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Chris Fontecchio

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Founded the Podium Cafe in 2006. Obsesses over cobblestone racing. Not averse to a beer, thank you very much.

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Vuelta Stage 11: No Rest For the Weary

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Stage 11: Pamplona -- Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar, 157km What's It About? Another recent Giro formula, the short stage to a single, but rather difficult, MTF. Full profile: And the...

Martin Victorious, Contador Glorious, Q Furious

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Nairo Crashes, Dumps Three Minutes

Vuelta Stage 10 Preview: Curious Crono Ahead

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Stage 10: Real Monasterio De Santa María De Veruela -- Borja, 36.7km ITT Yes yes... it's the one time trial of great significance of this soon-to-be-awesome Vuelta a España. Speaks for itself....

Vuelta Stage 9: Colombian Double Treat

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Lampre's Winner Anacona surprised the big names at the Vuelta a España to win the uphill ninth stage to Aramón Valdelinares, nearly taking the red leader's jersey in the process. Anacona escaped...

Vuelta Weekend Double-Stage Preview: Wait For It..

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Stage 8: Baeza -- Albacete, 207km Feel familiar? This is how I originally described this stage: Officially dubbed the "Most Boring Stage" of the 2014 Vuelta, it's a long, transitional slog...

Vuelta Stage 6: Ready For Takeoff!

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Benalmádia -- La Zubia, 167km Theme of the Stage: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! What's It About? Climbing. Well, more stunning scenery... just Málaga and Granada, two...

Vuelta Stage 5: Enough Already

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Stage 5: Priego de Córdoba -- Ronda, 180km The Skinny: I'm going to keep this short. See what you can glean from this: Look, I'm just as sick of writing about whether or not something will be a...

Vuelta Stage 4: Tricks Up The Sleeve

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Stage 4: Mairena Del Alcor - Córdoba, 164km Wassup with this? Hm, if I didn't know better, I'd say it's our first entry from the new way to do grand tour first weeks, the "I Can't Believe It's...

Vuelta Stage 2: Eye Candy and Sprint Fodder

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A coastal run, with a few tricks up its sleeve

Vuelta Stage 1: Altogether Now... [And some notes!

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Your Vuelta a Espana start tomorrow, in its newly traditional TTT-ish way

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