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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 16 - 21: Tour of Oman
Feb 16, Stage 1:
Al Sawadi Beach - Suhar Corniche

GC leader:
Feb 14 - 17: Tour de la Provence
Feb 15, Stage 1: Istres -
La Ciotat
1. Eduard Prades
2. Tony Gallopin
3. Gorka Izagirre
GC leader: Gorka Izagirre
Feb 15 - 16: Vuelta de Murcia
Feb 15, Stage 1:
Yecla -
San Javier
1. Pello Bilbao
2. Omar Fraile
3. Luis Sanchez
GC leader: Pello Bilbao
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
Feb 6 - 10: Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Feb 10, Stage 5: Paterna - Valencia 1. Dylan Groenewegen
2. Alexander Kristoff
3. Matteo Trentin
Final GC leader: Ion Izagirre
Feb 3: GP d'Ouverture -
La Marseillaise
Feb 3:
Marseille -
Marseille
1. Anthony Turgis
2. Romain Combaud
3. Tom van Asbroeck
Jan 31 - Feb 3: Challenge Illes Balears-Mallorca
Feb 3, Stage 4:
Trofeo Palma
1. Marcel Kittel
2. Timothy Dupont
3. Hugo Hofstetter
Jan 30 - Feb 3: Herald Sun Tour
Feb 3, Stage 5:
Melbourne Circuit
1. Kris Halvorsen
2. Dion Smith
3. Brenton Jones
Final GC leader: Dylan van Baarle
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 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

February 15: UAE-Team Emirates reports of Tour Colombia stage three; Team Sky in sponsorship talks with Ecopetrol; Garmin takes over Tacx

February 14: Alvaro Hodeg wins Tour of Colombia stage two; Greg van Avermaet to finalize Classics preparation at Tour of Oman; Lotto-Soudal rider medical updates; UAE-Team Emirates to race Tour of Oman; Amer Sports searching for Mavic and Enve Buyer

February 13: Deceuninck-Quick Step reports of Tour Colombia stage one; 2019 Paris-Roubaix route announced

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The Story of the Giro d'Italia

"Bill and Carol McGann had set a high standard with their compelling and authoritative Story of the Tour de France, and now they follow up with Le Tour’s inspired Italian offspring in The Story of the Giro d’Italia

"In this Volume I covering the Giro’s debut in 1909 through 1970, this work of patient research, passionate writing, and insightful analysis lays out the struggles, battles, and rivalries in detail and sweep that have made Italy’s grand tour endure. And the American audience can read about Joseph Magnani―a native of LaSalle, Illinois―who rode in the 1946 Giro on the Olmo team and quietly made history as the first U.S. rider to compete in one of the grand tours in the era of dusty roads against Italy’s heroes Bartali and Coppi." —Peter Joffre Nye, author of The Six-Day Bicycle Races: America's Jazz Age Sport and Hearts of Lions.

Click here to learn more and to get your copy ofThe Story of the Giro d'Italia, Vol 1 in print, eBook or audiobook version.

Coppi and Bartali

Pictured above are Fausto Coppi (in his World Champion's Rainbow Jersey and Gino Bartali.

They are racing in the 1954 Giro d'Italia, a race troubled by an angry peloton that was furious about the large sum Coppi had been paid to start the race. Worse, Coppi got very sick after the first stage after eating a plate of bad seafood. He lost more than eleven minutes the next day, putting him out of contention.

From then on the sullen peloton grudgingly rode what turned out to be the longest edition in Giro history.

Winner Carlo Clerici escaped from a disinterested pack in stage six and gained enough time to become the race leader. He was never seriously challenged the rest of the race and became the 1954 Giro champion.

Because the pack took nine and a half hours to ride the 222 kilometers of the 21st stage with its crossing of the Bernina Pass, the 1954 Giro is called the race of the "Bernina Strike".

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.