Vuelta Stage 8 Preview

Saturday, 29 August 2015

A stage with a finishing circuit with the tricky Cresta del Gallo climbed twice, it’s a narrow climb that’s chased by a steep and twisting descent.

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Vuelta Stage 7 Preview

Friday, 28 August 2015

The race has had some uphill finishes, today brings the first genuine summit finish and with it the chance to discover who’s able to win the race outright. As well as the main contenders we’ll see how Esteban Chaves fares on a longer climb and whether he’s still smiling at the end of the day.

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Bottles Aren’t Sticky

Thursday, 27 August 2015

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Vuelta Stage 6 Preview

August 27, 2015

The race heads into the mountains and the Sierra de Cazorla range but as lively as the profile looks this is merely a warm-up for the upcoming stages. It’s a day for the likes of Alejandro Valverde but can Peter Sagan track him again?

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Vuelta Stage 5 Preview

August 26, 2015

Another day, another chance for Peter Sagan. Today’s stage has an uphill run to the line and it’s one for the sprinters rather than the climbers and if Sagan features, so should John Degenkolb and, injuries permitting, Nacer Bouhanni.

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Vuelta Stage 4 Preview

August 25, 2015

The Sagan stage? If Peter Sagan could design a stage he might pick today’s course with its uphill finish in Vejer de la Frontera. The profile looks flat but there’s a lively finish in store which suits Sagan but if he won yesterday here’s a different test that should allow a wide cast of characters […]

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Nibali’s Drive Too Far

August 24, 2015

Vincenzo Nibali has been disqualified from the Vuelta after he was caught holding onto the Astana team car and the driver, Aleksandr Schefer, has been thrown of the race too. President of the race jury Bruno Valčić said it was a hard decision to take but to have taken any other would have been harder. […]

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Vuelta Stage 3 Preview

August 24, 2015

A day for the sprinters but for the breakaway riders too who can take the mountains jersey for a few days with the points on offer atop the first category Puerto del Léon. All without Vincenzo Nibali, excluded after being caught hanging on to his team car yesterday.

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Vuelta Stage 2 Preview

August 23, 2015

The race begins for real and there’s no soft introduction, this is a mini-mountain stage with a summit finish.

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Vuelta Stage 1 Preview

August 22, 2015

¡Vamos a la playa! The Vuelta starts with a beach team time trial that was supposed to a sensual experience with seven types of road surface including one section along the beach itself. However the course’s narrow route, the loose sandy sections and the flexy section of plastic tiles laid on the beach mean it’s […]

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