The 21 Stages Of The 2014 Tour of Spain

MADRID, Jan 11, 2014 (AFP) - Here is a list of the 21 stages of the 2014 Tour of Spain, as revealed by race organizers on Saturday: Stage 1: Saturday, August 23 - Jerez de la Frontera, 12.6 kilometre (7.5 mile) team time-trial Stage 2: Sunday, August 24 - Algeciras to San Fernando, 174.4km Stage 3: Monday, August 25 - Cadiz to Arcos de la Frontera, 188km Stage 4: Tuesday, … [Read more...]

2014 Tour of Spain To End In Santiago de Compostela

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MADRID, Jan 11, 2014 (AFP) - The 2014 Tour of Spain will finish with a 10km individual time-trial in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, organizers revealed on Saturday in a change from the usual procession through Madrid on the final stage of the race. Having attracted a fearsome reputation for the number and severity of its mountain climbs in recent years, the overall … [Read more...]

American Chris Horner Becomes Oldest Winner of Vuelta

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MADRID, Sept 15, 2013 - American Chris Horner became the oldest ever winner of a cycling grand tour as the 41-year-old rubber stamped his victory in the Tour of Spain in Madrid on Sunday. Australian Michael Matthews won the 21st stage of the race around the capital's city centre in a bunch sprint ahead of American Tyler Farrar and German Nikias Arndt. Horner finished 47th but … [Read more...]

Kenny Elissonde Takes Penultimate Stage, Horner Extends Lead

American Chris Horner moved to within touching distance of becoming the oldest ever winner of a grand tour as he extended his lead in the Tour of Spain to 37 seconds in Saturday's penultimate stage. Frenchman Kenny Elissonde took the 142.2km 20th stage from Aviles to Alto de L'Angliru ahead of Horner in second and Alejandro Valverde in third. However, the 41-year-old Horner pulled … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali In Red, Kiryienka Wins Vuelta 18th Stage

MADRID, Sept 12, 2013 (AFP) - Italian Vincenzo Nibali clung on to his narrow lead of the Tour of Spain after a grueling 18th stage on Thursday. Sky's Belarusian rider Vasil Kiryienka won the stage after breaking away at the end of the 186.5km ride from Burgos to Pena Cabarga that featured five categorised climbs, including a tricky final ascent. Kiriyenka's breakaway to the summit … [Read more...]

Bauke Mollema Wins Vuelta Stage 17, Nibali Retains Lead

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MADRID, Sept 11, 2013 (AFP) - Dutch rider Bauke Mollema of the Belkin team won the 17th stage of the Tour of Spain in Burgos on Thursday as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall race leader's red jersey. Mollema, 26, attacked at the end of the 189-km ride from Calahorra to take the stage win ahead of Sky's Norwegian rider Edvald Boasson Hagen and Argentina's Maximiliano Richeze, … [Read more...]

Warren Barguil Wins His Second Vuelta Stage, Nibali Loses Time

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HUESCA, Spain, Sept 09, 2013 (AFP) - Frenchman Warren Barguil clinched his second stage win in four days as race leader Vincenzo Nibali's advantage was substantially reduced in the Tour of Spain on Monday. Barguil somehow held on to win a photo finish with Colombian Rigoberto Uran as Poland's Bartosz Huzarski took third on the 146.8km 16th stage from Graus to Sallent de Gallego. … [Read more...]

Daniele Ratto Takes Stage 14, Basso and Sanchez Abandon Race

Italian rider Daniele Ratto broke away to seal the 14th stage of the Tour of Spain in awful weather conditions on Saturday as his compatriot Vincenzo Nibali extended his lead in the overall classification. Cannondale's Ratto led from start to finish on the 155.7km ride from Baga to Andorra as he was part of an early five-man breakaway group and then took to the front on his own with … [Read more...]

Warren Barguil Claims Stage 13 of the Tour of Spain

French youngster Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano) broke clear in the final kilometre of Friday's 169km ride from Valls to Castelldefels to claim the 13th stage of the Tour of Spain. The 21-year-old was part of a breakaway group of 10 that controlled the second half of the stage but he made the telling break to seize his first professional stage win ahead of Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2R) and … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Wins Stage 12, Nibali Maintains Lead

TARRAGONA, Spain, Sept 05, 2013 (AFP) - Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert (BMC) edged out Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) in a sprint finish to take the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday. Boasson Hagen looked set for victory in the 164.2km ride from Maella to Tarragona after being led to within sight of the line by teammate Rigoberto Uran. But Gilbert produced a late surge to … [Read more...]