Vuelta Stage 18 Preview

September 8, 2016

A long and scenic stage, normally promised to the sprinters but with so few of them left, the hilly terrain could help another breakaway stay away for the day.

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Vuelta Stage 17 Preview

September 7, 2016

With the rest day done the Vuelta enters the final phase towards its conclusion in Madrid this Sunday. A hilly stage awaits with an early opening climb and a tricky uphill finish.

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Vuelta Stage 16 Preview

September 5, 2016

A day trip to the seaside for the peloton ahead of the rest day. An extended day off? Unlikely given the intensity of riders battling to get in the breakaways but it should mean a quieter day for the overall contenders.

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Vuelta Stage 15 Preview

September 4, 2016

A short, explosive stage of just 118km and a difficult uphill finish await.

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Vuelta Stage 14 Preview

September 3, 2016

Labelled by everyone as the Queen Stage of the race, today’s route is packed with climbing and ends with a tough summit finish. Nairo Quintana leads the race but has to take time on Chris Froome. Can he do it?

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Friday Shorts

September 2, 2016

Ban powermeters? After Nairo Quintana’s statement a few readers have emailed in asking for thoughts on this. For starters the possibility of a ban happening seems somewhere between impossible and unimaginable so any debate is academic.

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Vuelta Stage 13 Preview

September 2, 2016

A hilly stage that sees the race cross back and forth between France and Spain, a hard day’s racing and the longest stage of the race and all on the eve of Queen Stage in the Pyrenees.

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Vuelta Stage 12 Preview

September 1, 2016

The race returns to the Basque Country with a finishing circuit around Bilbao. So far many stages have been the kind where it pays to tune into the final 15 minutes but the doble climb of El Vivero means more action for longer.

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Vuelta Stage 11 Preview

August 31, 2016

The race resumes as it left off with a summit finish. The altitude of 565m looks modest but Peña Cabarga is where Chris Froome burst onto the scene as a grand tour contender with his first pro win.

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The Vuelta’s Missing Mythical Mountains

August 30, 2016

What’s the most famous climb in the Vuelta? The race climbed up to the Lagos de Covadonga yesterday – pictured – but arguably the most well-known climb in this year’s edition is… the Col d’Aubisque, used when the Vuelta slips into France for a day. It’s telling that a foreign climb grabs the limelight, as […]

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