Tom Dumoulin (NED) has been forced to abandon the Giro d’Italia on today’s stage 11, as he has been suffering from complications from saddle sores.
Also this year, the Granfondo Stevio Santini decided to provide 100 additional numbers to support the campaign European Alpine Programme of the WWF for the protection of the wolf. On 5 June participants in the historic cycling race will thus be 3100.
Race leader going into stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California, Peter Sagan was to lose his yellow jersey by the end of the day after two riders from the early breakaway managed to stay clear and take the stage honours as well as the overall race lead. Behind these two, Peter put in a strong finish to take fourth on the stage, swapping the GC leader’s jersey for that of the points classification.
Day-long Breakaway Effort Moves Huffman Into Second Overall at Amgen Tour of California
The team Wanty-Groupe Gobert got its third victory of the season. Jérôme Baugnies won the third stage of the Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour (2.2). The success of the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team was complete when Marco Minnaard mounted the second step of the podium. Jérôme Baugnies climbs to the second stage in the general classification.
Team Giant-Alpecin is pleased to announce that Simon Geschke (GER) has renewed his contract with the team. The agreement extends his commitment for another two years, until the end of 2018.
Team Giant-Alpecin announces the retirement of Caleb Fairly (USA) from professional racing with this year’s Amgen Tour of California being the last race of his 10-year career. Fairly has played an integral role in helping and supporting the team throughout the races in order to achieve success.
The wet Tuscanian roads conditioned the Chianti’s time trial, a stage that closed the first week of the Giro d’Italia for Wilier – Southeast.
The eight stage of Giro d’Italia didn’t have a sweet flavour for Wilier – Southeast that doesn’t put any rider in the breakaway in the day where the breakaway reaches the finish line.
Daniel Felipe Martinez, the youngest rider of the Giro d’Italia, has shown his qualities getting inside the six men breakaway that characterized the 7th stage.