Lee Rodgers has changed his mind on the excitement of the Vuelta, due to the efforts of the young riders who have been battling over the final red jersey. But all is not well in the wider World - Actor Ben Foster has admitted to taking PED's to emulate Lance Armstrong in the film 'The Program'. The old and the new face of cycling.
Sept 14, 2015 - Young Fabio Aru won a very tough Vuelta a España with a refreshing attacking style. We have all the results, rider quotes and video from Spain. The Tour of Britain and the WorldTour races in Québec and Montréal also feature in today's very full EUROTRASH Monday. Large coffee time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept 10, 2015 - Tom Dumoulin hammered round Burgos and took back the overall lead in the Vuelta. We have all the results, rider quotes and video from Spain and the Tour of Britain, plus a report from the Tour of Alberta. More contract news, Giro '16 time trial in Chianti, medical up-date on Kris Boeckmans and some Vuelta music.
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.
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.
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.
Sept 7, 2015 - Joaquim Rodriguez has moved to 1 second behind Fabio Aru in the Vuelta and all is set for the decisive final week. We have all the reports, results and video from Spain and also Brussels, Britain and Fourmies. Plus contract news, Saitama Criterium, no Worlds for Cancellara, US Worlds team and that Peter Sagan crash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept 03, 2015 - Yet another Tinkoff-Saxo rider is forced out of the Vuelta due to a moto, will the UCI do anything? We look at all the happenings from Spain. Plus the Tour de l'Avenir, the Schaal Sels, contract news, Bianchi bikes and an update on Kris Boeckmans. What does Ian Boswell have in his Vuelta suit case?
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.
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.
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.
Aug 31, 2015 - Tom Dumoulin surprised everyone and himself on Sunday with his climbing form. He won the stage and took back the overall lead from Esteban Chaves. All the video, race reports, results and quotes from Spain and the GP Plouay. We also have rider contract news. Can Dumoulin win the Vuelta?