Italian veteran thrown a life raft after late-season contract hunt.
Here's what's making headlines on Tuesday, October 5.
Shifting dynamics in the GC pack is leaving breakaways the room to move – and handing unlikely winners big opportunities.
Routing stages into packed European city centers means the peloton faces more traffic islands, barriers, and dangers, writes Andrew Hood.
Alessandro De Marchi holds onto the overall lead on pan-flat parcours marred by several crashes.
Joe Dombrowski completes circle dating back to 2012 'Baby Giro' with solo stage victory under the rain.
The American racing for UAE-Team Emirates scored the most significant win of his career.
Samuel Sánchez joins Tejay van Garderen on the list of Vuelta abandons, but Alessandro De Marchi delivers for BMC with a stage victory
Alberto Contador defends his red leader's jersey with panache, winning stage 16 of the Vuelta ahead of Chris Froome
De Marchi rides alone to win in Alcaudete, while a cagey Chris Froome gains a little more time on GC rivals
De Marchi holds off a powerhouse chase from Froome and Porte as Talansky scores a podium finish