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Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

...exciting."The race between Froome, defending champ Vincenzo Nibali, two-time winner Alberto Contador, and 2014 Giro d'Italia champ Nairo Quintana promises to draw eyeballs from the very first stage, an 8 ½-mile individual time trial in the Dutch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/tour-de-france-begin
Italian Diego Ulissi wins stage; Aussie Cadel Evans takes over lead in Giro d'Italia

MONTECOPIOLO, Italy - A final push from Diego Ulissi saw the Italian win a tough eighth stage as the Giro d'Italia took to the mountains on Saturday, while Cadel Evans ended Michael Matthews' grip on the overall lead.Ulissi made his move...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-17/italian-diego-ulissi
Telecom Italia shares jump after takeover bid

ROME -- Trading of Telecom Italia shares was briefly suspended today after they jumped more...Minutes after the Milan market opened, shares of Telecom Italia and Telecom Italia Mobile shot up 10 percent from Friday's closing price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/23/bus_254176.shtml
Business
Cunego wins Giro d'Italia

MILAN, Italy -- Italy's Damiano Cunego won the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, holding a two-minute lead over his closest opponents at the end of the 20-stage cycling race. Countryman Alessandro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/31/oth_417429.shtml
Other sports
Viva Italia Sale

Through Tuesday, Publix will hold its annual Viva Italia Sale. Shoppers can save on ingredients for Italian meals, such as Hunt's 100 percent Natural Tomatoes, Mueller's Pasta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/latina-emerson/2012-02-22/viva-it
Viva Italia Sale at Publix

...has items on sale for a tasty Italian dinner. The sale ends Tuesday, Feb. 23.Here's the tip of the day:For its Viva Italia sale, Publix has popular Italian items on sale, including Publix mild or hot Italian pork sausage ($2.49 per pound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/latina-emerson/2010-02-19/viva-it
Overtime

...Alberto Contador outclassed his rivals on a tough individual time trial Saturday to reclaim the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia after the 14th stage, which was won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus.Contador started the day 19 seconds behind Fabio Aru after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-23/overtime
Overtime

...Contador extended his overall lead ahead of Fabio Aru to 17 seconds while Philippe Gilbert won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday.Contador crossed second, three seconds behind, and gained a six-second bonus. Aru finished outside the top...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-21/overtime
Overtime

...through 16) each at 2-over. CyclingContador wins second Giro titleIn Milan, Alberto Contador clinched his second Giro d'Italia title Sunday, remaining on course to become the first cyclist since 1998 to win the Italian classic and the Tour de France...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-31/overtime
Overtime

...for titleIn Sestriere, Italy, Alberto Contador had his overall lead sliced in half on the penultimate day of the Giro d'Italia, although the Spaniard remained on course for the title after the 20th stage.Contador was dropped on the grueling climb up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-30/overtime