Vuelta Stage 6 Preview

Thursday, 28 August 2014

It’s time to head inland for the first summit finish. The road to Cumbres Verdes is short but steep enough to be selective and enough to start filtering the contenders from the pretenders.

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Thanks to Trek

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Every site sponsor gets thank-you note and Trek have been here in July and August with a promotion for the new Emonda frame.

There’s also a reminder about the supporter caps and your chance to win one below too.

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Vuelta Stage 5 Preview

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

So far we have a variety of sprint finishes with wins for Nacer Bouhanni, Michael Matthews and John Degenkolb. Today’s stage offers a classic flat route with few surprises in the finish, a day for the pure sprinters.

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A Tale of Two Cars

August 26, 2014

The USA Pro Challenge had Lexus as official vehicles. The Tour de France has Skodas.

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Vuelta Stage 4 Preview

August 26, 2014

A day for the sprinters but the first second category climb and it’s 14% gradients await. The finish is similar to 2011 when Peter Sagan won but the Slow-vak finished 129th yesterday. Time to make amends or will someone else win in Córdoba?

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Vuelta Stage 3 Preview

August 25, 2014

Two flat stages means the Vuelta has to visit a mountain range and today’s stage includes four categorised climbs on the way to a tricky uphill finish.

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Vuelta Stage 2 Preview

August 24, 2014

A sprinter’s stage as the flat profile above suggests but what the profile doesn’t show is just how this route is exposed as it crosses the bay of Cádiz. No strong winds are forecast but the route does pass several famous windsurfing spots and it could catch a few riders out.

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Vuelta Stage 1 Preview

August 23, 2014

A team time trial in Jerez, the city of Sherry. A short and fast course will limit the team gaps but who will spray the cava tonight?

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Who Will Win The Vuelta España?

August 22, 2014

A star-packed field contenders and pretenders for the Vuelta with seven grand tour winners and a long list of rivals. But as any astronomer knows, look up at the stars and you’ll see powerful blue giants also a few white dwarfs. We watched the Tour de France to see a duel between Chris Froome and […]

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Vuelta a España Guide

August 21, 2014

There will be daily stage previews with added extras from Manuel Pérez Díaz and a review of the overall contenders tomorrow. Before the race and during, see the overall Vuelta guide with all the stage profiles, rules, jerseys and more at inrng.com/vuelta. See the permanent “Vuelta” link at the top of the page / mobile […]

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