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Giro Rosa - Stage 3 Vos takes the stage on a dramatic day

giro rosa logo thumbJuly 3rd, 13. After two second place finishes, overall race leader Marianne Vos finally took her maiden stage win of this year’s Giro Rosa ahead of Tibco-To The Top rider Claudia Hausler and MCipollini-Giordana’s Tatiana Guderzo.

 
Tour of Austria stage 2 Bennett getting better and better

bennett giro thumbJuly 2nd, 13. While most of us get caught up in Tour de France frenzy the rest of the cycling doesn’t go into hibernation by any means.  Even now Jesse Sergent and George Bennett are in the midst of the eight-day Tour of Austria.

 
Trek Stories: RadioShack Leopard Trek

June 29th, 13. Trek Stories: RadioShack Leopard Trek.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 9 Double victory for Costa

June 17th, 13. Hats off to BMC's Mathias Frank who held the lead in the Tour de Suisse for so long, but in the end there was nothing he or anyone else could do to stop Movistar's Rui Costa from winning the final time trial stage of the Tour de Suisse and taking the final leader's jersey of the last World Tour race before the Tour de France.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 8 Sagan’s second sprint success

June 16th, 13. Before the stage it was a day that really could go either way, to the breakaway specialists or the sprinters; but in the end there was nothing anyone could do to stop Peter Sagan from taking stage win number 2.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 7 Costa wins on mountain stage

June 15th, 13. At the end of the hardest day of climbing in the Tour de Suisse, Movistar’s Rui Costa sprinted to victory ahead of stage 2 winner Bauke Mollema of Blanco Pro Cycling and Tejay van Garderen of BMC Racing. 

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 6 Rast races to victory

rust finish thumbJune 14th, 13. The first day-long successful breakaway of this year’s Tour de Suisse ended with a Swiss stage winner, as RadioShack Leopard’s Gregory Rast took his first win of the season and his first World Tour win on a day where the peloton were quite happy to let the breakaway riders have their way.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 5 Kristoff is king in sprint finish

June 13th, 13. At the end of the 176.4km between Buochs and Leuggern it was Norway’s Alexander Kristoff of Katusha who had the legs in the sprint finish.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 4 Demare wins in Buochs

June 12th, 13.  At the end of the 161km between Innertkirchen and Buochs it was FDJ’s Arnaud Demare who had the legs and the speed to see off challenges from Matthew Goss of Orica GreenEdge and Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Sharp, to take his first stage win of this year’s race, and his fourth stage victory of the season.

 
Interview- Heinrich Haussler, IAM cycling team

heinrich profileJune 11th, 13. Roadcycling.co.nz co writer Ed Wright spent some time chatting to IAM cycling team rider Heinrich Haussler, winner Stage 5 of the 2013 UCI Eurpoean tour event, Bayern- Rundfahrt.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 3 Sagan seals seventh Swiss success

June 11th, 13. The other three members of the four-man breakaway must have been kicking themselves when they saw that Peter Sagan was in the move with them; and they had good reason to as well, with the 23-year old Cannondale rider seeing off the challenges of Rui Costa of Movistar, Roman Kreuziger of Saxo-Tinkoff and Mathias Frank of BMC Racing to take the stage win.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 2 Mollema takes summit finish

June 10th, 13It was a day for solo wins after Alessandro De Marchi’s win in the Criterium du Dauphine (see the roadcycling.co.nz stage 8 report) as Bauke Mollema of Blanco Pro Cycling took the second stage of the Tour de Suisse, 11seconds ahead of a small chase group, led home by Mathias Frank of BMC Racing and Thibaut Pinot of FDJ.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 8 De Marchi takes rain soaked stage

stage 8 thumbJune 10th, 13. The remaining riders had plenty to contend with on the final day of racing in the Criterium du Dauphine, including two major climbs, terrible wet racing conditions and a barrage of attacks from some of the race’s top names.

 
Tour de Suisse: Stage 1 Meyer wins opening time trial

June 9th, 13.  The Australian youngster Cameron Meyer took his first World Tour win of the year with victory in the opening prologue time trial of the Tour de Suisse.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 7 Sanchez sprints to win

June 9th, 13. After a series of close calls throughout the year, Samuel Sanchez of Euskaltel Euskadi finally recorded his first win of the season at the end of the 187.5km stage between Le Pont-de-Claix and Superdevoluy.

 
Criterium du Dauphine: Stage 6 Voeckler returns

volkler thumbJune 8th, 13.  It’s been a tough season for Europcar’s Thomas Voeckler.  The French defending king of the mountains has had an early season that many would wish to forget after a string of there-or-there-abouts results through the classics was rewarded by a broken collarbone in the Amstel Gold Race.

 
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