Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 6 – Demare doubles up, Lopez stays in pink

Cycling fans, one and all, stand up and give yourself a jolly good pat on the back for making it through to the end of Stage 6 of this year’s Giro D’Italia. A long, painful, uneventful affair ultimately saw Arnaud Demare double up the stage wins, all the while tightening his grip on the maglia ciclamino. In a horribly frantic final kilometre, in which frankly it was a miracle there were no crashes, the best of the best sprinters went to battle for the day’s honours. Lotto Soudal’s Caleb Ewan lost out to Demare by truly the finest of margins (see our 50-slide powerpoint presentation on the camera angles being wrong later), and Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) rounded out the podium with his first ever(!) third place finish at the Italian Grand Tour. No change in the jerseys or the GC.
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VeloVoices Awards 2016: Heartbreaking Moment of the Year

With every spinetingler, there must be an equal and opposite heartbreaker. This new category is for the riders who gave everything and got pipped at the post. Who made one small mistake and lost the big prize. Who ended the race with that stricken look on their face. Their time has come …
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Il Lombardia 2016: Chaves swipes the sprint in season’s final Monument

One man had a smile as big as the sun, one had tears streaming down his face, the third just gritted his teeth. It was the Race of the Falling Leaves, the last Monument of the season and Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) let Diego Rosa (Astana) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) think it was between the two of them before he came screeching up the left hand side to take the Il Lombardia victory in a three-man sprint. A great finish for the little kangaroo’s great season.  Continue reading