Ivan Basso

5 results

“One team that certainly got things right is Chris Froome’s Sky. He blasted clear and dominated the stage.” Photograph: Yoan Valat/Epa.

Rest days are always a little unpredictable in a race such as the Tour de France. Riders have been digging deep for a week or more, then you have a da(...)

 Ivan Basso (R), pictured with Alberto Contador, has been forced to pull out of the Tour de France after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Photograph: Reuters

Former Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso withdrew from the Tour de France on Monday after revealing he has testicular cancer. “We discover this two hou(...)

The late Italian cyclist Marco Pantani: became hopelessly addicted to performance enhancing drugs and, six years after his Giro victory in 1998, was found dead in a hotel room in Rimini. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Thank God for forgiveness. Richie Boucher may be getting a rough ride for defending Bank of Ireland’s hard stance when it comes to the subject of debt(...)

Nicolas Roche of Ireland and Tinkoff-Saxo during the team presentations for the Giro D’Italia at the City Hall, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Lord Mayor Mairtín Ó Muilleoir has dyed his hair pink, the City Hall is lit up in the same colour and the Giro d’Italia team launch drew big crowds in(...)

Vincenzo Nibali remains in the red leader’s at the Vuelta a Espana. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche slipped back to sixth position at the Vuelta a Espana as horrendous weather conditions hit stage 14 of the race from Baga to A(...)