Vuelta a España

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Degenkolb bobbing for Green Apples

Giant- Shimano's John Degenkolb took his fourth stage win and did what he needed to cling to the Green points-jersey in a wild finale of the seventeenth stage of the Vuelta.

Degenkolb bobbing for Green Apples

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Giant- Shimano's John Degenkolb took his fourth stage win and did what he needed to cling to the Green points-jersey in a wild finale of the seventeenth stage of the Vuelta.

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Hard, harder and now hardest in the Vuelta.

After two massive finishes we come to the last and hardest stage in the race-deciding trifecta of mountain-stages. It's hard not to designate this as the Queen stage of the race.

Hard, harder and now hardest in the Vuelta.

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After two massive finishes we come to the last and hardest stage in the race-deciding trifecta of mountain-stages. It's hard not to designate this as the Queen stage of the race.

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Niemiec wins as the bigs do battle

Przemyslaw Niemiec took the first win in the Vuelta for Poland as he just barely hung on from the breakaway on the big Lagos de Covadonga stage.

Niemiec wins as the bigs do battle

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Przemyslaw Niemiec took the first win in the Vuelta for Poland as he just barely hung on from the breakaway on the big Lagos de Covadonga stage.

Aru advances - Nairo Abandons

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After bad luck came worse luck for Movistar's big Vuelta-favorite Nairo Quintana as he crashed again and was forced to give up with a broken scapula. Astana's young Fabio Aru escaped the group of...

Friday Night Vuelta

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For the first time it was a successful day for the breakaway. One of the most active breakaway-riders of the year , Cannondale's Alessandro De Marchi got himself a solo stagewin after dropping his...

So you thought we had a chance? No señor.

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The best GT of the year with an AMAZING startlist. Well, the proof is in the pudding and now we are 5 stages in and we can start drawing some conclusions by reading from the bottom of the list....

Degenkolb noch einmal!

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It looked like the most straightforward sprint stage so far in the Vuelta and in the end we had a predicted sprint with John Degenkolb winning his second stage in a row ahead of Bouhanni and Moreno...

Bling is up to the challenge

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Orica worked hard for their captain and he rewarded the effort with a convincing win.

Bouhanni - "Sí, I'm still fast"

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Bouhanni continues where he left off at the Giro - winning Grand Tour sprints.

Movistars steal the spotlight

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A win for Movistar and a leader's jersey for Jonathan Castroviejo as the Vuelta gets under way.

Viva la Vuelta!, by Lucy Fallon and Adrian Bell

The newly updated history of Spain's Grand Tour.

Madrid brings the Bling!

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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...

Brutal duel wins Horner the Vuelta

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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...

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

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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...

La Vuelta Stage 18: Kiriyenka Wins, Nibali Falters

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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 -...

Vuelta: Restday status

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

Barguil again! - Nibali falters

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Stage 16 was provided a worthy crescendo to the Pyrénées triple. Warren Barguil confirmed what a super talent he is as the 21 year old rode like a seasoned veteran when he out-foxed Rigoberto Uran...

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