2014 Vuelta a Espana

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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Winner Anacona claims Vuelta stage 9, Quintana into the overall lead; Pawel Bernas leads Tour of China I after stage 1 win, Mattia Gavazzi takes stage 2; Sylvain Chavanel wins GP Ouest France – Plouay; Lucinda Brand leads Rabo-Liv 1-2-3 at GP de Plouay-Bretagne World […]


Anacona wins stage 9, Quintana profits from Contador attack

Making a move in search of the race leader’s red jersey but having to settle for the stage win, Winner Anacona (Lampre-Merida) raced to an excellent victory on the Vuelta a España’s summit finish at Aramón Valdelinares. The Colombian rider lived up to his name when he proved strongest out of a 31man break which […]


Froome says red jersey could take time to come, Contador downplays importance of stage nine finish

Two of the Vuelta a España’s two big pre-race favourites, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, have both suggested that today’s big summit finish of Aramón Valdelinares may have a limited effect in determining the final overall winner of the race. While the final climb is a first category ascent and is 1445 metres above sea […]


Stephens, Matthews concerned at Bouhanni sprint; race judges were split on decision

Orica GreenEdge directeur sportif Neil Stephens has confirmed that the team had issues with the manoeuvre by Nacer Bouhanni inside the final 50 metres of Saturday’s stage of the race, a sideways swerve which forced Michael Matthews to back off on his sprint and may have cost him the win. Matthews was the only rider […]


Bouhanni takes his second Vuelta stage with verve and a swerve

Taking a somewhat meandering route to the line, Nacer Bouhanni nonetheless emerged as the winner of stage eight of the Vuelta a España on Saturday in Albacete. The FDJ sprinter jumped early, catching out Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and green jersey wearer John Degenkolb (Giant Shimano), and opening a gap of two lengths on stage three […]


De Marchi jumps out of four man break to win stage seven of Vuelta a España

Cannondale rider Alessandro de Marchi soloed to victory on the seventh stage of the Vuelta a España, with the Italian emerging from a four man breakaway which went clear inside the first 40 kilometres of the race. De Marchi had been with Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp), Johan Tschopp (IAM Cycling) and Herbert Dupont (Ag2r La Mondiale) […]


Dan Martin on Vuelta’s points jersey: ‘I just have to be consistent in the hunt for stage wins’

Speaking after the end of stage seven of the Vuelta a España, Dan Martin didn’t realise he was still sitting fourth in the points classification. Once told he was, he sounded pleasantly surprised. Martin jumped clear inside the final kilometre of the stage and had a gap on the peloton behind by the line. He […]


Froome bounces back after crash, gains time on main rivals

His day started with a scare when he hit the deck prior to stage seven’s first climb, briefly putting him over a minute behind the other general classification contenders, but Chris Froome ultimately turned things around well to gain time on his rivals. The Team Sky rider chased back to the peloton after his fall […]


Vuelta a Espana in photos: stages 4 to 6

With nearly a week of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana now completed, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) is back in the overall lead having won on the uphill finish to stage 6. The race is wonderfully poised ahead of the tough second week, with the general classification favourites already coming to the fore. We hope you enjoy […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes back the lead; Dylan Teuns wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez retains overall lead; Contador showing good form with third place on Vuelta’s first mountain stage; Despite […]