Portuguese Time Trial Champion Nelson Oliveira (Lampre-Merida) left 23 men behind on the final descent to win la Vuelta's 13th stage in the grand fashion, solo & well clear into Tarazona after 168 rolling kilometres from Calatayud.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes. Eurobike is the biggest bike show in the world and today we look at some of the best and brightest machines on display from Germany with new models from LOOK, Canyon, DeRosa & Nevi plus a host of WorldTour bikes direct from the peloton.
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Race Report: Danny Van Poppel puncture with 10 kilometers to go and rejoined the peloton without the help of his Trek teammates, took a couple deep breaths and then won the sprint at the end of Stage 12 into the Catalan town of Lleida. Nice win for Trek and the overall is unchanged.
Sept 03, 2015 - Yet another Tinkoff-Saxo rider is forced out of the Vuelta due to a moto, will the UCI do anything? We look at all the happenings from Spain. Plus the Tour de l'Avenir, the Schaal Sels, contract news, Bianchi bikes and an update on Kris Boeckmans. What does Ian Boswell have in his Vuelta suit case?
Race Report: On a horrendously hard stage, it was a Spaniard who took the win but the big news was that his team leader had made the move of the race and would take the overall. Mikel Landa finished with a well-earned victory; Fabio Aru wrestled the Red Jersey from Dumoulin while Chris Froome suffered horribly having crashed.
Ed Hood loves the Giro, the Tour and la Vuelta, at the Classics he is in his element, but were he is the most happiest is at a kermis or one of the many 'lower ranked' races that you never hear of. You could say it's the grass roots of cycling, it's a different World and one that people come from all over to immerse themselves in.
The 2015 Vuelta a España has thrown up some surprises and projected more than a few 'young guns' into the limelight and onto the winners podium. The Spanish Grand Tour has also lost riders who were expected to animate the action. Ed Hood takes a look back at the first ten days and the road to Madrid.
We are a week into La Vuelta and an upcoming major appointment is the 39 km TT on September 9. While the non-contenders will generally be treating it as a semi-rest day and take it as easily as it is ever possible in pro cycling, the GC battle will be massive here. But are there fundamental differences in pacing strategy between elite riders and lower category riders?
New groupsets, lights, gadgets, clothing, bikes - Eurobike is certainly THE place to be to see all the latest and greatest from the bike industry. Today we have a look at new gear from Castelli, Sram, Rudy Project, Cycliq, Rotor & Shimano.
Race Report: On a day that was expected to go to the sprinters, it all came down to a messy, scrappy finish with a young rider from the best young team of the year taking his first professional win. Kristian Sbaragli of MTN-Qhubeka outfoxed everyone and gave the African squad yet another famous win.
Aug 31, 2015 - Tom Dumoulin surprised everyone and himself on Sunday with his climbing form. He won the stage and took back the overall lead from Esteban Chaves. All the video, race reports, results and quotes from Spain and the GP Plouay. We also have rider contract news. Can Dumoulin win the Vuelta?
Roadside: After his stage 8 finish in Murcia we sent Al Hamilton to cover the full stage from Torrevieja to the climb of the Cumbre del Sol, the climb he previewed earlier this week. The start was busy, but the final climb of the Alto de Puig Llorença was just crazy. It was a tough day, but a good one.
Race report: Giant-Alpecin's Tom Dumoulin produced a gravity-defying performance to take the biggest win of his career on the Alto de Puig Llorença. The big man from the flat lands ground away from the star climbers on a fearsome finishing ascent, and then responded when he seemed to have been blown away by Chris Froome.
Race Preview: The Vuelta a España is passing through Valencia, so we had to send our PEZ man in Spain, Al Hamilton, on his bike to reconnoiter the finalé of stage 9 and the summit finish on the ultra steep Alto de Puig Llorença. It is believed he cheated on most of the parcour, but there is photographic evidence that he rode to the finish line.
Roadside: Stage 8 of the Vuelta finished in the town of Murcia, not too far from where PEZman; Al Hamilton lives. So we had to prize him from his laptop and send him ‘Roadside’ for some fresh air and let him see a bike race in the flesh for a change.
Race Report: A massive crash caused chaos in the bunch, then more crashes dashed hopes of stage winning hopefuls - this day was one OMG moment after another. Trek's Jasper Suyben won a free for all sprint and Chavez stayed hot in the red leader's jersey.
In Wednesday's first-look from Eurobike we caught up with some great time trial rigs from LOOK & Cipollini as well as a couple of other roadies but today is just about cool, 2016 road bikes spotted at the show. Eddy Merckx, Bianchi, Festka and HiLite.
Race report: Bert-Jan Lindeman scored the biggest triumph of his career, after season upon season of breakaway attempts. The Dutchman finally killed off the challenge of Lampre-Merida's Ilia Koshevoy on the Alto de Capileira.
Now in its 5th year, the USA Pro Challenge has become a main event on the US racing calendar. This year’s edition was full of exciting racing and beautiful Colorado scenery. Here's a little insight into some of the images I captured during my week in the mountains of Colorado!