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Monday September 16, 2019
Vuelta Final Week: Ed Hood is sat in his 'virtual' Madrid cafe with a café con leche and a Veterano in front of him, along with Marca and AS to review the final week of la Vuelta a España 2019. There were a lot of new faces... and Alejandro Valverde. Who was hot and who was not?
Sunday September 15, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a España fell to Dutch National champion, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) in a close sprint with Irish champion, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe). Primož Roglič had no problems, and the Jumbo-Visma team leader won his first Grand Tour.
Saturday September 14, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took his third stage victory after a long solo, this put the Slovenian on the third step of the overall podium. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) guaranteed his win in the 2019 Vuelta a España. He had no problems on the last mountain stage, despite some attacks from Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
Friday September 13, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) took the win in the medieval streets of Toledo on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España on Friday. The Frenchman was part of the early break, then in the final 25 kilometres he attacked to go solo and hold off the peloton as they snapped at his heels. Primoz Roglic held the overall lead after a crash splintered the main bunch.
Thursday September 12, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: The penultimate mountain stage of la Vuelta was won by EF Education First's Sergio Higuita. The promising Colombian had lost twenty minutes on the road to Guadalajara yesterday, but today he soloed to victory. Miguel Ángel López (Astana) provided the fireworks, causing Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) to lose time.
Wednesday September 11, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Philippe Gilbert took his second stage win in the 2019 Vuelta a España. Stage 17 split into echelons causing problems for the GC teams. At the finish it looked like Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) had the stage in the bag, but Gilbert swooped past for the win. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took advantage of making it into the front group to move into second place overall.
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Vuelta Rest Day No.2: The Vuelta a España has a reputation for excitement and the last seven stages have lived up to it... and some. Ed Hood is in his 'virtual' Burgos café pondering the middle week of the Spanish Grand Tour over a café con leche and a large Veterano by Osborne. Vuelta catch-up time....
Monday September 9, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Jakob Fuglsang won stage 16 of the Vuelta a España on the summit of the Alto de la Cubilla. The experienced Dane of the Astana team was the strongest from the early break after a tough 145 kilometres of climbing. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) attacked the other favourites.
Sunday September 8, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Another crazy day on the Vuelta a España saw the victory go to Jumbo-Visma's Sepp Kuss. On the mountain stage 15 to Santuario del Acebo, the American climber was the best from the 'Break of the Day'. Behind; the favourites tested each other again and Primoz Roglic followed an attack by Alejandro Valverde to extended his lead over the rest of the top men.
Saturday September 7, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Bora-Hansgrohe's Sam Bennett won the Vuelta'19 stage 14 in a crash marred final. The Irishman was by far the fastest on the slightly up-hill sprint-finish. Maximiliano Richeze (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) was second ahead of Tosh van der Sande (Lotto Soudal) in third. A big crash in the last kilometre finished the stage early for many riders.
Friday September 6, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: The finalé of a crazy day on stage 13 saw two Slovenian riders blast the others off their wheels on the climb of Los Machucos. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took his second stage win in the Vuelta, he and his fellow countryman, overall leader, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) rode away from the other favourites on the steep ramps, and then won the sprint.
Thursday September 5, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Philippe Gilbert won the twelfth stage of the Vuelta a España with a bold move in the final kilometres. Gilbert was part of a large escape group, the ex-World champion attacked on the steep Alto de Arraiz to solo to the stage victory in Bilbao. The peloton split with the top GC men finishing a couple of minutes for no changes in the overall.
Wednesday September 4, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Home Basque rider, Mikel Iturria, gave his Euskadi-Murias a much needed win on the eleventh stage of the Vuelta a España. In the stage to Urdax, the Spaniard crossed the line solo after a blood-curdling duel with the remains of the early break, which had been given a free pass for the day by the peloton. The GC men finished 18 minutes later.
Tuesday September 3, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Jumbo-Visma's Primož Roglič was the big favourite to win the individual time trial and take the lead of the 2019 Vuelta a España. The Slovenian was by far the fastest on the difficult and technical course to Pau in southern France. Roglič now leads the Spanish Grand Tour by 1:52 from World champion, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
Monday September 2, 2019
Vuelta Rest Day No.1: The first nine days of the 2019 Vuelta a España are now just dust, or in the case of stage 9 in Andorra - mud! Ed Hood is in a virtual Andorran café to review the Spanish action so far and give us his unique view on the Grand Tour as it takes its first rest day in the Pyrenees.
Sunday September 1, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) won the short Andorra stage 9 in a grand manner. The 20-year-old Slovenian attacked the final climb to Cortals d'Encamp, three kilometres from the finish Pogacar jumped from the wheel of Nairo Quintana (Movistar). Quintana took over the red jersey from Nicolas Edet (Cofidis).
Saturday August 31, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Sunweb's Nikias Arndt won a rain-soaked stage 8 of the Vuelta a España. The German was the strongest rider of the early break that splashed its way in to Igualada after 166.9 kilometres. Frenchman Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) moved into the overall lead with 3 minutes on Miguel Ángel López of Astana.
Friday August 30, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: World champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España after a battle royal on the steep finalé of the Mas de la Costa. Valverde out-sprinted Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) just ahead of Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and teammate Nairo Quintana. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) couldn't follow, so López is back in the red jersey.
Thursday August 29, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) won the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España. The Spanish rider was the best on the tough final in Ares del Maestrat, a third category climb. Herrada defeated his escape companion Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), who was more interested in taking the overall lead. Teuns replaced Astana's Miguel Ángel López in the red jersey.
Wednesday August 28, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Ángel Madrazo (Burgos-BH) won stage 5 of the Vuelta a España to the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre. He rode away from teammate Jetse Bol and José Herrada (Cofidis) - the stage long break. Miguel Ángel López (Astana) took over the red leader's jersey from Nicolas Roche (Sunweb), who crossed the finish line 1:30 after the Colombian.