Richard Carapaz wins Giro d’Italia to make cycling history for Ecuador

first_imgShare on Messenger Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Richard Carapaz on verge of winning Giro after holding off Vincenzo Nibali Cycling match reports Giro d’Italia Read more Support The Guardian He finished the three-week race 1min 5sec ahead of the home favourite Vincenzo Nibali and 2.30 in front of the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, who leapfrogged Mikel Landa into third spot.Carapaz and Nibali brought their children on to the podium when they collected their trophies. The winner’s parents had also flown over from Ecuador – the first time they had been on an aeroplane.Haga had told his wife to stay at home in the US. “Maybe that was a mistake,” he said as he smiled through tears of joy. “This is for everyone who believed in me and supported me and sacrificed for me. I gave everything and to finally win … it’s very special.”It was Haga’s first stage victory in a grand tour, moreover. “I started this morning believing strongly I could win. I saved my legs these past few days. Watching Roglic and Nibali on TV, I had to convince myself that they were tired,” he said. He finished four seconds faster than Victor Campenaerts and six ahead of Thomas De Gendt. Britain’s Simon Yates clocked 23min 7sec to hold on to a top-10 place, finishing eighth overall. Topics Share via Email Richard Carapaz became Ecuador’s first grand tour champion by winning the Giro d’Italia while Chad Haga of the US was fastest in the final stage’s individual time trial.Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, keeled over his handlebars with emotion at the Arena di Verona after the 17km (10.5-mile) test. The 26-year-old has worn the leader’s pink jersey since winning the gruelling 14th stage on 25 May.“This is the biggest moment of my sporting life,” he said. “In this final time trial I just suffered from start to finish until I reached the arena of Verona. It’s fabulous to win the Giro d’Italia.” Since you’re here…last_img read more

Who Was Responsible for Latest Black Friday

first_imgIt was a rough Friday for a pair of high-profile (if quirky) consumer magazines. Radar, Maer Roshan’s irreverent, Spy-baiting magazine folded for the third time. A few hours later, 02138—the “Harvard lifestyle” title acquired in May by Manhattan Media, a publisher with big plans for relaunching it and rolling out a series of similar magazines—folded, too.Searching for the common denominator to the latest iteration of “Black Friday”? I mean, aside from the volatile economy? You could do a lot worse than Ron Burkle [above, right] the elusive billionaire head of Yucaipa Cos., owner of Source Interlink, pal to former president Bill Clinton and supermarket magnate.Burkle, who owns Source Interlink, the magazine distribution company and owner of Primedia’s remaining portfolio, was rumored to have a strong interest in acquiring American Media Inc., publisher of such supermarket friendly titles as Star and the National Enquirer—so much so that it was said to be a “done deal” at the beginning of 2008. But the sale fizzled, and AMI was pulled off the block, at least publicly. Burkle, who was vaulted into the tabloid media spotlight for his role in a New York Post payola scandal, was also known to be a silent investor in Radar, which despite folding its print product, was able to salvage its Web site for AMI to buy.What’s that? Burkle’s too much an enigma to have orchestrated this triangulated deal? Like the Atlantic, I would ask you to Think. Again.Burkle, of course, had nothing to do with the demise of 02138. But there is one figure associated with both Radar and 02138: Luke Hayman. The Pentagram partner and renowned magazine designer redesigned Radar (Roshan had retained Hayman as a design consultant) and had just completed a redesign of 02138—which I called the “most expensive regional relaunch in the history of magazines.”Design, of course, had little or nothing to do with the failure of these magazines. Then again, Hayman’s not cheap, and his redesigns were never going to be able to save either magazine.NOTE: Click here to watch a recent video interview we did with Hayman…last_img read more

Throwback When a legendary actor called Dileep the most cunning person in

first_imgDileepDileep/FacebookDileep, the Janapriya Nayakan of Mollywood, is now enjoying the success of his latest movie ‘Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel’. Even after facing a setback after his alleged involvement in the actress abduction case, the actor is still enjoying peak acceptance among family audiences. And the recent success of ‘Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel’ is an indication of Dileep’s unquestionable star power.At this juncture, we recollect a moment where Thilakan, one of the legendary actors in Mollywood, called Dileep the most cunning personality in the Malayalam film industry. During those times, a cold war was apparently going on between Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) and director Vinayan. Despite continuous warnings, Thilakan acted in a movie directed by Vinayan, and this compelled AMMA to impose an unofficial ban on the veteran star.Thilakan who is a drama artist by profession, then claimed that he will lead his life by acting in stages. He also added that no associations have the right to deny the job of an actor. The actor even called Dileep a shrewd personality and made it clear that AMMA is being controlled by a mafia.Later, in interaction with Manorama News, Dileep had said that he respected Thilakan to the core. The ‘CID Moosa’ actor also recollected a moment where he shouted at Thilakan. As per Dileep, Thilakan came to a meeting conducted by AMMA with police protection, and on the same day, he abused Mammootty. Dileep claimed that Mammootty cried a lot after this incident, and seeing this, he shouted at Thilakan.It should be also noted that director Vinayan had earlier revealed that Dileep is such a man who always aims to seek vengeance and revenge on his opponents.When Dileep was involved in the actress abduction case, several social media users had spread Thilakan’s words about Dileep on Facebook and Twitter, and many people claimed that it is the curse of Thilakan’s soul which made Dileep fall in the legal trap.last_img read more