A superb solo ride up the grueling Col du Galibier gave Giovanni Visconti victory in a weather-affected 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday, while favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as atrocious weather conditions once again altered the race course. Full Story.(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Mauro Santambrogio of Italy won a weather-affected and altered 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali finished second to extend his overall lead. Santambrogio won in a time of 4 hours, 42 minutes, 55 seconds in in rainy, windy and even snowy conditions. Full Story.
Riding No More
Canadian Ryder Hesjedal has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia. The Garmin-Sharp team said the defending champion pulled out due to a "deteriorating physical condition." The Victoria native, who was more than 32 minutes behind in 38th, called the decision "heartbreaking." Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins also withdrew on the advice of the team physician due to "a worsening chest infection." Full Story.