The steep climbs to La Camperona and Lago di Covadonga proved a worthy setting for Nairo Quintana's step to the top of the Vuelta leader board, and a worthy stepping off point for our PEZ roadside reportage.
Race Report: Nairo Quintana laid down the most impressive marker so far in this Vuelta with a clinical stage win at the iconic Lagos de Covadonga. The diminutive Colombian climber used his Movistar team perfectly throughout the stage and then put Alberto Contador to the sword to take back his race lead.
Race Report: David De La Cruz (Etixx - Quick-Step) rode a superbly tactical race and attacked with 700 meters to the line to take both the stage win above Oviedo and the race lead before the fearsome Covodonga tomorrow.
Neilson Powless soloed to win Saturday's final stage of the Tour de l'Avenir while his Axeon Hagens Berman teammates Adrien Costa and Tao Geoghegan Hart finished third and sixth overall, respectively.
Joëlle Numainville sprinted to third during Saturday’s GP de Plouay-Bretagne. The former Canadian national champion was part of a select group that went to the line to contest the sprint.
Photo Race Report: Yet another crazy day of racing in Spain brought a well deserved Vuelta stage win for Katusha's Sergey Lagutin, and a new overall leader - Nairo Quintana. There were many great images from the stage to the Alto de la Camperona, here is the PEZ photo compilation from the Vuelta a España stage 8.
Race Report: Stage 7 was a complicated affair, with a hard parcour it was not a day for the climbers and not a day for the sprinters. In the end a sprinter won, although Belgian Jonas Van Genechten is more of a ‘puncheur’ of a rider, he was the best at the finish line.
Race Report: Another unpredictable day in Galicia for stage 6 of the Vuelta a España. Another solo winner, but not from the original break of the day; young Simon Yates attacked in the final 4 kilometers as the last of the break evaporated and solo'd his way to the line for the victory with 22 seconds in hand.
Race Report: Another day at the Vuelta, more wild racing, beautiful scenery, joy and despair. Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick-Step) built on Sunday’s stage two win, with another sprint victory. For the favorites, the predictable mayhem at the end of the day left a lot of riders nervous with twisting roads and tight corners to deal with.
Four riders from the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team finished in the top 10 of Tuesday's Stage 4 individual time trial at the Tour de l'Avenir, including winner Adrien Costa and runner-up Neilson Powless.
Race Report: Another win for the break of the day and another win for France on Vuelta stage 4 in Galicia. In the mould of stage 3, Direct Energie's Lilian Calmejane, joined the escape and attacked for the stage win. Behind the young Frenchman; Darwin Atapuma held off the chase of the race favorites to take the overall lead.
Race Report: The summit finish of stage 3 of the 2016 Vuelta a España, allegedly, has the steepest bit of road ever ridden in the Spanish Grand Tour and that short piece of road showed the weaknesses in some of the top riders. There was a surprise solo win though, a good day for the French.
Race Report: Gianni Meersman emerged from a pack of non-sprinters to grab a first Grand Tour stage win on a slow opening day of the 2016 Vuelta a España. The leaders red jersey stayed with Team Sky, but is now on the shoulders of ex-World champion Michal Kwiatkowski.
The team ended a successful weekend of WorldTour racing in Sweden with Lotta Lepistö completing Sunday’s Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda in second place.
Race Report: Team Sky beat Movistar by a fraction of a second in the 28.7 kilometer team time trial stage 1 of the Vuelta a España in Castrel de Mino on Saturday and put Peter Kennaugh in to the first leader jersey.
Another super performance by Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team earned the riders the second spot on the podium in the Crescent Women World Cup Vargarda TTT. The result saw the team go two places better than last year’s fourth spot.
The 2016 Vuelta a España kicks off on Saturday with a 29.4km Team Time Trial. The Vuelta's 22 teams will depart from the Laias Health Resort and will arrive at the Castrelo de Miño Nautical Park, in the province of Ourense, after almost 30 flat kilometres.
Race Preview: Ed Hood moves from his review of the 2016 Vuelta a España 'Stats and Stages' to look at the pool of possible winners - The Protagonists. The list of top ten riders includes all the likely suspects, but who is fresh and who wants/needs the victory in Spain? Take your pick or go with Ed's Top Tip.
Race Preview: The final Grand Tour of the season starts on Saturday in Galicia and the 2016 Vuelta a España is looking to be the best of the three week races. Many of the star riders will be on the start line of a tough course - In part 1 of your preview, Ed Hood takes us through the Top Five stages and looks at the statistics of the Spanish stage race.
Racing in their national colors, Rally Cycling’s Jasmin Glaesser and Kirsti Lay helped the Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit squad win bronze at the Rio Olympics. One of the pre-race favorites, the Canadian team was comprised of Glaesser, Lay, Allison Beveridge, and Georgia Simmerling.