Vuelta a España Stage 12 Preview

August 31, 2017

A day for breakaway but a short stage at just 160km.

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Vuelta a España Stage 11 Preview

August 30, 2017

The Vuelta has had a series of uphill finishes and tricky climbs, now comes the first of the real mountain stages with long ascents.

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Slipstream’s Sponsorship Crisis

August 29, 2017

One minute you’re on top of the world, the next you’re in the gutter. Sport regularly serves up cruel metaphors for life. Cannondale-Drapac wore the king of the mountains jersey for a few days in the Tour de France, won a stage and put Rigoberto Urán on the podium. They announced a new blue chip […]

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Vuelta a España Stage 10 Preview

August 29, 2017

The Tour de France went to Vittel, now the Vuelta goes to ElPozo… the large processed meat company that sponsors the race.

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Vuelta a España Stage 9 Preview

August 27, 2017

A flat coastal procession past white sandy beaches and inviting bays, a day of s​ol y playa if you watch it all on TV. It’s all a warm-up for the double ascension of the Puig Llorença with its steep slopes and another Made-For-TV stage finish.

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Vuelta a España Stage 8 Preview

August 26, 2017

One difference between Vuelta and its cousins in Italy and France is that it lacks a rich catalogue of famous climbs. But slowly names are emerging and today’s climb Xorret de Catí is one of them.

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Vuelta a España Stage 7 Preview

August 25, 2017

A hilly stage with but with few chances of a bunch sprint remaining several teams will want to set up their sprinters as the race heads inland.

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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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