest reaches of the Hautacam in the Pyrenees today, stealing the win from all of his competitors and establishing a practically unbeatable advantage of 7 minutes and 10 seconds over the second runner up.

Nibali Nails Stage 13, French in top Six

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Vincenzo Nibali showed the Tour who was boss today by meeting a challenge mounted by Alejandro Valverde, and taking more time in his overall lead as he crested the out of category mountain, the Chamrousse ahead of his attackers.

With Contador Out Nibali Ponders Winning Tour

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“This was the hardest stage I’ve ever done in a Grand Tour, with seven climbs and so many crashes,” said Nibali who blamed rain and fog for making a hard race harder…”Shall I win the Tour, it’ll be difficult to say I win because Chris Froome and Contador have crashed. I already had a good lead and I was ready to fight in a big duel with Alberto. Crashes are part of the sport. I’ve crashed myself many times in the past as well. It’s a pity that the Tour has lost two major protagonists. I hope it’s not too bad for Alberto. I wish him the best.”

Selling Bike Tours for a Living

Here’s an ideal job we found in Outdoor Jobs–for the touring cyclist at heart. It’s creating sales for bike tours in Italy, and you may have the chance to tour with them as well. The only catch–when you tour with…

Santambrogio Tests Positive for EPO

Italian rider Mauro Santambrogio of the Vini Fantini-Selle Italia team has returned an adverse analytical finding for EPO from an anti-doping test carried on the opening day of the Giro d’Italia, said the International Cycling Union, UCI. Danilo Di Luca had…

Giro D’Italia TV Schedule Worldwide

TV SCHEDULE UNITED STATES:The Giro d’Italia starts May 4, and will be broadcast starting at 9:45 AM on beIN Sport US. Last year, the Giro was won by by Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal of Garmin-Barracuda, becoming the first Canadian rider to win a Grand Tour event and…

UCI Professional Race Tour Schedule

Below is the schedule for all the big European professional bike races this year, all of them held under the auspices of the International Cycling Union (UCI). Tourists and fans are allowed to travel to parts of these races and…

Lemond in Bid for Top UCI Post

Greg Lemond, the man who was the first American to win multiple Tour de France races says he is vying for the top post at the International Cycling Union. In an interview with French newspaper Le Monde about whether he was prepared to…

Ferrari and Cadel Evans Linked

Cadel Evans, 2011 Tour de France winner is alleged to have consulted Dr. Michele Ferrari, the now tainted doctor in the doping allegation scandals rocking the world cycling scene. The consultation is alleged to have taken place in 2000, and…

Tour de France 2012 Predictions

By Jen Benepe, June 30, 2012 This year’s Tour de France starts today, and the biggest buzz surrounds predictions about who will win. With favorites Andy Schleck out with a broken pelvis and planning for competition in the Olympics, and…

Ryder Hesjedal, and the Garmin-Barracuda Misfits

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, the winner of the Giro d’Italia last week showed the world that it can be done without doping. Hesjedal’s team, Garmin-Barracuda which was started by Jonathan Vaughters, prides itself on its anti-doping stance, according to an article…

Australian Cyclist Killed While Training in Italy

Carly Hibberd was involved in a fatal crash while training in Italy yesterday. The 26-year-old from Sherwood in Queensland was on a training ride north of Milan on Wednesday morning Italian time when she was struck by a car. Emergency…