Category Archive: Giro d' Italia 2005

Rougher terrain, new leaders in Giro d' Italia

After the favorites battled on the steep slopes of the Dolomites on Thursday, two emerged as the bicycle racers to beat in the Giro d' Italia.
Discovery Channel Pro Cycing Team's Paolo Savoldelli won the stage atop Zolto Alto by a hair over Ivan Basso, who unmercifully drove the other riders into the ground on the last two major climbs.

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Tire width marks winner at Giro d' Italia

What's Italian for deja vu?

Once again, Alessandro Petacchi's team led the sprinter into the last mile of Wednesday's stage, only to see him taken at the finish line by Australian Robbie McEwen.

It's the third stage win by sprinter McEwen, riding for Davitaman-Lotto. This time he jumped with Pettachi about 200 yards out and won by the width of a tire, according to live race …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/18/tire-width-marks-winner-at-giro-d-italia/

Petacchi wins sprint in Giro d' Italia, finally

Alessandro Petacchi, known as the Ale-Jet in the peloton, won his first stage in the Giro d' Italia Monday.
With a late lead out by the Fassa Bortolo team with about 1 mile to go, Petacchi battled earlier Giro winners Paolo Bettini and Robbie McEwen as well as accomplished sprinters Aurelien Clerc and Erik Zabel, according to CyclingNews.
Petacchi won …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/16/petacchi-wins-sprint-in-giro-d-italia-finally/

American wins Giro d' Italia time trial

US rider David Zabriskie, riding for Team CSC, won Sunday's individual time trial at the Giro d' Italia.
You can add the name of this 25-year-old to the list of bicycle racers who could one day fill the shoes left by the expected retirement of Lance Armstrong after the Tour de France.
New to CSC this year, Zabriskie came from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/15/american-wins-giro-d-italia-time-trial/

New cast members at Giro d' Italia stage finish line

There were some new characters crossing among the leaders at the finish line of the Giro d' Italia today. You can credit an early breakaway and the steep climb up Sammome'.

The new, Spanish rider Koldo Gil Perez of Liberty Seguros. He won the stage after joining a breakaway early …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/14/new-cast-members-at-giro-d-italia-stage-finish-line/

Unlucky Petacchi; Bettini back in the pink at Giro d' Italia

This is not the year for Alessandro Petacchi, who won nine stages at last year's Giro d' Italia.
The Ale-Jet has been hosed at the line a couple of times earlier this week after brilliant lead-outs by his Fassa Bortolo team, and on Friday his team drove into the barricades rounding a turn on the final lap, leaving several on the ground and Petacchi virtually alone in the peloton.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/13/unlucky-petacchi-bettini-back-in-the-pink-at-giro-d-italia/

Bitter Bettini gives up lead in Giro d' Italia

Italian bicycle racer Paolo Bettini must have been looking for revenge Thursday at the 138-mile stage 5 in the Giro d' Italia.
Although he left Celano as the race leader, he was still smarting after judges stripped him of a stage victory Wednesday for forcing Australian rider Baden Cooke to crash into the barriers at the finish.
So Bettini pulled …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/12/bitter-bettini-gives-up-lead-in-giro-d-italia/

Crash, dispute at Giro d' Italia finish line

A tight sprint finish, a crash, a disqualification … all in a day's work at the Giro d' Italia bicycle race.

Wednesday's stage covered a flat 136 miles between Giffoni Valle Piana and Frosinone. The peloton suffered a couple of crashes out on the course, but it was the finish that created the controversy.

The sprinters had gone to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/11/crash-dispute-at-giro-d-italia-finish-line/

Italian bicycle racers rule at Giro d' Italia

The Americans did well at the Tour of Georgia bicycle race, so it stands to reason the Italians would prosper at the Giro d' Italia this week.

Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi) pulled a sprint win from defending Giro champion Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Cafitta) in Tuesday's stage.

The finish in the 130-mile stage along the western coast of Italy between Diamante and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/10/italian-bicycle-racers-rule-at-giro-d-italia/

McEwen wins Monday stage and leads Giro d' Italia

Sprinters rule again at the Giro d'Italia bicycle race on Monday as Aussie Robbie McEwen wins the stage and takes the pink jersey for the overall lead.

Alessandro Petacchi, whose Fassa Bortolo team has tried to set up the peloton for him in last mile or so the past two days, is boxed out at the finish and comes in fourth.

The second stage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/09/mcewen-wins-monday-stage-and-leads-giro-d-italia/

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