Vuelta a España Stage 6 Preview

August 24, 2017

A hilly day and a good chance for a breakaway as the GC riders and teams sit back.

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What’s The Point of The Vuelta?

August 23, 2017

This question was raised three years ago as the tour of Spain seemed aloof on the calendar, an uncertain event. With hindsight the race was at a turning point but as ever it is good, even healthy, to question established practices so let us review this race once more, an event that doesn’t have the […]

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Vuelta a España Stage 5 Preview

August 23, 2017

The first of two consecutive mid-mountain stages, today’s route offers a good course on familiar roads for many in the peloton and race convoy before a tricky uphill finish that is twice as steep as it looks.

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Vuelta a España Stage 4 Preview

August 22, 2017

The Vuelta reaches Spain and a calmer stage awaits, a likely sprint.

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Vuelta a España Stage 3 Preview

August 21, 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

August 20, 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

August 19, 2017

The Vuelta starts in France, in Nimes which is one of those cities where in the untranslatable lyrics of Claude Nougaro “l’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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