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SEARCH TAG / TERM: vuelta-a-espana

  • Friday September 9, 2016

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    Vuelta Roadside: Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, had the excitement of following a rider in the time trial stage 19 down the Costa Blanca to the rock of Calpe. Chris Froome rode out of his skin for the stage win and get a bit closer to race leader Nairo Quintana, and PEZ was there to take it all in.

  • Sunday September 13, 2015

    Madrid - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin) pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 21 from  Alcala de Henares to Madrid - photo IN/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    Race Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a España was always going to end in a bunch sprint and John Degenkolb wanted that win more than anything. In the peloton Fabio Aru was ecstatic as he crossed the line for his Grand Tour win, the first of many. Shelley Olds took the Challenge Madrid in an exciting sprint.

  • Saturday September 12, 2015

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    Race Report: Ruben Plaza took a brilliant stage win more deserving of 1915 rather than 2015 as he went clear for 100km by himself. Behind him Fabio Aru and Astana finally managed to distance Dumoulin and take the GC victory.

  • Friday September 11, 2015

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    Race Report: It was a case of two races on the road today and one of the most attacking men of this Vuelta - Alexis Gougeard (Ag2r) finally played it perfectly and took a superb win into the ancient city of Ávila.  In the overall Movistar tried- and failed - to break the will of Tom Dumoulin as they headed towards the cobbled climb into the stage finish.

  • Thursday September 10, 2015

    Riaza - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) - Haimar Zubeldia (Trek Factory Racing)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 18 from Roa to Riaza - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    Race Report: Astana’s Fabio Aru has to take the race to overall leader Tom Dumoulin if he wants to claw back the 3 seconds he need for the final win. The Sardinian attacked and attacked again, but he could not shake the big Dutchman. At the head of the race Nico Roche and Haimar Zubeldia sprinted it out for the stage honors, with Roche taking the victory.

  • Wednesday September 9, 2015

    Burgos - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant - Alpecin)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 17 from Burgos to Burgos - ITT - Induvidual Time Trial - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2015

    Race Report: On a Burgos time test parcours for the big, strong men it was Netherlands Giant, Tom Dumoulin who was biggest and strongest to take the stage by a minute plus from Maciej Bodnar; the Dutchman also grabbed the red jersey of leadership from home boy Joaquim Rodriguez.

  • Tuesday September 8, 2015

    Utrecht - Netherlands - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant - Alpecin) pictured during  le Tour de France 2015 - stage 1 - from Utrecht to Utrecht  - ITT - Time trial Individual - contre le montre 13, 8 km on saturday 04-07-2015 - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    Vuelta Lowdown: Lee Rodgers is back from his short break and he has the Spanish Grand Tour in his cross hairs. As always Lee gives us his unique lowdown on the good and the bad from la Vuelta. Nibali, Sagan, Oleg and the UCI all come under the Rodgers microscope on the second rest day.

  • Monday September 7, 2015

    Ermita de Alba Quiros - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Frank Schleck (Team Trek Factory Racing) pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 16 from Luarca to Ermita de Alba Quiros - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    Race Report: Seven categorized climbs with a summit finish, the perfect day for the climbers to rid themselves of Tom Dumoulin before the time trial. Frank Schleck won the stage, at one point his group had a lead of 22 minutes, but the Luxemburger held out for the win.

  • Sunday September 6, 2015

    Sotres Cabrales - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Team Katusha)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 15 from    Comillas to Sotres Cabrales - photo Sabine Jacob/Cor Vos © 2015

    Race Report: The stage started quickly with a 9 man break going clear. After letting a stage win go to a break in the last two days the climbers were desperate to take this stage win for themselves. Joaquin Rodriguez timed his attack to perfection and took his first win in this year's Vuelta, but missed out on red by one second.

  • Saturday September 5, 2015

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    BMC's Alessandro De Marchi (BMC) took a brilliant win atop the mist-shrouded summit of Alto Campoo, dueling and dropping his breakaway mates, while Aru, Quintana the rest of the GC big boys battled in royale fashion.

  • Friday September 4, 2015

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    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.

  • Thursday September 3, 2015

    Lleida  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -   Danny Van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing - John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin) - Tosh Van Der Sande (Team Lotto Soudal)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 12 from Escaldes - Engordany to Lleida - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    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.

  • Wednesday September 2, 2015

    Cortals d¥Encamp  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Mikel Landa (Astana) pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 11 from  Andorra la Vella to Cortals d¥Encamp - photo IB/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    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.

  • Tuesday September 1, 2015

    Castellon  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant - Alpecin) pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 10 from Valencia to Castellon - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    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.

  • Monday August 31, 2015

    Castellon  - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme -  Kristian Sbaragli (MTN - Qhubeka)  pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 10 from Valencia to Castellon - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    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.

  • Sunday August 30, 2015

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    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.

  • Sunday August 30, 2015

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    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.

  • Sunday August 30, 2015

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    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.

  • Saturday August 29, 2015

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    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.

  • Thursday August 27, 2015

    Sierra de Cazorla - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - radsport - cyclisme - Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Orica - GreenEdge)   pictured during La Vuelta 2015 Stage 6 from Cordoba to Sierra de Cazorla - photo LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2015

    Race Report: Orica-GreenEDGE did it again with one of its ‘Young Guns’ and this time is was Esteban Chaves who kicked his way to another stage win and to recapture the overall lead from Tom Dumoulin in 3rd place. Another perfect opportunity for an Orica man to swoop to victory as the Vuelta throws up yet more excitement.

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