Dumoulin Pips Froome To Win Vuelta Stage Nine, Takes Overall Lead

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Cumbre del Sol, Spain, Aug 30, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin edged out Chris Froome in a frantic finale to claim victory and the overall race lead on the ninth stage of Spain's Vuelta on Sunday. The Giant-Alpecin rider accelerated past Froome on the final 100m of a category one climb to the finish of the 168.3km stage from Torrevieja to Cumbre del Sol to win in a time of 4hr … [Read more...]

Stuyven Wins Crash-Dominated Vuelta 8th Stage

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By Kieran CANNING Murcia, Spain, Aug 29, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian Jasper Stuyven took victory despite suffering a broken bone in his wrist on the eighth stage of Spain's Vuelta on a day dominated by high-profile crashes. Ireland's Dan Martin, who was lying third in the overall classification overnight, and American Tejay van Garderen were forced to withdraw from … [Read more...]

Lindeman Wins Vuelta Stage 7 As Froome Struggles In Heat

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Alto de Capileira, Spain, Aug 28, 2015 (AFP) - Dutch rider Bert Jan Lindeman won Friday's seventh stage of Spain's Vuelta at La Alpujarra summit during a first stage in the mountains which proved gruelling for Britain's Chris Froome. The Lotto-Jumbo rider withstood the searing Andalusian heat, powering ahead of Belarusian Ilia Koshevoy of Lampre and Italy's Fabio Aru of Astana at … [Read more...]

Chaves Claims Vuelta Stage 6, And Regains Overall Lead

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By Kieran CANNING Sierra de Cazorla, Spain, Aug 27, 2015 (AFP) - Colombia's Esteban Chaves regained the lead of Spain's Vuelta by claiming his second victory of the race in Thursday's sixth stage. Chaves attacked for the line with just over two kilometres left on the 200.3km ride from Cordoba to Sierra de Cazorla to take victory from Ireland's Dan Martin and … [Read more...]

Aussie Ewan Claims Landmark Vuelta Win, Dumoulin Gets Lead

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alcala de Guadaira, Spain, Aug 26, 2015 (AFP) - Caleb Ewan celebrated the biggest win of his career on Wednesday, the 21-year-old Australian claiming the fifth stage of Spain's Vuelta with Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin the new overall leader. Ewan, tackling his debut Vuelta, prevailed in a dash for the line after a 167.5 kilometre ride from Rota to Alcala de Guadaira. His teammate, … [Read more...]

Valverde Nips Sagan To Win Vuelta A Espana Stage 4

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By Kieran CANNING Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, Aug 25, 2015 (AFP) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde claimed victory on the fourth stage of Spain's Vuelta on Tuesday as Slovakia's Peter Sagan again had to settle for second place. Sagan won his first Grand Tour stage for two years on Monday after finishing second five times at the Tour de France last month, but … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Vuelta A Espana Stage 3, Chaves Keeps Lead

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Málaga, Spain, Aug 24, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan claimed his first Grand Tour stage victory in two years on the third stage of the Spain's Vuelta on Monday. The 25-year-old Saxo-Tinkoff rider edged out France's Nacer Bouhanni and German John Degenkolb in a sprint to the line at the end of the 158.4km ride from Mijas to Malaga in time of 4hr 06min 46sec. Colombia's Esteban … [Read more...]

Chavez Takes Vuelta A Espana Lead, As Nibali Gets Kicked Out

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Caminito del Rey, Spain, Aug 23, 2015 (AFP) - The 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali was disqualified from Spain's Vuelta on Sunday for being towed by his team car while Colombian Esteban Chaves claimed the second stage and overall lead. Italy's Nibali, a three-time Grand Tour winner, had been one of a number of riders caught up in a crash 30 kilometres from the finish line of … [Read more...]

Dennis Pads Lead With Another USA Pro Challenge Stage 5 Win

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Breckenridge, Colorado - Rohan Dennis of the BMC Racing Team increased his overall lead at the USA Pro Challenge Friday with a dominating performance in the individual time trial. The BMC Racing Team's winningest rider on the year powered his BMC timemachine TM01 to a 27-second victory over Rob Britton (Team SmartStop). BMC Racing Team's Brent Bookwalter finished third, 31 seconds back, and … [Read more...]

Dennis Puts on The Hurt to Take Stage 4 of The USA Pro Challenge

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Rohan Dennis Puts on The Hurt to Take Stage 4 of The USA Pro Challenge and Locks in Yellow Jersey for Fourth Straight Day for BMC Racing Team Breckenridge, CO. (August 20, 2015) – Rohan Dennis of BMC Racing Team took his first win since winning the opening stage of the Tour de France last month and secured the leader’s jersey for BMC Racing Team. Wednesday’s 126-mile ride from Aspen to … [Read more...]