The Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won in a bunch sprint the 159km Pedara-Messina fifth stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) and Sam Bennett (Bora – Hansgrohe) finished second and third. It is Gaviria’s second stage win this year after taking Sunday’s Stage 3.
It’s the Giro of the first timers. Fernando Gaviria claimed his first stage victory at the Corsa Rosa after Lukas Pöstleberger won in Olbia on his Grand Tour debut and André Greipel took his first Maglia Rosa in Tortolì. But it wasn’t a bunch sprint finish in Cagliari.
The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia and all its riders were presented today in Alghero in front of a huge crowd. The Astana team were first on stage to remember Michele Scarponi with his team mate Fabio Aru leading the honours in his very own Sardinia.
Four nations won gold medals on Thursday, the second day of the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships presented by Tissot, held at the Hong Kong Velodrome, located in the Tseung Kwan O Sports Grounds. Australia, Poland, Malaysia and the USA all took their first titles at these championships.
After winning the Circuit Het Nieuwsblad, the GP E3 and Gent-Wevelgem, Greg Van Avermaet only had to claim a monument to cap off a great Spring classic campaign. He overcame a mechanical with just over 100km to go to make his way to the great success that was missing in his career, beating Zdenek Stybar and Sebastian Langeveld in a sprint finish.
The 115th edition of Paris-Roubaix will be the last for four-time winner Tom Boonen who will have to create a small miracle to hang up his helmet on a victory, because fellow Belgian Greg van Avermaet is the pre-race favourite.
After an amazing time in Queenstown New Zealand, the UR Team flew to Rotorua for the first major international event of the season: Crankworx!
Four years as an Enduro World Series team and chasing its fourth consecutive world champion title, Yeti Fox Factory Team continues to defy odds and expectations. Led by two-time EWS Champion, Richie Rude the 22-year-old junior downhill racer turned Enduro phenom, will enter the 2017 season pursuing his third consecutive Enduro World Championship title. Rude will be joined by Cody Kelley who will be entering his second year on the team. Both riders will focus on the EWS international race circuit.
Yas Marina Circuit, 26 February 2017 – Caleb Ewen avenged the embarrassment of his stage two defeat at Al Marina by cruising to victory on the Yas Marina circuit on the final day of the Abu Dhabi Tour - and this time delaying his celebration until after the finish-line.
Josh Bender’s old school tricks may seem a thing of the past, but a new generation of freeriders are daring to perform extreme tricks in competitive events.