Tour de France: Viviani storms bunch sprint to win Stage 4
NANCY, France (AP) — Elia Viviani had left the Giro d'Italia utterly disappointed.
Two months later, the Italian rider left bitterness and his sprinting rivals in his wake to claim his first...
PARIS (AP) — Former world champion Philippe Gilbert has been left off his team's squad for the Tour de France, a year after crashing out of the three-week race.
MODENA, Italy (AP) — Arnaud Demare of France sprinted to victory after a crash affected the end of the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti kept the...
PESARO, Italy (AP) — Caleb Ewan of Australia sprinted to victory on the eighth and longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Italian cyclist Valerio Conti remained the overall...
ORBETELLO, Italy (AP) — Elia Viviani was stripped of winning the third stage at the Giro d'Italia on Monday.
Viviani was ruled by the race jury to have deviated from his line in the final...
FUCECCHIO, Italy (AP) — Pascal Ackermann of Germany sprinted to victory at the end of the second stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic remained overall...
Viviania wins 1st stage of Tour Down Under
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Italy's Elia Viviani slipped through a tiny gap near the finish line to win the first stage of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday as riders faced the dual challenge of extreme heat and strong winds.
Viviani was tucked back in the peloton, behind triple world champion Peter Sagan, as riders raced towards the finish of the 129-kilometer stage at Port Adelaide.
Viviani wins another Vuelta stage, Yates keeps overall lead
BERMILLO DE SAYAGO, Spain (AP) — Italian rider Elia Viviani won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Tuesday, while Simon Yates retained the leader's red jersey despite a punctured tire.
Viviani, who also won the third stage, outsprinted Peter Sagan in the final meters to comfortably win the 177-kilometer (110-mile) flat 10th stage from Salamanca to Bermillo de Sayago.
Viviani wins Vuelta stage, Kwiatkowski keeps overall lead
ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE, Spain (AP) — Italian rider Elia Viviani won the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday, with Michal Kwiatkowski keeping the leader's red jersey ahead of Alejandro Valverde.
Viviani dominated the final sprint and beat countryman Giacomo Nizzolo and Peter Sagan of Slovakia to the line in a stage that produced no major changes in the overall standings.
NERVESA DELLA BATTAGLIA, Italy (AP) — Elia Viviani made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia on the 13th stage, while Simon Yates remained in the overall lead on Friday as the race heads into the mountains.
The Italian rider won a bunch sprint at the end of the mainly flat 180-kilometer (112-mile) leg from Ferrara to Nervesa della Battaglia for his first victory in Italy after two wins in Israel at the start.
Sam Bennett, also seeking a third victory, was second ahead of Danny van Poppel.
PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) — Sam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, while British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead as the race went over to the Italian mainland on Friday.
Bennett was the last to launch his sprint but the Irish rider managed to edge out Elia Viviani — who won two of the opening three stages — and claim his first win in a Grand Tour.
Viviani wins 3rd stage as Giro bids farewell to Israel
EILAT, Israel (AP) — Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia on Sunday for his second bunch sprint finish victory in as many days as the Grand Tour race bid farewell to its historic start in Israel.
Dennis nabs Giro pink jersey, Viviani takes 2nd stage
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A day after his opening stage lead slipped away to Giro d'Italia defending champion Tom Dumoulin — the last of the 175 riders in the individual time trial — Rohan Dennis got a measure of revenge by taking the pink jersey on Saturday.
Elia Viviani won the second stage in less than four hours, nudging past Italian countryman Jakub Mareczko in a bunch sprint finish to cap the 167-kilometer (104-mile) leg down the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Tel Aviv.
GENT, Belgium (AP) — Peter Sagan came out on top of a bunched sprint to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic for the third time on Sunday.
The Slovakian rider attacked on the left of the group and had enough of a margin to hold off Elia Viviani. The Italian rider caught Frenchman Arnaud Demare near the line, pushing Demare down to third.
When Viviani's attempt to catch Sagan came up short, he banged his handlebars in frustration.
VIERZON, France (AP) — Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands overpowered his fellow sprinters in the final section to win the second stage of the Paris-Nice on Monday.
The Lotto-Jumbo rider claimed his first stage victory in the weeklong race ahead of Elia Viviani of Italy. Andre Greipel of Germany completed the podium in the town of Vierzon.
French rider Andre Demare, who won the first stage, finished fifth and kept the leader's jersey, with a seven-second lead over Gorka Izagirre of Spain.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcel Kittel's only previous attempt at the Tour of California ended early, when a bout of knee inflammation forced the German sprinter to withdraw.
This year's showing is already off to a much better start.
Kittel took advantage of a textbook lead-out from his Quick-Step Floors teammates to hold off Peter Sagan and Elia Viviani and win the opening stage in downtown Sacramento on Sunday.
Sagan wins 3rd stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, Dennis leads
MONTALTO DI CASTRO, Italy (AP) — World champion Peter Sagan sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, and Rohan Dennis moved into the overall lead on Friday.
Sagan powered past Elia Viviani with about 250 meters to go and beat the Italian by a bike length.
Jurgen Roelandts was third in the bunch sprint at the end of the 204-kilometer (127-mile) route from Monterotondo Marittimo to Montalto di Castro.