Stuyven Wins Crash-Dominated Vuelta 8th Stage


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...]

Valverde Nips Sagan To Win Vuelta A Espana Stage 4


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...]

Injury Forces Burghardt’s Withdrawal From Vuelta A Espana

Malaga, Spain - Injuries sustained in a crash Sunday will prevent BMC Racing Team's Marcus Burghardt from starting Stage 3 of the Vuelta a España Monday. Burghardt badly hurt his left knee and suffered facial injuries in the crash, BMC Racing Team Dr. Daniele Zaccaria said. "X-rays proved negative," Dr. Zaccaria said, "but he had swelling on his knee that we tried to manage during the … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Vuelta A Espana Stage 3, Chaves Keeps Lead


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


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...]

Nibali Disqualified From Vuelta A Espana For A Car Tow


Caminito del Rey, Spain, Aug 23, 2015 (AFP) - Three-time Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali has been disqualified from Spain's Vuelta, race organisers confirmed on Sunday for being towed by his Astana team car during the second stage. The Italian had been one of a number of riders caught up in a crash 30 kilometres from the finish line of the 158.7km ride from Alhaurin de la Torre to … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Wins Vuelta a España Team Time Trial


Marbella, Spain - The BMC Racing Team captured Saturday's opening team time trial at the Vuelta a España as Peter Velits pulled on the first leader's red jersey of the three-week race. Powering their BMC timemachine TM01s along the flat, 7.4-kilometer course, five BMC Racing Team riders crossed the line in 8:10, one second faster than both runner-up Tinkoff-Saxo and ORICA-GreenEDGE in … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Closes In On 2014 Tour of Spain Title


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PUERTO DE ANCARES, Spain, Sept 13, 2014 (AFP) - Alberto Contador is on the brink of claiming a third Tour of Spain victory after winning Saturday's 20th and penultimate stage over 185.7km from Santo Estevo de Ribas to Puerto de Ancares. With only Sunday's 9.7km timetrial left, Contador is virtually certain to claim overall victory in Santiago de … [Read more...]

Adam Hansen Wins Tour of Spain Stage 19 With Perfect Attack

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN CANGAS, Spain, Sept 12, 2014 (AFP) - Australian Adam Hansen timed his attack to perfection to win the 180.5km 19th stage of the Vuelta a Espana from Salvaterra do Mino to Cangas do Morrazo on Friday. The 33-year-old Lotto-Belisol rider took off with just over 4km remaining and held off a charging peloton to win by 5sec to German John Degenkolb and … [Read more...]

Robert Gesink Withdrawals From Vuelta a Espana For Family Reasons

The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM is sad to announce that Robert Gesink will leave the Vuelta a España due to private circumstances. The Team Belkin leader chooses to rush to Holland to be with his family. “My pregnant wife has undergone surgery twice this past week. Her situation has not improved and she is still in the hospital. I will immediately leave the Vuelta to be with my family, who … [Read more...]