Vuelta a España

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Friday Night Vuelta

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...

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...

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So you thought we had a chance? No señor.

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....

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....

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Degenkolb noch einmal!

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...

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...

Geniez wins as Vuelta visits France

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After a nightmare stage yesterday the peloton was relieved to find the Pyrénées a little more inviting on the long 225 km stage 15 to Peyragudes in France. A big breakaway of 27 riders went clear...

Vuelta stage 14: Ratto Survives the Deluge

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Cannondale's Daniele Ratto completed a long solo breakaway in miserable conditions for his first victory as a Pro. Despite losing half of his eight-minute lead on the final climb to the Pyrenean...

Barguuiiiiiiiil!

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It was a day for the breakaway and it was a day for young super-talent Warren Barguil on Argos-Shimano. The young neopro outfoxed his older and more experienced companions in a very strong...

Vuelta Stage 12: Gilbert at long long last

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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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