L’Aquila: Pello Bilbao shook off the other survivors of a long breakaway in the final kilometre into L’Aquila to win Friday’s seventh stage as UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti held on to top spot of the overall leaderboard at the Giro d’Italia.
The victory lifted the Spanish Astana
Osama Al Shafar, President of the Asian Cycling Confederation and UAE Cycling Federation, has hailed the impact of the NAS Cycling Challenge in the growth of the sport in the country. A part of the Nad al Sheba Sports Tournament since the first year, the two-night 7th NAS Cycling Challenge came to a close on Saturday night
Santa Maria di Sala: Italy’s Damiano Cima of the Nippo team snatched victory with a sprint finish, holding off a late charge in Thursday’s 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia as Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz tightened his grip on the leader’s pink jersey with three days left. Cima had been part of a long range breakaway and edged Germany’s Pascal Ackermann, who headed up the charging peloton, on the line after nearly five hours in the saddle,
Italy’s Cesare Benedetti won Thursday’s 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia at Pinerolo in the Italian Alps ahead of compatriot Damiano Caruso. Slovenian Jan Polanc took the overall lead. It was the first win for 31-year-old Bora rider Benedetti who led a long break-away group in the first mountain stage after the 158km run from Cuneo.
The Russian thereby climbs to third in the overall standings, which is where the now 29-year-old finished on the 2017 Giro.
ABU DHABI: The UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy continues to inspire future cycling champions, with hundreds turning out at Yas Marina Circuit to celebrate the success of the team’s latest cycling initiative. Over 120 youngsters took part in the UAE Team Emirates Youth Academy Open Day
DUBAI: The organising committee of the UAE Tour, the only UCI World Tour cycle race in the Middle East, met recently to adopt the final report on the inaugural edition of the Tour, which was held from Feb.24 to March 3. All 18 UCI World Teams took part in the 2019 UAE Tour, which was a first for Asia, and the race
Richard Carapaz became the pride of Ecuador on Sunday after becoming the country’s first cyclist to win the Giro d’Italia, in a journey that has taken him from riding a bicycle without tyres in his native Andes to seeing off all-comers in the Alps and Dolomites of northern Italy.
Alexander Kristoff has triumphed on home soil after winning both the General Classification and the points jersey at the Tour of Norway 2019.
Limburg: Just as the excitement from the first Grand Tour of the year subsides, the riders of UAE Team Emirates are back in action with their Emirati talisman at the helm. The long weekend of racing begins on June 7 as Yousif Mirza heads up a five-man outfit for the second edition of the Hammer Series – this time in the Dutch city