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Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's redemption time for Nazon

Jean-Patrick Nazon brought an end to his nightmares about watching the Tour de France on television after becoming the first French rider since Jerome Simon in 2001 to pull on the race's yellow jersey following yesterday's 167.5km third stage from Charleville to St Dizier.

Other Sport 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Armstrong takes it easy with a cool ride

After a shaky start to the Tour de France, four-times champion Lance Armstrong spent a much more comfortable time in the 204km second stage won by Australian sprinter Baden Cooke yesterday.

Other Sport 07 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Crash mars Petacchi’s first victory

Giro sprint king Alessandro Petacchi humbled his rivals to win the 168-km first stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint tarnished by a spectacular crash near the finish line yesterday.

Other Sport 28 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Injured Petacchi beats pain to win 16th stage

Alessandro Petacchi overcame injuries from a crash to win the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 207-km flat course between Arco di Trento and Pavia on Monday.

Other Sport 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

McEwen penalised for dangerous riding

Fabio Baldato was awarded victory in the second stage of the Giro d#8217;Italia on Sunday after race judges stripped Robbie McEwen of the win for dangerous riding in the final 200m.