Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

Sep 14, 2017

Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

The Giro d'Italia cycling race will open next year's event in Israel, marking the first time any leg of the sport's Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe. Organizers said Thursday that details of the exact route of the three-day leg in Israel will ...

Italian cyclist Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Apr 22, 2017

Italian cyclist Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia champion, has been killed after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, Italy, his Astana team said on Saturday. Scarponi, 37, left home early on Saturday morning for a training ride. The accident ...

Sep 25, 2015

Cyclist Basso cleared to race after cancer treatment

Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso has been cleared following cancer treatment and will return to road cycling next month in Japan. Basso was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the Tour de France in July. He crashed during the fifth stage, and tests in the ...