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Sports Fiction: Almost As Strange As Reality

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Nibali Gets Vuelta Victory, Farrar Takes Final Stage

MADRID - Italian Vincenzo Nibali, of Liquigas, claimed overall victory in the Tour of Spain Sunday after a 21st and final stage won by American sprinter Tyler Farrar. Nibali, a 25-year-old all-rounder from Sicily, becomes the first Italian since Marco Giovannetti in 1990 to win the three-week race. He succeeds Spaniard Alejandro Valverde as race champion. The Italian finished with … [Read more...]

Euskaltel Can And Will Control Tour of Spain, Says Anton

ALTAFULLA, Spain - Spanish rider Igor Anton, the leader of the Tour of Spain after the first week of racing, said on Monday his Euskaltel team can control the race. "The team deserves kudos, we have proven that we can control the race," he told a news conference in Altafulla near the northeastern city of Tarragona from where the 10th stage of Tour of Spain will depart on Tuesday. "I do … [Read more...]

Alessandro Petacchi Forced To Withdrawl From Tour of Spain

From the joy of the victory to the sadness of a withdrawal in only two days: that's what happened to Alessandro Petacchi, who had won the 6th stage and today had to quit the 8th stage of Vuelta a Espana. The sprinter by Lampre-Farnese Vini left the race after 47 km from the start in Calpe, because of the consequences of the crash that saw him involved in the early kilometres of yesterday … [Read more...]

Lopez Wins Stage 9, As Anton Retains Tour of Spain Lead

ALCOY, Spain- Spanish rider David Lopez of Caisse d'Epargne won the mountainous ninth stage of the Tour of Spain on Sunday while his compatriot Igor Anton retained the overall race leader's red jersey. Lopez crossed the finish line on his own after breaking away from a small group of leaders with some five kilometers to go in the 187.7-km ride between Calpe to Alcoy in southeastern … [Read more...]

Anton Takes Lead On Tragedy-Hit Tour of Spain, Moncoutie Takes Stage

XORRET DE CATI - Spanish rider Igor Anton took the overall leader's red jersey after the first mountainous stage of the tragedy-hit Tour of Spain Saturday which was won by France's David Moncoutie. Moncoutie of Cofidis finished the eighth stage of the race, a 190-kilometer ride from Villena to Xorret de Cati that included five mountain passes, in 5hrs, 14min and 32sec, 54sec ahead of nearest … [Read more...]

Team Sky Withdrawls From Vuelta a Espana

Team Sky has pulled out of the Vuelta a España following the death of Txema González. The popular and widely-respected Team Sky carer died in hospital in Seville on Friday evening, at the age of 43. The withdrawal, announced by Team Principal Dave Brailsford, was taken by the team and supported by the family. The Vuelta organisers and UCI have been informed. Speaking for Team Sky, … [Read more...]

Hushovd Wins Sixth Stage of Tour of Spain

MURCIA, Spain - Norwegian sprint specialist Thor Hushovd won the sixth stage of the Tour of Spain here on Thursday, while Belgium's Philippe Gilbert retained the overall leader's red jersey. The Cervelo rider beat Italy's Daniele Bennati and Slovenia's Grega Bole to the line in a mass sprint at the end of the 151-kilometer ride from Caravaca de la Cruz to Murcia in southeastern Spain. Fourth … [Read more...]

Farrar Wins Stage 5 At Tour of Spain, Gilbert Retains Lead

LORCA, Spain - American Tyler Farrar won the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday in a sprint finish, while Belgium's Philippe Gilbert retained the overall leader's red jersey. The Garmin-Transitions rider beat Spain's Koldo Fernandez to the line at the end of the 198.8-kilometer course from Guadix to Lorca in southeastern Spain. Third was Britain's Mark Cavendish. It … [Read more...]

Gilbert Sees Red As He Wins Third Stage

MALAGA - Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert won the third stage of the Tour of Spain on Monday, a 157.3 kilometres ride from Marbella to here and took the overall leader's red jersey. The 28-year-old - a two-time winner of the prestigious Paris-Tours race - broke clear in the final kilometres and came home 14 seconds clear of Spaniard Joaquin Rodriguez. "The target was to win the stage so … [Read more...]