The cycling world will turn its attention to Richmond, Virginia starting this weekend at the UCI Road World Championships.
Vincenzo Nibali and Mark Cavendish are two of several top riders who will compete at the inaugural four-day race.
The Tour has plenty of big name firepower, but there are several riders not at the French grand tour
Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert, Belgium's top two riders, will miss the upcoming Tour de France, their teams confirmed this week
The decision comes days after Gilbert questioned if he still needed to earn a spot on BMC’s Tour team despite winning two Giro stages
The two United States-registered squads come away from the Giro satisfied with their performances
Philippe Gilbert wins with an audacious long-range attack out of a large breakaway, and Contador climbs away from GC rivals
Philippe Gilbert unleashes brilliant sprint in the Giro's stage 12 finale, and Alberto Contador is close behind, extending GC lead
The BMC rider talks to VeloNews about making it into breaks, a demanding and competitive task in grand tour racing
Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège could cap the spring classics season in dramatic fashion, pitting young guns against experienced veterans