Arnaud Demare Gets Fourth Win In Stage 11 At Giro d'Italia

Arnaud Demare 2020 Giro d'Italia Stage 11

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Frenchman Arnaud Demare powered to his fourth victory in this year's Giro d'Italia, winning a frenetic stage 11 finish in the seaside town of Rimini on Wednesday.

Join Pro to watch the 2020 Giro d'Italia live and on-demand

The Groupama-FDJ rider crossed the line just ahead of Tuesday's stage winner, Slovak Peter Sagan, with Colombian Alvaro Hodeg third after the 182km run north along the Adriatic coastline from Porto Sant'Elpidio.

"Coming to the Giro I didn't think I'd get four stage wins. Hats off to my team mates!" said Demare, who now has 75 career wins, including 14 this season.

Demare, 29, becomes the first French rider since 1982 Giro winner Bernard Hinault to claim four stages on the same race. The victory gives him five in total on the Giro, after one last year.

Portugal's Joao Almeida of Deceuninck finished in the leading group, to keep the overall leader's pink jersey with a 34-second advantage on Team Sunweb's Dutch rider Wilco Kelderman.

"The first part of the stage was fairly quiet, then a frenetic finish with many teams who wanted to race in the front," said Almeida.

A five-rider breakaway formed after leaving Porto Sant'Elpidio with the last man Belgian Sander Armee not caught until the final 6km.

"The youngsters of the team have done an enormous work to bring Sander Armee back," said Demare.

"My three lead-out men delivered me in a perfect position and I felt a lot of strength in my legs to launch my sprint."

Thursday's 12th stage covers 204km around Cesenatico, the hometown of Italian cycling great Marco Pantani, who died in 2004, with five climbs in the Romagna hinterland.

"Tomorrow is a very undulating stage, there will be some attacks, but we will be prepared," said Almeida.

Vuelta Rest Day Coronavirus Tests All Negative

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

All the riders and support staff on the Vuelta a Espana were negative in the Covid-19 tests carried out on Monday, the first rest day of the three week race, organisers said on Tuesday.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Tao Geoghegan Hart Gets First Grand Tour Win At Giro

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart won the 2020 Giro d'Italia

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart won the Giro d'Italia on Sunday to claim his first Grand Tour win just 39 seconds ahead of Australian Jai Hindley as the three-week race went down to the wire in the 21st and final stage time-trial.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Richard Carapaz Moves Into Overall Lead After Stage 6 At Vuelta

2020 Vuelta Richard Carapaz Stage 6

Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz claimed the Vuelta a Espana overall lead after Spaniard Ion Izagirre won Sunday's sixth stage.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Tim Wellens Feels 'Super Good' After Winning Vuelta Stage 5

Tim Wellens Wins Stage 5

Belgian rider Tim Wellens out-sprinted Frenchman Guillaume Martin to take the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday, as defending champion Primoz Roglic finished fourth to retain the overall lead.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Tao Geoghegan Hart Takes Penultimate Stage At Giro

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart

Britain's Tao Geoghegan Hart won Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia, edging new overall leader Jai Hindley, with the pair on the same time heading into Sunday's closing time-trial.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Sam Bennett Wins Dramatic Sprint To Take Vuelta Stage 4

Sam Bennett 2020 Vuelta a Espana Stage 4

Ireland's Sam Bennett edged a dramatic final sprint to win stage four of the Vuelta a Espana on Friday, with Primoz Roglic maintaining the overall lead.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Josef Cerny Breaks Away To Win Stage 19 At Giro

Josef Cerny Breaks Away To Win Stage 19 At Giro

Czech cyclist Josef Cerny made a solo break at the end of Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia which was radically shortened after a rider protest in lashing rain forced organizers to slash more than half its distance to 124km.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Shortened Giro Stage To Restart After Rain And Protest

On-Site: Rider Protest Shortens Stage 19

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Heavy rain interrupted Friday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia following protests by the riders in the face of difficult weather conditions.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Aussie O'Connor Wins Giro 17th Stage, Almeida Holds Pink Jersey

Ben O'Connor 2020 Giro d'Italia Stage 17

Australian rider Ben O'Connor won the Giro d'Italia's 17th stage on Wednesday in the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio in the northern Italian Dolomites, a day before the final big climb of this year's race towards the Stelvio Pass.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Favorites To Watch At The Vuelta A España

Vuelta a España 2019 Podium

The 2020 Vuelta a España gets underway this week amidst a rising second wave of Covid measures sweeping Europe.  The race organization released an outline of protocols in place to keep rider safety at the forefront, minimizing spectators, canceling the promotional caravan, and tightening the race bubble. A mobile lab will be following the race to test regularly and as needed with hopes of reaching Madrid in November.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In