Best of 2016 Vuelta Roadside: The 2016 Vuelta a España is in the Comunidad Valenciana and so we had to send our 'local' to see what was going on. This will be Alastair Hamilton's 15th Spanish Grand Tour and it sounds like he has not lost any love for the race in the sun.
Dec 05, 2016 - Belgian race organizers fall out over dates - TOP STORY. Full weekend of cyclocross with the two top men sharing the victories, reports and video. Other cycling news: Katusha-Alpecin team launch, Tour de Yorkshire announced, Lotto Soudal, Will Routley and Tom Veelers retire, Cycling Academy sign riders and DS, Lang to Roth, De Maar to China, WM3 Pro on Ridley, clean Vuelta'16 and no Tour de France for Portsmouth in 2019.
Lowdown: Nairo Quintana has won his second Grand Tour, executed with perfect tactics and climbing strength. Lee Rodgers takes a look at the story behind the 2016 Vuelta a España victory and Power Meter Gate, time limits and other race 'assistance'. The Vuelta Lowdown.
Vuelta Best Moments: The third Grand Tour of the year is over and the chat in the PEZ virtual office has been fairly unanimous... The 2016 Vuelta a España has been an all-round success. The question is, why? Here is the PEZ Crew's best moments from the best tour of the year.
The Vuelta Espana brought spectacular thrills. Sidi champions confirmed themselves as major players once again in the third and last major stage race of the season.
Sept 12, 2016 - The best Grand Tour of the year is over and we have all reports, results, rider quotes and video from the last stages of the Vuelta. Busy weekend; we also have all the action from the Tour of Britain, Québec and Montreal (with video). In other cycling news: Paris-Tours teams, rider contracts at Gazprom-RusVelo, Giant-Alpecin, Etixx - Quick-Step and Trek-Segafredo. Lots to get through in EuroTrash Monday.
Race Report: The final stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España to the center of Madrid was always going to be for the sprinters and there was no surprise when young Magnus Cort Nielsen took his second Spanish stage win. Nairo Quintana finished safely in the peloton for his second Grand Tour win.
Vuelta Roadside: Stage 20 was billed as the showdown for the 2016 Vuelta a España with a serous climb to sort out the final result. The sting was taken out of the finalé tail due to the stage 19 time trial result, but it was still a day of action. Al Hamilton, our man Roadside, was in the mountains to soak up the crazy atmosphere.
Race Report: Nairo Quintana is poised to win the Vuelta a España after holding off Chris Froome in the final mountain stage won by Pierre Latour. The Briton attacked repeatedly in the finalé on the Alto de Aitana, but could never drop the red jersey, who, barring a crash, will win his second Grand Tour
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.
It was no surprise that Chris Froome posted a blistering time on today's 37km individual time trial from Xabia to Calp on the Mediterranean coast, but his grab of 2:16 seconds over race leader Nairo Quintana was a stunner, and sets up a thrilling finale tomorrow.
Vuelta Roadside: The Vuelta a España moves on and our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton has moved down the coast to catch the sprint finish of stage 18 in the seaside town of Gandia. There was also the publicity caravan and all it has to offer!
Race Report: Magnus Cort Nielsen timed it beautifully to win the bunch sprint and his first Grand Tour stage, and the third of this race for his Orica-Bike-Exchange team, while the, the main men (and most of the race in fact) played it cool today and hid in the bunch.
Sept 08, 2016 - The excitement of the Vuelta continues and it looks like it will come down to a battle on the final day's time trial and mountain stage. We catch up with reports, results, quotes and video. The Tour of Britain is also in full swing and we give it the full treatment. Other cycling news: Canadian Classics, Reading 120, European Championships and rider contracts.
Race Report: Mathias Frank took a courageous win atop the Alto Mas de la Costa as he went clear with 30km left to ride and held off a storming ride from Gesink to secure another victory for the disbanding IAM Cycling team, on the 17th stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España.
Race Report: It was always destined to be a sprint finish in the coastal town of Peñiscola and once the obligatory breakaway had been reeled in it came down to a fight between the sprint teams. Danniele Bennati almost outfoxed the whole race but he was overhauled with 200m to run and 'Jempy' Drucker came shooting past.
Sept 05, 2016 - The Vuelta a España exploded at the weekend as all hell let loose in the Pyrenees. We have all the news from Spain with results, quotes and video. Plus the Tour of Britain, Tour des Fjords, GP de Fourmies and the Brussels Cycling Classic action. Other cycling news: Rider contracts and Peter Sagan starts 2017 Down Under.
Race Report: Gianluca Brambilla started stage 15 with an attack and finished it with a stage victory. In between he was part of a decisive breakaway which featured race leader Nairo Quintana and GC contender Alberto Contador. It was one of the best stages of the year.
Race Report: It was a day full of action and one that didn’t disappoint as Robert Gesink won his team’s first stage in this year’s Vuelta atop the famous Col d’Aubisque. Not far behind, Simon Yates had seen his team put a super plan into action and he came close to outsmarting everyone else on the day. As it was, he rode himself into a podium position in the general classification.
Race Report: Valerio Conti took advantage of the rolling finale to go clear from a 12 man break as the peloton took the day off behind. Stage 13 was the extra rest day the peloton didn't take on Thursday and so they finished over half an hour behind the Lampre-Merida rider. Tomorrow on the Aubisque will be different.
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