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.
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.
Aug 27, 2015 - The madness of the Vuelta goes on: Nibali has gone just like Ben King's Garmin! We have all the news from Spain with race reports, results, rider quotes and video. We preview the GP Ouest France – Plouay and the contract news keep rolling in. To finish... a coffee or five, how many do the riders drink.
Race Report: Stage 5 was billed as a power sprinters stage finish and so it proved as Sagan and Degenkolb tussled for the win. What they didn’t see was the diminutive Caleb Ewan shoot past to demonstrate his future capabilities. Stage for Orica, but red jersey for Giant-Alpecin as Tom Dumoulin slipped into the lead by 1 second.
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.
Race Report: The Green Bullet himself, Alejandro Valverde, was the man in the right place at the right time to win today's haul into Vejer de la Frontera. As he so often seems to be, the Spanish veteran was just where he needed to be in the final meters of a steep finish to burst past Ireland's Nicolas Roche for the victory.
Race Report: On a day that saw continuing fall-out from yesterday’s crash and subsequent expulsions it was a refreshing change to get back to the usual early break and sprinters’ finish. The day belonged to the man who has tried and tried again to get a Grand Tour stage win and today he judged it to perfection: Aúpa Peter!
Aug 24, 2015 - Only two days into the 2015 Vuelta a España and it has been controversy all the way. The stage 1 team time trial course and the expulsion of Nibali on stage 2. We have all the results, reports and video from the Vuelta, USA Pro Challenge and the Vattenfall Cyclassics. Plus more contract news and video of the Nibali offence.
Race Report: The stage was decided on the hard and short finishing climb where Nario Quintana attacked first. He didn't have the timing though and as he wilted, Esteban Chaves came through for the biggest win of his career, the red jersey and all the other jerseys too. Nibali out of la Vuelta.
Race Report: It wasn't a classic but BMC were one of the few teams who went flat out in the 2015 Vuelta's stage 1 team time trial to take the victory and the first leader's jersey on a neutralized stage that means nothing to the overall.
2015 Vuelta a España start list and start times for the stage 1 team time trial in Puerto Banús.
Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling today announced its 2015 Vuelta a España roster.
Aug 20, 2015 - Only two days to wait for the third Grand Tour of the year. Mostly short and fast stages with summit finishes, but the sprinters also get a look in, here and there. News from la Vuelta, plus results, reports and video from the USA Pro Challenge and Zottegem. Close shave for Katusha and more contract news.
The third Grand Tour of the year starts on Saturday in Puerto Banús. From then on the Vuelta a España gets tougher as it works its way towards the climbs of Andorra and Asturias. Our most experienced GT follower, Ed Hood, runs his eye over the course and riders as the PEZ coverage starts to build.
Aug 17, 2015 - A very full EuroTrash Monday: Matt Brammeier back home, we round up the Eneco Tour, Tour de l’Ain and the Arctic Race of Norway with video, reports, rider quotes and results. More team up-dates from the Vuelta a España and the latest contract news.
Far from the fervor and the heat of the Tour de France that many riders are currently dealing with, some of the IAM Cycling riders who are not racing at the Tour are taking part in training camp at Bernina in Switzerland as a way to acclimate to altitude and regain some calm before the second half of the season.
The 2015 Vuelta a España route was unveiled last week, so our most experienced Grand Tour watcher, Ed Hood took a close look at the route and some background on la Vuelta. From the deep south to Andorra in the north and then back to Madrid, Ed crosses the plains and mountains of España.
Jan 15, 2015 - The EuroTrash bag is straining with the latest cycling news. Announcements from the Tour, Giro and Vuelta, plus the Tour Down Under, Qatar and San Luis. The riders and teams are also keeping us busy with news good and bad. A big Thursday coffee time.
Jan 12, 2015 - The EuroTrash bag is fit to burst! We take a quick look at the Vuelta course and report on the cross champs in Belgium and road champs in Oz. In other cycling news: lots of team updates, race news from Italy and Norway, the track from Canada and Switzerland and a bit of bike dance from Sagan. Big coffee.
Jan 08, 2015 - All the teams and races are getting rev'd up for the coming season and so we have all the latest news from: German TV, the Tour, Vuelta and Trentino, Giant-Alpecin, Bora, FDJ.fr, Cannondale and rider announcements from Petacchi, Wiggins, Kreuziger, Bulgac and Dumoulin. EuroTrash catch-up time!