Contador seals Vuelta a España victory

Playing things cautiously rather than taking chances in the wet, technical conditions, Alberto Contador sealed victory in the Vuelta a España with a conservative ride in the final time trial in Santiago de Compostela. The Spaniard notched up the sixth Grand Tour win of his career at the end of the 9.7 kilometre test, celebrating […]


Contador speaks on eve of third Vuelta win: ‘The season has been incredible’

Alberto Contador is poised to take the third Vuelta a España and sixth Grand Tour of his career on Sunday, with the Spaniard further bolstering his race lead with his second mountaintop victory in the race. Speaking after dropping Chris Froome to win atop the Puerto de Ancares, Contador said that beating the Briton has […]


Contador sets up Vuelta GC win with victory on final mountain stage

Vuelta a España race leader Alberto Contador underlined what is surely his overall victory in the event when he raced to solo success on the final mountain stage of the race, the Puerto de Ancares. The Tinkoff Saxo rider resisted all of the expected attacks by closest rival Chris Froome (Sky) on the last climb, […]


Hansen triumphs on Vuelta stage 19: Adam is First Man into Cangas de Morrazo

Picking up a superb stage win in what is his tenth consecutive Grand Tour, Adam Hansen soloed into Cangas de Morrazo five seconds clear of a large chase group. The Lotto Belisol rider’s effort came when he jumped clear of a select group with just under five kilometres to go. The climb of the Alto […]


Brammeier riding well again, hoping to get back to competing in cycling’s top events

Now over health issues which hampered his form earlier this season and with strong showings to his credit in recent months, Matt Brammeier is hoping to return to some of the world’s biggest events next year. The four-time Irish road race champion has been competing this year with the Synergy Baku team and while he […]


Aru beats Froome to win stage 18 of Vuelta a España, Briton moves into second overall

Notching up his third Grand Tour stage win this year, Fabio Aru added to his stage victory in the Giro d’Italia and on stage 11 of the Vuelta a España when he raced to success on Thursday’s 18th stage. The young Italian attacked with just under four kilometres to go on the climb to Monte […]


Degenkolb insists he can become even stronger for world championships

He may have taken a quartet of stage wins and be poised to equal his five victories of two years ago, but John Degenkolb is insisting that he still has room to improve in terms of his condition. The Giant-Shimano sprinter is aiming to win the world championships in Ponferrada later this month; if he […]


Sprint victory earns Degenkolb fourth stage win, reinforces hold on green jersey

John Degenkolb clocked up his fourth stage victory of this year’s Vuelta a España at the end of stage 17 on Wednesday, blasting into A Coruña a bike length ahead of Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge) and Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing). The Giant Shimano rider’s success lines him up for a possible repeat of his […]


Valentin Iglinskiy provisionally suspended, fired by Astana after positive test for EPO

Astana rider Valentin Iglinskiy has been fired with immediate effect from the team, with the rider getting his marching orders after the UCI handed him a provisional suspension after a positive A test for EPO. The governing body disclosed Tuesday that the Kazakh rider was sidelined from the sport. “The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces […]


Uran out of Vuelta and will undergo specialist medical treatment to try to recover for worlds

He was one of the big contenders coming into the Vuelta a España but Rigoberto Uran’s race has ended five days early due to a worsening of the illness which has been affecting him in recent days. The Giro d’Italia runner-up finished second in the stage 10 time trial, beating all of the general classification […]