1. Dauphine-Libere: Clement Takes Stage Eight; Valverde Wraps Up Overall

    The eighth and final stage of the 2009 Dauphine-Libere took riders over the very steep Saint-Bernard-de-Touvet, which made for a spectacular showing from several riders in the peloton...

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  2. Moncoutie Triumphs in Dauphine-Libere Stage Seven; Valverde Defends Lead

    On the long, pivotal seventh stage of the Dauphine-Libere, which took in three enourmous mountains, including a mountaintop finish, French climber David Moncoutie (Cofidis) played his ...

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  3. Fedrigo Takes Dauphine Stage Six with Breakaway

    Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues-Telecom) took today's sixth stage of the Dauphine-Libere, a fairly short 106-kilometer run over the mammoth climb of the Col d'Izoard and finishing in the town of Briancon...

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  4. Szmyd Conquers Mont Ventoux; Valverde Takes Lead on Dauphine Stage Five

    The Dauphine-Libere today showed just what can happen in a race of its nature. Placed barely one month before the start of the Tour de France, it is used by some key Tour riders as a tune-up for their racing form...

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  5. Grabsch Takes Dauphine Time Trial; Evans Resumes Race Lead

    Bert Grabsch (Columbia-Highroad) proved today that he deserves his status as the reigning world time trial champion by taking the important 42-kilometer time trial in the fourth stage of the Dauphine-Libere...

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  6. Terpstra Takes Stage Three Win and Yellow Jersey In Dauphine-Libere

    It's not often that a breakaway makes it to the finish line in a multi-stage race because the overall classification riders or the sprinters always want to try and win for themselves to cement their positions against their rivals...

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  7. Furlan Sprints to Stage Two Victory in Dauphine-Libere

    Today's first road stage of the Dauphine-Libere took riders on a mainly flat 228-kilometer ride into the city of Dijon. With the stage being flat and coming before the major time-trial and mountain stages, it was conducive to a sprint finish...

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  8. Cadel Evans Wins Stage One of Dauphine-Libere; Shows Tour Intentions

    Only one week after the scintillating centennial edition of the Giro d'Italia—the second largest cycling race in the world—preparations are already underway for those who ...

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  9. Konovalovas Takes Giro Final TT; Menchov Locks Up Overall

    Cervelo TestTeam's Ignatas Konovalovas, the Lithuanian national time trial champion, took the 21st and final stage of the 2009 centennial edition of the Giro d'Italia...

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  10. Gilbert Takes Giro Stage 20; Menchov and DiLuca Fight for Bonus Seconds

    Phillipe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) saved his team today by taking the win on the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia. Many people have criticized that his Silence-Lotto team has been virtually unnoticed ...

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  11. Sastre Causes Mt. Vesuvius Eruption on Giro Stage 19

    "Today is my last chance to do something in this Giro. I am here to try to win, and I will fight to the end...

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  12. Scarponi Wins Giro D'Italia Stage 18; GC Men Wait Until Tomorrow

    Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni) won the Giro d'Italia's Stage 18 today out of a breakaway that lasted most of the day. This is the second stage win of this year's Giro for the Diquigiovanni rider, adding to his Stage Six victory that finished in Austria

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  13. Pellizotti Wins Giro Stage 17 to Blockhaus; GC Times Shrink

    The Giro d'Italia's Stage 16 on Monday was one of attrition, willpower, survival, and strategy. It's daunting 237 kilometers, six mountains, 110 degree heat, and over seven hours in the saddle, ...

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  14. Sastre Demolishes Peloton on Pivotal Giro Stage 16

    Last year, on Stage 17 of the 2008 Tour de France, the riders faced a monumental day. Faced with long miles and six major climbs, ending on the legendary Alpe d'Huez, the race was torn apart...

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  15. Bertagnolli Wins from a Disintegrating Breakaway in Giro Stage 15

    On the 161-kilometer Stage 15 in the Centennary Giro d'Italia, a sweltering, hilly day for the riders, Leonardo Bertagnolli (Diquigiovanni) managed to outlast his breakaway companions and soloed ...

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  16. Gerrans Wins Mountaintop Finish Out of Breakaway in Giro Stage 14

    With day after day in this year's Centennary edition of the Giro d'Italia, breakaways have not had their share of luck...

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  17. Cavendish The Supreme Sprinter in Giro Stage 13

    On the Giro d'Italia's Stage 13, a basically flat 176-kilometer run-in to Florence, the stage looked set up for a sprint, and once again, the peloton's dominant sprinter Mark Cavendish (Columbia) ...

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  18. Menchov Decimates Giro's TT Stage 12, Commandeers Pink Jersey

    Rabobank's leader Denis Menchov decimated his competition on today's Stage 12 of the Giro d'Italia, a pivotal 60.6-kilometer time trial that was sure to shake up the overall classification...

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  19. Mark Cavendish Takes Columbia's Fifth Win in Giro Stage 11

    When looking back at the 11 stages of the Giro d'Italia thus far, it is astonishing to note that two teams have completely dominated them, Team Columbia and LPR-Brakes...

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  20. DiLuca Wins Giro Stage 10, Puts Stranglehold on Pink

    Race leader Danilo DiLuca (LPR-Brakes) showed his dominance in the Giro d'Italia by laying waste to his rivals on what many called the toughest stage of this year's race...

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  21. Cavendish Wins Extremely Bizarre Giro Stage Nine

    Mark Cavendish scored Team Columbia's third consecutive stage win in the Giro d'Italia today in a finishing bunch sprint around the circuit race through Milan. That, however, was not the main focus of today's race...

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  22. Siutsou Takes Another Win for Team Columbia in Giro Stage Eight

    Saturday's Stage Eight of the Giro d'Italia had two major headlines. First, the happier of the two: Konstantin Siutsou showed the dominance and depth of Team Columbia by taking his team's third stage win of the Giro in only eight days...

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  23. Boasson Hagen Pulls Off Sprint Ahead of Peloton in Giro's Stage Seven

    Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Columbia) scored his team their second victory of this year's Giro d'Italia by delivering a powerful sprint out of a breakaway group that finished forty seconds ahead of the peloton...

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  24. Scarponi Pulls Off Heroic Win in Giro's Stage Six

    Today's Stage Six of the Giro saw Michele Scarponi (Diquigiovanni) pull off a heroic win after joining a breakaway for almost 200 kilometers and then dropping his companions for the win, 30 seconds ahead of the raging peloton...

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  25. Menchov Takes Giro's Stage Five; Some Key GC Men Already Off the Back

    Today's tough stage culminating on the extremely tough 25-kilometer ascent of the Alpe di Siusi put some major shakeups in the overall classification, as only a very small, elite group ...

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