Posts Tagged Italy

Contador crashes and loses lead to Aru on 13th Giro stage

Overall leader Spain's Alberto Contador sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates on the podium after completing the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Imola to Vicenza, Italy, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Alberto Contador extended his overall lead ahead of Fabio Aru to 17 seconds while Philippe Gilbert won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)

JESOLO, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador lost the overall lead of the Giro d’Italia to Fabio Aru after he was involved in a crash toward the end of Friday’s rainy 13th stage, which was won by Sacha Modolo.

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Rome mayor wants Olympic medal ceremonies at Colosseum

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president Thomas Bach delivers his speech as he visits the Italian Olympic Committee headquarters, in Rome, Friday, May 22, 2015. Bach said Rome has a good chance of securing the 2024 Olympics and bringing the games back to the Italian capital for the first time since 1960. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

ROME (AP) — Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino proposed Friday that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if the Italian capital wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Contador extends lead; Gilbert wins 12th stage of Giro

VICENZA, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador extended his overall lead ahead of Fabio Aru to 17 seconds while Philippe Gilbert won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday.

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Zakarin wins 11th stage; Contador keeps Giro lead

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — Russian rider Ilnur Zakarin won the rainy 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday, and Alberto Contador retained the pink jersey.

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