Fabian Cancellara, the defending champion at the Tour de Suisse, gave a press conference on the eve of this year’s race and dismissed speculation that he used a hidden motor to help him take his recent major victories.
Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) won a mud fight on Saturday in Tuscany, as the region’s famed Strade bianche were turned brown by heavy rain on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia. Aggressive riding saw Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) move back into the overall lead of the race after he finished third on the stage, behind Evans and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Farnese Vini).
Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) came back from a crash of his own to win the crash-filled finale of the Giro d’Italia’s second stage into Utrecht on Sunday. The American finished ahead of HTC-Columbia’s Matthew Goss and Liquigas’ Fabio Sabatini in a sprint from a small, but fast lead group.