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Tour de France 2013 The stages (part 1)

2013 map thumbJune 1st, 13. Paramount to the hopes of success for most of the general classification contenders is the route that Tour de France organizers opt to create.  While some races - particularly one-day races - like Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders and Milan-San Remo follow a similar set of roads by and large; stage races and grand tours typically chop and change every year.

 
2013, Bauer to start Criterium du Dauphine

course 2013 thumbMay 31st, 13. 2013 Criterium Du Dauphine Start list. This year we see Kiwi Garmin-Sharp rider Jack Bauer racing the Dauphine, an eight stage 1138km pre Tour de France build up.

 
Tour de France 2013 Welcome to Tour 100!

Brad yellow thumbMay 30th, 13.  In one month one of the biggest sporting events in the world will commence.  For some it is the culmination of months and years of preparation, endless miles spent on the roads of their home countries and of nations not their own.

 
Bayern-Rundfahrt: Stage 5 Haussler rules in the rain

May 27th, 13. While Adriano Malori of Lampre-Merida was able to celebrate overall victory in Bayern-Rundfahrt, the final stage victory belonged to Australian Heinrich Haussler of IAM Cycling.  It is Haussler’s first victory of the season after a number of high placed finishes.

 
Giro d’Italia: Stage 21 Cavendish takes the final.

May 27th, 13.  Hats go off to two men.  First, congratulations to Vincenzo Nibali, the Astana rider who has really dominated the Giro d’Italia for the most part, riding smartly and intelligently, with aggression when it mattered, and with awareness always; to take his first win in his home tour.  Secondly, congratulations to Mark Cavendish, the winner of the final stage of this year’s race from Riese Pio X - Brescia, and also now the only Brit to have won the points jersey in every one of the three Grand Tours on the calendar.

 
Giro d’Italia: stage 20 Nibali delivers the final blow

stage 20 thumbMay 26th, 13.  As dangerous as it technically always is to say that the Giro is now won, with just the flat stage to Brescia now remaining, barring a crash or monumental bad luck there is just no way that Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali can now lose his lead over his rivals.

 
Bayern-Rundfahrt: Stage 2 Impey edges out Ciolek

May 24th, 13.  Orica GreenEdge’s Daryl Impey edged out MTN-Qhubeka’s Gerald Ciolek to take the win at the end of stage two between Muhldorf and Veichtach.

 
Tour of Belgium: stage 2 Two out of two for Greipel

May 24th, 13.  Tom Boonen’s predictions about the course not being tough enough to prevent a bunch sprint came true.

 
Tour of Belgium: stage 1 Greipel reigns in Belgium

gripel thumbMay 23rd, 13.  It was a good day to be a Lotto Belisol rider, as their German fast man Andre Greipel stormed to the win of the first stage of the Tour of Belgium.

 
Giro d’Italia: Stage 17 Visconti makes it win number two

stage 17 finish thumbMay 23rd, 13. Ok so it’s official, the Spanish Movistar team appear to actually be living on cloud nine right now!

 
George Bennett on the first two weeks in Italy

radioshack presentations thumbMay 21st, 13. Kiwi RadioShack Leopard rider and one of three kiwis racing in the Giro d'Italia, George Bennett shares some thoughts with Roadcycling.co.nz on his form and his first two weeks in Italy.

 
Final Amgen Tour of California results

 

May 20th, 13. Final Amgen Tour of California results

 
Giro Stage 13, Cav does it again

cav stage 13 win thumbMay 18th, 13. Isolated with no teammates to lead him out, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma- Quickstep) showed once again why class always excels in a classic sprint finish to win the 13th stage of the Giro overnight.

 
100th career win for Cavendish

cav finish 12 thumbMay 17th, 13. Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma- Quickstep) continued his textbook sprint finishes over night on the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia.

 
Farrar wins stage 4 in California

May 16th, 13. Tyler Farrar (Garmin Sharp) has taken the sprint win in the Amgen Tour of California ahead of fellow America Ken Hanson (Optum) and Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma- Quickstep)

 
Tour of California, Stage 2 full results

stage 2 podium thumbMay 14th, 13. Stage 2 full results.

 
Full Tour of California results Stage one

May 13th, 13. Kiwi Jeremy Vennell heads the three NZ riders at the Amgen Tour of California.

 
Solo win on stage 9

stage 9 finish thumbMay 13th, 13. A solo attack in the last 50 km's paid dividends for Katusha rider Maxim Belkov as he braved the conditions and dangerous roads to win the stage by 44 seconds.

 
Full stage 7 results

May 11th, 13. Aussie Adam Hanson (Lotto Belisol) was the lone surviver of the breakaway group on stage seven, winning the stage by over one minite from Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani Valvole) and Danilo Di Luca (Vini Fantini).

 
Cavendish wins stage number two

May 10th, 13. It was stage win number two for Omega Pharma- Quick step sprinter Mark Cavendish overnight.

 
Tour de France 2013 The goals (part 2)

2013 map thumb May 31st, 13.  For those of you who know the Tour de France to be principally about four jerseys, the yellow, green, polka dot and white jerseys in one respect you would be absolutely right.  There are many distinctive jerseys in the greatest cycle race on earth and these four are the most coveted of the entire race.

 
Tour de France 2013 The goals (part 1)

Brad yellow thumbMay 30th, 13. The Tour de France is known for many things.  On any given day around the month of July you can find yourself noticing something new and spectacular about the race that is the focal point of the season for dozens of the world’s best cyclists.

 
Okoroire Mid Winter Fun Ride

okoroire fun ride thumbMay 28th, 13. The 15th running of this popular ride, a ride that is suitable for most cyclists, almost regardless of fitness.
Remember it starts and finishes at the OKOROIRE HOTEL so it can be a VERY social event.

 
Tour of Belgium: Stage 5 Sanchez solos to final stage win

May 27th, 13. Riding in his first race of the 2013 season Luis Leon Sanchez of Blanco Pro Cycling produced a remarkable display of strength in the final stage of the Tour of Belgium to take a solo stage win 27seconds ahead of a small group that contained the likes of Philippe Gilbert of BMC Racing and Andreas Kloden of RadioShack Leopard.

 
Tour of Belgium: Stage 4 Iglinskiy solos to win

May 26th, 13. Astana’s Maxim Iglinskiy succeeded where many others have failed, in upsetting the apple card for the sprinters, and taking a hard fought solo victory in stage 4 of the Tour of Belgium.

 
Giro d’Italia: Stage 19 STAGE CANCELLED

May 25th, 13.  It is certainly one of the most unusual occurrences in the Giro d’Italia, but it can scarcely have come as a surprise, that with the weather encountered by the riders over the course of the year eventually something was going to give.

 
Georgia Williams secures another 'Young riders' jersey

In jersey thumbMay 24th, 13. Young kiwi up and coming rider Georgia Williams as secured herself another 'young riders' jersey during the recently completed  Tour Languedoc Roussillon in France.

 
Giro d’Italia: stage 18 Nibali masters the mountain

Nabali stahe 18 thumbMay 24th, 13.  The mountain time trial from Mori to Polsa was supposed to see the big guns in an intense battle for the win, playing their best hands and seeing who would edge the others out for the win by a matter of seconds.  That was what was supposed to happen . . . . what actually happened was markedly different.

 
Bayern-Rundfahrt: Stage 1 Rasmussen on form in the opener

May 23rd, 13. The opening stage of the 5-stage Bayern-Rundfahrt in Germany saw Alex Rasmussen of Garmin-Sharp take a mass sprint finish ahead of Ben Swift of Team Sky Pro Cycling and Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle of Euskaltel Euskadi.

 
Giro d’Italia: stage 16 Intxausti on song for Movistar

stage 16 thumbMay 22nd, 13. Movistar’s fine run of form over the Giro d’Italia continued in stage 16 as they celebrated back-to-back stage victories courtesy of Benat Intxausti; former pink jersey holder in this year’s race.

 
Archbold wins stage 2, An Post Ras

stage win thimbMay 21st, 13. Kiwi Shane Archbold has won the second stage of the An Post tour in Ireland.

 
Giro d’Italia: stage 15 Visconti triumphs in the snow

stage 14 finish thumbMay 20th, 13. It may have been freezing cold and snowing at the top of one of cycling’s most revered summits, but it was a day to smile about for Movistar’s Giovanni Visconti, who took a brilliant solo stage win over 40 seconds ahead of AG2R La Mondiale’s Carlos Betancur and Przemyslaw Niemiec of Lampre-Merida.

 
Ol' master takes stage 5, Tour of California

May 17th, 13 The most experienced rider in the peloton Jens Voigt (RadioShack) show his class today attacking the breakaway bunch to win the 5th stage of the Amgen Tour of California.

 
Kiwi Jesse Sergent talks Giro d'Italia

jesse tt 2 thumbMay 16th, 13. Part of a three man Kiwi trio for the RadioShack Pro cycling team, Jesse Sergent talks to Roadcycling.co.nz about racing at this years Giro, and the build up to his big month in May.

 

 
Uran wins Stage 10

May 14th, 13. Sky take control but what damage has it done to pre race favorite Bradley Wiggins as he loses time on his rivals.

 
Final climb destroys the field in the Tour of California

May 14th, 13. The final climb over the Tram Way on the second stage of the Tour of California has destroyed the field, with an average gradient of 9% the riders were completely scattered.

 
Westra wins first stage of the Amgen Tour of California

May 13th, 13. Vacansoleil-DCM rider Lieuwe Westra has snatch the victory from the race stage favorite Peter Sagan (Cannondale) on the first stage of the Tour of California today.

 
Sergent performs in the ITT

ITT thumbMay 12th, 13. Kiwi RadioShack rider Jesse Sergent shows his time trialing style on the eighth stage of the Giro over night finishing with the top favorites in 15th place.

 
Tour of Toowoomba NRS report

Will walker thumbMay 10th, 13. Experienced Kiwi cyclist and coach Karl Murray heads a NZ team at the Tour of Toowoomba.

 
Benchmark Elite series round three start list

May 9th, 13. Full Round three Benchmark Elite series start list.

 
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