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May 16

Tom Dumoulin leads Giro d’Italia after brilliant stage 10 time trial

• Dutchman, riding for Team Sunweb, reels in Nairo Quintana on 39.8km stage
• Sky’s Geraint Thomas finishes second to close back on top 10

Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands took control of the Giro d’Italia with a supreme victory in the stage 10 time-trial.

The Team Sunweb rider Dumoulin resumed following Monday’s rest day in third place, 30 seconds behind the leader, Movistar’s Nairo Quintana, but the Dutchman overcame it with ease by winning the 39.8km time-trial from Foligno to Montefalco by 49 seconds from Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, taking the pink jersey in the process.

Related: The lesson of the Giro d’Italia? Don’t count your chickens before your race is run | Barbara Ellen

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/16/tom-dumoulin-leads-giro-ditalia-stage-10-time-trial

May 16

Team pulls Skujins out of Tour of California after heavy crash

Toms Skujins will sit out the rest of the Tour of California after suffering concussion in a heavy fall on Monday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39939952

May 16

Horse gate-crashes Donegal cycle race

The white horse jumped over a ditch and into the path of more than 100 riders.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/39932827

May 16

Victoria Williamson: Injured GB cyclist aims for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Cyclist Victoria Williamson says she is “pretty confident” she will be fit to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39933885

May 15

Thomas fit for Giro time trial after crash

Geraint Thomas is fit and ready for Tuesday’s time trial at the Giro d’Italia, following his crash on Sunday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39926830

May 15

Cyclefest 2017: Elliot Baxter and Carolyn Brown claim overall titles

Elliot Baxter and Carolyn Brown take the overall titles as Mark Christian wins the Grand Fondo at Isle of Man Cyclefest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39921293

May 15

Giro d’Italia 2017: Sky’s Geraint Thomas crashes on stage nine

Britain’s Geraint Thomas is taken down by a crash involving a police motorbike during stage nine of the 2017 Giro d’Italia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39920349

May 14

Thomas’ chances hit by crash as Quintana takes charge of Giro

Geraint Thomas’s Giro d’Italia hopes suffer a major blow as he is involved in a crash and loses five minutes to new leader Nairo Quintana.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39915940

May 14

Geraint Thomas’s Giro d’Italia hopes hit by crash as Nairo Quintana takes control

• Thomas one of several Team Sky riders in collision with police motorcycle
• Quintana takes stage nine win and pink jersey with attack on final climb

Nairo Quintana left several of his rivals behind on the final climb to win stage nine of the 2017 Giro d’Italia and take the overall leader’s pink jersey, but Geraint Thomas saw his general classification hopes dashed after a crash involving a police motorcycle.

Approaching the final ascent to Blockhaus, the Dutch rider Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb) clipped the motorcycle, which was stopped on the side of the road. The ensuing collision caused Thomas and Orica-Scott’s Adam Yates – second at the start of the day – to lose significant time on the new race leader. Thomas, who appeared to suffer a shoulder injury in the crash, finished the stage 5min 7sec behind Quintana.

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Most of @TeamSky, including @GeraintThomas86, are taken out by a police motorbike #Giro100 pic.twitter.com/iPJg7iXo4K

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/14/giro-d-italia-geraint-thomas-nairo-quintana

May 13

Don’t count your chickens before your race is run | Barbara Ellen

The cyclist who thought he had won stage five of the Giro d’Italia underlined the dangers of premature celebration

It would seem that premature celebration is a big problem. Last week’s victim was Slovenian cyclist Luka Pibernik who thought he’d won stage five of the Giro d’Italia.

Passing the finishing line, Pibernik held his arms aloft, in triumphant “woo hoo!” fashion, not realising (his radio was broken) that there was a whole lap to go. He was swiftly overtaken by a scrum of cyclists who weren’t handicapped by having their arms in the air. In the end, the Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria won and Pibernik came… Second? Third? Nope. Pibernik came 148th.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/14/danger-of-premature-celebration-giro-ditalia

May 13

Giro d’Italia: Gorka Izagirre wins stage eight amid drama for home riders

• Spanish rider beats Giovanni Visconti on uphill finish as Valerio Conti crashes
• Bob Jungels retains pink jersey and leads Geraint Thomas by six seconds

Spain’s Gorka Izagirre climbed to victory on an uphill finish to win the eighth stage of the Giro d’Italia as Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels retained the overall lead on Saturday.

Movistar rider Izagirre attacked from a group of four breakaway riders in the climb leading to the finish at Peschici and never looked back. Italian Giovanni Visconti (Bahrein-Merida) took second place, five seconds behind with Spaniard Luis León Sánchez (Astana) finishing third, 10 seconds off the pace. The fourth rider in the final group, Valerio Conti (UAE-Emirates) crashed going into a corner as Italy’s wait for a home stage winner in this year’s Giro went on.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/13/giro-d-italia-stage-eight-gorka-izagirre

May 13

Giro d’Italia 2017: Gorka Izagirre takes stage win as Bob Jungels retains lead

Gorka Izagirre claims stage eight victory as the Giro d’Italia overall classification stays the same with Geraint Thomas second.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39909064

May 12

Ewan claims first Giro stage win as Thomas stays second

Caleb Ewan holds off Fernando Gaviria to win stage seven of the Giro d’Italia, as Geraint Thomas remains six seconds off the overall lead.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39901565

May 12

Giro d’Italia: Caleb Ewan sprints to stage seven win as Bob Jungels holds lead

• Australian sprinter holds off rivals for welcome win after tough opening week
• Jungels stays six seconds clear of Geraint Thomas on comfortable day for GC

Caleb Ewan prevailed in a dramatic sprint finish to win the seventh stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia, beating Fernando Gaviria and Sam Bennett in a three-way battle along the twisting final straight in Alberobello.

The Australian Orica-Scott rider has endured bad luck and disappointment in the Giro’s opening week, but launched a bid for the stage win with 300m to go and held off Gaviria (Quick-Step), chasing his third stage victory this year, and Ireland’s Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) by half a wheel. Friday’s stage followed a largely flat 224km route across southern Italy, and was relatively comfortable for the peloton aside from the dramatic final stages.

Related: Giro d’Italia: Dillier wins stage six after 200km breakaway as Jungels keeps lead

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/12/giro-d-italia-stage-seven-caleb-ewan-report

May 11

Giro d’Italia 2017: Silvan Dillier pips Jasper Stuyven to stage victory

Silvan Dillier pips Jasper Stuyven to stage victory as Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels retains the overall lead at the Giro d’Italia.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39888772

May 11

Giro d’Italia: Dillier wins stage six after 200km breakaway as Jungels keeps lead

• Bob Jungels retains pink jersey by six seconds from Geraint Thomas
• Swiss rider takes stage after epic 200km breakaway

The Swiss rider Silvan Dillier won his maiden grand tour stage after holding off Jasper Stuyven in an uphill sprint to the line after an epic 200km breakaway on day six.

Related: Giro d’Italia: Fernando Gaviria sprints to stage five win as Jungels keeps lead

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/11/silvan-dillier-wins-giro-ditalia-stage-six-jungels-leads

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