Vuelta a España Stage 3 Preview

Monday, 21 August 2017

Monday, day three, and the Vuelta heads for the Pyrenees and altitude with a stage to Andorra. This is far from the most selective of stages but it should ensure a new overall leader and some late action as the race reaches the microstate principality.

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Vuelta a España Stage 2 Preview

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Flat? Yes. But featureless this is not as the race takes the coastal road past many of France’s best wind and kitesurfing spots and the wind is forecast to blow meaning this will be part bike race, part sailing regatta.

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Vuelta a España Stage 1 Preview

Saturday, 19 August 2017

The Vuelta starts in France, in Nimes which is one of those cities where in the untranslatable lyrics of Claude Nougarol’Espagne pousse un peu sa corne“. As for the racing this is a challenging technical course that passes all the cities postcard monuments.

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Vuelta a España Preview

August 18, 2017

As Nairo Quintana enjoys some deserved rest and recovery the 2017 Vuelta a Espana podium is open to many with a very strong start list assembling in Nimes for the annual race of surprises and contrats where many line up hoping to win yet few have been on stage recons, where everyone says the Gir-Tour […]

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Vuelta a España iCal

August 17, 2017

The Vuelta a España starts this weekend and here’s a calendar for your diary.

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Developing Development Teams

August 15, 2017

BMC Racing have decided to pull the plug on their development team. In a statement team said a causal factor was their development of riders who only go and sign for other teams.

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Team Victory Rankings

August 10, 2017

A look at who is up and down as well as the chance to review issues like transfers, sponsorship and contracts too.

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Warren Barguil Signs With Fortuneo-Oscaro

August 2, 2017

Not every transfer gets a dedicated blog post but not every move seems to have generated as many questions by twitter and email. So here are a few notes and explainers on Warren Barguil’s move to Fortuneo-Oscaro in case you’re curious…

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Transfer Day

August 1, 2017

It’s transfer day in cycling. Under the UCI rules existing professionals can now sign for another team for the 2018 season, both a pointless rule and a precious one. Seven the top-10 in the Tour de France are potentially on the market* but it’s also the start of a nervous two months for lesser riders […]

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Supporter T-Shirts Back In Stock

July 31, 2017

The t-shirts are back in stock and available on the Prendas Ciclismo website: prendas.co.uk. They were launched last month and sold out faster than a promising U23 sitting down alone without an agent for contract negotiations with Team Sky.

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