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Vincenzo Nibali surges ahead on stage 20 to win the Giro for a second time

The 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia reached an explosive climax on Saturday with Vincenzo Nibali surging back, to claim victory in his home grand tour for a second time.

Making his move on the last big climb of the day, the Colle della Lombarda, with around 17.5km of the stage remaining, Nibali had whittled down the group of GC contenders before surging away solo from Chaves and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), cresting the climb with a gap of around one minute to his GC rivals, before the finish in Sant Anna di Vinadio.

Report, results, photo and video highlights!

 
Fourth Highland Gran Fondo to be staged June 5th

With more cycling enthusiasts embracing the sport of Gran Fondo, the New York Metro area is ready for a fresh approach to staging big rides. The Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series® (GFNCS) event in the Highlands region on Sunday, June 5 presents an even more accessible and beautiful take on the increasingly popular European-style race/rides.

The GFNCS 2016 circuit makes its fourth stop in northern New Jersey with courses covering 35, 60 and 100 mile journeys through rolling farmland, hilly ridgelines, and winding roads that weave up and down the lush green mountains.

From the new start/finish line at High Point Brewing Company, to the new timed segment on a closed road inside High Point State Park, to the redesigned course taking full advantage of the Highlands region, the 2016 edition will deliver more fun per mile than any other cycling event in the area.

Come and have a go at this super Gran Fondo.

 
Peninsula Spring Classic Ride Registration Open Now

The Spring Classic returns for its 28th year in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin on June 18, 2016.

Join 800 fellow cyclists on the roads of northern Door County. Enjoy the support of six fully-stocked aid stations, bike mechanics, and a post-ride lunch featuring beer from the Door County Brewing Company, live music, and a food buffet of specialties from local chefs.

Cyclists can choose from routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles. There’s a route for every level of fitness you expect to be in come June.

Registration is now open.

 
Gran Fondo: The Big Ride

Who would have ever thought that a Gran Fondo would be a serious athletic event? Or maybe one of the hardest athletic events that I have ever done. Who even knows what a Gran Fondo is?

A few of us on the NMC cycling team found out when we ventured south to San Antonio, Florida for the Giordana Gran Fondo Florida which is part of the Girodana Gran Fondo National Championship series.

By Scott Russell1993 FIM Superbike World Champion

 
Aerobic Training – Why It’s Important During Race Season

Endurance athletes have to balance training along with a myriad of other responsibilities. This can often at times result in pressure to try and pack each workout with high intensity efforts in hopes of yielding big fitness gains.

While there’s no denying that high intensity training will increase your fitness, it must be tempered with aerobic training in order for you to see the best results.

 
Alaphilippe wins Tour of California as Mark Cavendish sprints to final stage victory

Mark Cavendish won a richly deserved stage, beating both Sagan and Kristoff by two bike lengths.

Julian Alaphilippe sprinted to 11th place, and so he won his first ever stage race with a 21-second advantage over Rohan Dennis (BMC). Brent Bookwalter was 22 seconds further adrift in third.

Sagan won the points competition and Evan Huffman (Rally) was the best climber. Neilson Powless (Axeon) lost time due to the late crash but still won the white jersey. BMC took a dominant win in the teams classification.

Stage report, results, photos and video highlights.

 
Kruijswijk opens up big Giro lead after mountain time trial

Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk (Lotto NL-Jumbo) produced a fast mountain time trial effort on the slopes of Alpe Di Siusi and opened up a potentially decisive lead in the Giro d'Italia on Sunday.

Russian Alexander Foliforov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) was the fastest on the 15th stage, 11km (7 miles) uphill - in a time of 28 minutes and 39 seconds.

Vincenzo Nibali had to deal with a dropped chain and spectators blocking his path.

Report, results, photos and video highlights.

 
Levi’s Gran Fondo inspires the penultimate stage of the AMGEN Tour of California, this Saturday May 21

Stage 7 of the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California will cover some of the same roads and KOM climbs as the popular annual Levi's GranFondo.

Starting and ending in Santa Rosa in the heart of Sonoma County Wine County, one of the many fantastic viticulture hot beds the Tour of California race will pass through this year, the course will be rolling throughout with four Lexus King of the Mountain points along King Ridge RoadPacific Coast Highway and Coleman Valley Road. Now you can watch the best riders in the world compete for 4 KOM's and battle it out for the general classifications on that very same route.

We're calling it the King Stage. Register for Levi’s Gran Fondo, October 1st, and experience it for yourself!

Save 10% on registration with our special discount code! 

 
Inaugural Gran Fondo Russia
The first Gran Fondo Russia will be held on June 26, 2016. One of the most popular series in the world of cycling events will bring together professionals and cycling enthusiasts. Start of the first Russian Gran Fondo will be in the park "Yakhroma" - Dmitrov District, Moscow.
 
Participants can challenge themselves at one of the three distances depending on the personal level: 100 km - for professional cyclists and triathletes, 70 km - for experienced and confident cyclists and 30 km - for those who just begin to put their records.
 
Full details.
 
 
Tour of California Special - Riders Descend on SLO County Today!

If you're in the area, Stage 4 begins near the iconic Morro Rock today, Wednesday, May 18 and heads up Highway 1 for the first time. Its a great way to get a taste of what we have to offer at the SLO GranFondo in October.

The SLO GranFondo presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com weekend of events begins on Saturday, October 29 with our popular Pro Panel reception hosted by none other than Bob Roll and concludes on Sunday, October 30 with three incredible rides! Choose from the 100 Mile GranFondo, 61 Mile MedioFondo and a 25 Mile PiccoloFondo, which will take you all throughout the beautiful Central Coast wine and coastal regions. 

Use the Tour of California Special Code and save $10 when you register now before 12pm PST 22nd May.

 
New Yorker Michael Margarite (Weather Channel Racing) wins the 6th Gran Fondo New York

Michael Margarite first over the line, followed by another two local riders, Allan Rego, and Adderlyn Cruz.

Margarite (Weather Channel Racing) attacked the leading group at the bottom of Bear Mountain and quickly established a gap of 40 seconds at the top of the climb and and spent half of the race time trialling on his own. He quickly established a 5 minute lead over the Peleton.

Female Columbian rider Camila Cortes powered away to finish over 20 minutes ahead of the women.