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Race Report: John Degenkolb took his seventh Vuelta stage in Ronda, much to the chagrin of Nacer Bouhanni. The Frenchman felt aggrieved and complained to no avail. But the day had been full of excitement before the contretemps of the finalé.
Race Report: On a day when the biggest challenge was the all-consuming heat it was that other German sprinter who powered into the ancient city of Córdoba and took the win for Giant-Shimano. John Degenkolb has every reason to love Spain and will be looking for more wins in this year’s race.
He materialized almost instantly, veering across my path at a nearly perfect angle, for it offered no escape. The deer loomed large in front of me as I grabbed a handful of brakes and swerved, a guttural scream rising with my fear, just clipping the hindquarters of the animal I spun...
Race Report: A day that started on a battle ship ended with a battle of a different kind as the riders took on a difficult almost 200km long stage under scorching summer heat. With a short climb coming right near the end of the stage this would be a day that would keep you guessing right until the final meters.
Aug 25, 2014 - Spain, Colorado and Germany all feature in today’s EuroTrash with a full weekend of racing, all the usual video and comments from la Vuelta, USA Pro Challenge and Vattenfall. In other cycling news: Tour du Poitou Charentes, more riders re-sign contracts and some bikes and boats.
Photo Report: Our husband and wife reporting team of Travis and Angelica Dixon hit the roads of Colorado one last time on Sunday to capture all the action and atmosphere of the final stage from Boulder to Denver. Travis was on the bike and Angelica on the photo-moto for what was yet another great day's racing through the spectacular Colorado countryside.
Race Report: In a fast and furious finish, as the riders sped through La Isla San Fernando, it was the team of FDJ who played their hand to perfection and set up Nacer Bouhanni for the win. He finished it off in style and even had time to look over his shoulder and show his rivals who was boss.
Rider Interview: Australian Adam Hansen: Compulsive Grand Tour rider, hard worker, cycle shoe designer and manufacturer and all-round funny guy. He is at the start of the 2014 Vuelta a España in Jerez to compete in his 10th Grand Tour in a row. Ed Hood got hold of the Lotto Belisol rider in the South of Spain.
Photo Report: Yet another day of heavy rain in Colorado for stage 6. But that didn't dampen Angelica & Travis Dixon's (or the fans) enthusiasm for the USA Pro Challenge and today we get a lesson on how to describe the weather conditions 16 different ways.
Race Report: Pre race crashes, GC battles, first pyschological blows, shows of form and the odd surprise. The 2014 Vuelta started today in Jerez and it was the Movistar team of Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde who impressed straightaway.
Photo Report: The weather conditions may have been difficult but that didn't stop the fans from having a great time in Colorado. Angelica & Travis Dixon got amongst the fans today to capture all the atmosphere, great times and craziness that make up the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
Photo Report: Roadside at the Colorado Springs circuit for Stage 4 Angelica Dixon captured all the atmosphere, action and amazing views of the region as Jens Voigt put in what could possibly be his last trademark attack.
Aug 21, 2014 - The USA Pro Challenge is in full swing; race reports and video from Colorado. Spain’s Grand Tour starts on Saturday; we have lot’s of team news. Other cycling news: new sponsors, transfers, Vattenfall, Vuelta fantasy league, Hincapie and rider controversy. A super full EuroTrash.
USAPCC’14 St.02: The weather was much better on day 3 of the USA Pro Challenge and that brought out the fans in their thousands. Travis and Angelica found some of the craziest, maddest bike fans in Colorado. The racing wasn't too bad either!
Race Preview: The Vuelta isn’t the Tour or the Giro, but it is unique in its own way, and looking at the line up of starts in Jerez; its going to be the most exciting. Our most experienced Grand Tour scribe, Ed Hood, gives us the low-down, Iberian style.
USAPCC’14 St.02: Day 2 of the USA Pro Challenge was definitely a challenge for everybody. The peloton was in for a hard day in the saddle, with rain, altitude and steep climbs. It wasn’t only the PEZ roadside team that needed the beer hand ups and maybe even the Tequila!
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USAPCC'14 St.01: The USA Pro Cycling Challenge rolled out of, and through the mountain high roads of Aspen as stage 1's three lap circuit got this year's race underway. PEZ was roadside at the start to get close up look at what's become a much anticipated event on the US Pro calendar.
We saw the brand new DIVO marque at Sea Otter this Spring, and it impressed enough to warrant ink time in our report. While very few of the bikes actually exist I was lucky enough to ride one for several days while at the Tour de France's middle week in the Vosges and Alps mountains stages.
Interview: As the Vuelta looms ever-closer PEZ speaks to a man whose team will be making history in the race as the first ever African squad to ride a Grand Tour. The Professional Continental team MTN-Qhubeka will start the Vuelta this coming Saturday and although they've already achieved a lot just by getting to the race, their expectations are still high.