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Your source for results of recent bicycle races, along with past race results, beginning in 1896 with the first Paris-Roubaix. Use the menu options above for archives.

latest race results
Feb 20 - 24: Vuelta a Andalucia-Ruta del Sol
Feb 20, Stage 1: Sanlucar - Alcala de los Gazules
GC leader:
Feb 20 - 24: Volta ao Algarve
Feb 20, Stage 1:
Portimao -
Lagos
 
Feb 16 - 21: Tour of Oman
Feb 19, Stage 4:
Yiti - Oman Comvention Center

1. Sonny Colbrelli
2. Greg van Avermaet
3. Clement Venturini
GC leader: Alexey Lutsenko
Feb 17: Clásica de Almeria
Feb 17:
Almería - Roquetas de Mar
1. Pascal Ackermann
2. Marcel Kittel
3. Luka Mezgec
Feb 17: Trofeo Laigueglia
Feb 17:
Laigueglia - Laigueglia
1. Simone Velasco
2. Nicola Bagioli
3. Matteo Sobrero
Feb 14 - 17: Tour de la Provence
Feb 17, Stage 3: Avignon -
Aix en Provence
1. John Degenkolb
2. Simon Clarke
3. Anthony Maldonado
Final GC leader: Gorka Izagirre
Feb 15 - 16: Vuelta de Murcia
Feb 16, Stage 2:
Beniel -
Murcia
1. Luis Sanchez
2. Alejandro Valverde
3. Matteo Trentin
Final GC leader: Luis Sanchez
Feb 7 - 10: Etoile de Bessèges
Feb 10, Stage 4:
Ales individual time trial

1. Christophe Laporte
2. Tobias Ludvigsson
3. Jimmy Janssens
Final GC leader: Christophe Laporte
Use the menu above to access all the other races and everything else in our site.

Latest feature post: February 12: Luis Ocaña photo gallery. Ocaña won the 1973 Tour de France and the 1970 Vuelta a España. If he hadn't been so fragile and prone to back luck, surely he would have won much more.

News: February 20: Tour of Oman stage four report from CCC Team; Lotto-Soudal previews Ruta del Sol

February 19: Tour of Oman stage three winner Alexey Lutsenko's Team Astana race report; Team Sunweb's upcoming racing; Lotto-Soudal headed to Tour of the Algarve; Corruption case against cycling legend Eddy Merckx dropped

February 18: Miguel Angel Lopez wins Tour of Colombia; UAE-Team Emirates reports on Tour of Oman stage two; Team Ag2r La Mondiale reports of the final stage of the Tour of Provence

February 17: Deceuninck-Quick Step reports on Tour of Colombia stage five; Alexander Kristoff wins first stage of 2019 Tour of Oman; Annemiek van Vleuten to return to racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

February 16: Deceuninck-Quick Step reports on Tour of Colombia stage four; Fabio Aru heads a young team in Algarve tour; Simon Geschke breaks elbow in Vuelta de Murcia stage one crash

Info on the three grand tours 2018 Tour de France 2018 Giro d'Italia 2018 Vuelta a Espana

 

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The Story of the Giro d'Italia

The Giro d’Italia is one of the world’s most important and popular bicycle races, yet there is almost no information in English about this magical Italian race’s rich past. With “The Story of the Giro d’Italia”, the fabulous history of Italy’s national tour is at last available. Volume One took the story of the Giro from its origin as a desperate promotional gamble by a nearly broke newspaper to Eddy Merckx’s convincing 1970 victory.

Volume Two describes the growth of the Giro into a modern, vital international race that is followed by cycling fans all over the world. Along the way, the stories and races that have excited the public over the last forty years are told, including the Francesco Moser/Giuseppe Saronni rivalry, the tragic tale of Marco Pantani and the Alberto Contador affair that left the Spaniard stripped of his 2011 Giro championship.

Click here to learn more and to get your copy ofThe Story of the Giro d'Italia, Vol 2 in print, eBook or audiobook version.

Marco Pantani

Pictured above is Marco Pantani winning stage 19 of the 1998 Giro d'Italia at Monte Campione.

Pantani (January 13, 1970 - February 14, 2004) was the last rider to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. From the spring of 1998 to the spring of 1999 he was not only the most capable climber in professional cycling, he was the the best bike racer in the world.

His career was beset with accidents, particularly his terrible collision with a car late in 1995 and his crash in the 1997 Giro. By early 1998 he was showing good form and delivered jaw-dropping performances in the Giro and Tour. In 1999 he was riding even more powerfully and about had the Giro wrapped up when he was booted after a blood test showed he had an excessively high hematocrit.

Pantani went into depression, became a cocaine addict and was never again the force he had been in cycling. He was found dead of a cocaine overdose in 2004.

Pantani's tragic story is told in detail in volume two of our Story of the Giro d'Italia, described on the left.

What you'll find in our site:

The Tour de France. Lots of information, including results for every single stage of every Tour.

Other important bike races: the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, along with the classics, stage races, national championships, world records, and olympics.

We keep a running record of the races going on in the current year, with results, photos, maps, etc. We've been doing this since 2001, so the results for this year as well as previous years are available here.

This site is owned and run by McGann Publishing. We're a micro-publisher specializing in books about cycling history. Interested? Here's information on our titles in print.

We are devoted to cycling and all of its characters and events. The sport's past matters to us. We've been interviewing anyone who will sit down and talk to us, then writing up the interviews, and collecting other stories about cycling. We have rider histories—the stories of individual riders, many by the great cycling writer Owen Mulholland. We have our oral history project—the results of our interviews. And we've collected lots of photos over the years, of racers, racing, manufacturing, etc., which we have arranged into photo galleries for your enjoyment.

Being in the bike business for many years, we had to opportunity to travel a lot in Europe, riding bikes, attending trade shows, etc. We've written up many of our travels, and had some contributions from others whose travels differed from ours.

What would the day be without the funnies? Our friend Francesca Paoletti has drawn a series of comics about bike related stuff, poking fun at us along the way.

If you are interested in bikes, sooner or later you will want to know some technical information about bikes. We have articles here about bike weight, how bike frames are prepped and assembled, selected bike parts, and others.

And then there's food! The bicycle runs on the human engine, and the human engine runs on food, so of course we're interested in that.

Along the way we've been privileged to meet many people in and around the bike business who do things we like. The folks whose ads are up there on the right are friends of ours who we believe conduct their business knowledgably and honorably; here are a few others who do stuff we like.