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Regular previews and updates across all the major Tours and Classics. Grand Tours the Tour de France, Giro D'Italia and Vuelta Espana plus World Championships and track cycling at the Europeans, Worlds and Olympics.
A big afternoon for Geraint Thomas with the British star claiming overall victory in the prestigious Dauphine in France.
The Team Sky rider held on to his yellow jersey on the final stage to claim one of the biggest victories of his road racing career and set himself up nicely for the Tour De France next month.
Thomas is expected to play second fiddle to Chris Froome in the tour next month but the Welshman has proven this week that he could well be a major contender himself if The Giro winner is unable to replicate his best form.
Chris Froome has become the first Briton to win the Giro d'Italia!
He also becomes the first rider in two decades years to win the Giro and Tour de France in the same year.
He is also the first cyclist since 1982 to have held all three Grand Tours at the same time; the Giro, the Tour, and the Vuelta a Espana!
What a man!
A stunning solo breakaway with over 80km to go on Stage 19 saw Chris Froome gain the Maglia Rose with just one more climbing stage to go in the Giro.
Starting the day around four minutes down on Simon Yates, Froome took the stage leapfrogging Yates who blew up completely and rival Tom Dumoulin who keeps his second place in the GC, 40 seconds behind Froome who is now a big favourite to win his first Giro.
Simon Yates goes into today's rest day at Giro with an extended lead in the General Classification thanks to a stunning ride to yesterday's Sappada summit.
The British rider leads second place Tom Dumoulin by two minutes and eleven seconds, with Chris Froome nearly five minutes down in seventh.
Dumoulin is expected to take a chunk out of Yates' lead in Tuesday's time trial but Yates should have enough time in hand now to keep his lead going into the reminder of the Tour which ends on Sunday.
Esteban Chaves has stage six of the Giro D'Italia on a fantastic day for the Michelton-Scott team as Chaves's teammate Simon Yates romped into the overall lead.
Yates will wear the pink jersey after an impressive attack during the final few kilometeres of the Mount Etna stage to build a 16 second lead over defending champion Tom Dumoulin, while Chaves is 26 seconds off the lead.
Enrico Battaglin went two places better than his third on Tuesday to win Stage 5 of the Giro D'Italia on Wednesday. The Italian powered away on the sprint to the line in what was a tough final kilometre for the GC contenders.
Things aren't get any easier on Thursday either, with the Giro's first Summit finish on Etna!
The Giro D'Italia finally arrived in Italy today it was Tim Wellens of Lotto who grabbed the win in an eventful stage 4. The Belgian rider sprinted clear of the field on a sharp final hill to grab the win on Sicily,
It was another bad day for Chris Froome who lost touch with the majority of his main rivals on the final climb with the Team Sky rider now 55 seconds behind race leader Rohan Dennis.
The riders remain on Sicily for stage 5 on Wednesday before tackling the legendary Mount Etna in stage 6.