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2013 Vuelta a España

We are in pre-Vuelta week and it's getting clear who is riding the last GT of the year. As usual it it's a godawful mix of very serious contenders, riders on training camp for the World Championships and a bunch of poor sods sent on penalty duty because their teams simply had to send someone and after two GTs the list of available legs is getting short. So lets look at the teams and their objectives.

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Madrid brings the Bling!

Michael Mathews of Orica-Greenedge won the final stage in Madrid proving that he was the standout rider in an otherwise weak field of sprinters in the Vuelta. Chris Horner finished safely in the pack to secure his first Grand Tour win .

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Brutal duel wins Horner the Vuelta

On an Angliru stage that delivered everything it was built up to be, Chris Horner sealed his victory in this Vuelta with a late surge after having fought off repeated attacks by Vincenzo Nibali on the steepest parts of the climb. Horner now becomes the oldest, and one of the least expected, Grand Tour winner of all time. Ahead of the two FDJ's Kenny Elissonde held on from the breakaway to grab the stagewin, proving he is one of the biggest climbing talents out there.

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J-Rod strikes at last-Horner sneaks into the lead

There was no stopping Joaquim Rodriguez on the Alto de Naranco today as he did his patented final kilometer sprint to tak e the stage win and inch closer t the third place on GC where Valverde currently sits.

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La Vuelta Stage 18: Kiriyenka Wins, Nibali Falters

Vasil Kiriyenka soloed to a stage victory atop Peña Carbaga as Chris Horner once again gapped race leader Vincenzo Nibali to pull within three seconds of the overall lead with only three stages - and two mountain top finishes - remaining.

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Vuelta Stage 18: Trouble Looms... And Today's Wrap

Mollema steals a win from the sprinters

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Vuelta: Restday status

Restday is coming to a close. Two weeks done. One to go ! One to go!

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La Vuelta: Where Will It Happen?

La Vuelta is headed toward an exciting conclusion. When will the leaders play their ace?

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Vuelta Stage 12: Gilbert at long long last

It has been a dry year for the reigning World Champion Philippe Gilbert but on stage 12 of the Vuelta with just a few racedays to go before a new champion takes over he finally won a race.

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König is king. Roche in red.

Stage 8 of the Vuelta came with the most serious mountain finish to date and after an uneventful beginning the climb of Alto de Penas Blancas delivered the excitement and shake-ups it promised.

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Bling strikes

Former U23 World Champion, Michael Matthews won his first Vuelta stage when the race finally came down to a somewhat normal sprint on stage 5.

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Vuelta Stage 2 Preview: Let The Sorting Begin!

It's Giro-style racing, with ocean views, sunshine and a beastly final climb

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Save me Vuelba!

We are in pre-Vuelta week and it's getting clear who is riding the last GT of the year. As usual it it's a godawful mix of very serious contenders, riders on training camp for the World Championships and a bunch of poor sods sent on penalty duty because their teams simply had to send someone and after two GTs the list of available legs is getting short. So lets look at the teams and their objectives.

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