2014 Vuelta a Espana

Vuelta a España climbing speeds: how should we interpret the data?

This year’s Vuelta a España saw an outcome the bookies didn’t anticipate several weeks beforehand; Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) went from being a rider originally not even listed in the betting odds to one who took the final red jersey of overall winner. The Spaniard bounced back from a fractured leg to prove himself as […]


Vuelta a España in photos: stages 17 to 21

For the third time in his career, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) has been crowned the winner of the Vuelta a España. As the curtain closes on the final Grand Tour of the year, be sure to check out the following photos from the last five stages of the Vuelta, courtesy of Jim Fryer and Iri Greco […]


Michael Matthews on worlds: “We’ll play cards on both our strengths”

Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship medal to that tally, either for himself or for one of his Australia team-mates. The green and gold squad is expected to mount a very strong campaign this year, with former world […]


Contador seals Vuelta a España victory, Malori wins final-stage ITT

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 […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Fabio Aru wins his second stage at this year’s Vuelta, Chris Froome moves into second overall; Matthias Brandle claims stage 5 victory at the Tour of Britain; Vadim Galeyev wins stage 3 of the Tour of China II, takes overall lead; Sven Nys, Meredith Miller […]


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 […]