Giro d'Italia: Welsh Government in talks host stage of Grand Tour cycling race

Wales could host a Giro d'Italia stage after "positive discussions" between the Welsh Government and owners RCS.Representatives from RCS attended the Tour of Britain finale in Cardiff last weekend, as part of early negotiations.A Welsh Government spokesperson told BBC Sport Wales: "We are continuing the very positive discussions with RCS

Claudia Cretti: Italian cyclist awake after Giro Rosa crash

Italian cyclist Claudia Cretti is showing early signs of recovery after being brought out of an induced coma following a crash during the Giro Rosa.The 21-year-old collided with the barriers in the women's Tour of Italy.She was flown to hospital in Benevento on 7 July and was initially critical but

Giro d'Italia: Tom Dumoulin wins 100th edition of race in Milan

Tom Dumoulin produced a sensational individual time trial to win the 100th Giro d'Italia in Milan by 31 seconds.The Dutchman, 26, started Sunday in fourth, 53 seconds behind leader Nairo Quintana but beat the Colombian by more than a minute on the 29.3km last stage.Quintana, chasing the first leg of

Giro d'Italia: Nairo Quintana leads but Tom Dumoulin favourite to win

Tom Dumoulin is favourite to win the 100th Giro d'Italia when it concludes with Sunday's individual time trial.The Dutchman dropped from second to fourth overall on an enthralling 20th stage, won by France's Thibaut Pinot.However, Dumoulin, who trails race leader Nairo Quintana by 53 seconds, is expected to overhaul that

Giro d'Italia: Nairo Quintana takes lead from Tom Dumoulin at 19th stage

Colombian Nairo Quintana has taken the overall lead at the Giro d'Italia with two stages of the race remaining.The Movistar rider, 27, champion in 2014, was eight and a half minutes behind Spanish Team Sky rider Mikel Landa, who won the 191km 19th stage.Dutch Sunweb rider Tom Dumoulin, who held