2014 Vuelta a Espana

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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Contador’s third place on first big mountain finish underlines possibility of Vuelta win

On Wednesday he said that his Vuelta a España chances were very much on the line and depended on a decent performance on the first real mountain summit finish of the race. “I’m sure that some riders are better than I am now and more explosive than me,” said Alberto Contador playing down his prospects. […]

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Valverde declares he’s working for Quintana despite stage win and race lead

Although he was the strongest rider on stage six of the Vuelta a España, winning the stage and taking over the red jersey of race leader, Alejandro Valverde has pledged his full support for his Movistar team-mate Nairo Quintana. Valverde underlined his form when he did much of the driving at the front on the […]

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Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes lead

Alejandro Valverde, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador showed that they have each got the form to battle for overall victory in the Vuelta a España, with the trio finishing first, second and third on Thursday’s first real summit finish of the race. Valverde impressed greatly on the final climb of Cumbres Verdes, driving the pace […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Degenkolb wins second consecutive Vuelta stage, Matthews retains overall lead; Ilya Davidenok wins stage 4 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez moves into the overall lead; Elisa Longo Borghini wins Trophee d’Or Feminin; Back-to-back stage wins for Mark Cavendish at Tour du Poitou-Charentes; Degenkolb […]

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Degenkolb nabs second consecutive Vuelta stage win, Bouhanni protest overruled

Repeating his victory of one day earlier, John Degenkolb tightened his grip on the green jersey when he sped to his second stage win of this year’s Vuelta a España on Wednesday. The Giant-Shimano rider shrugged off the slightly uphill gradient to the line in Ronda, sweeping past former world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing […]

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Degenkolb outpaces depleted main bunch to win stage four of Vuelta, Matthews holds red

Germany’s John Degenkolb notched up his first Grand Tour victory of the 2014 season, finishing well clear into Córdoba at the end of stage four of the Vuelta a España. The Giant-Shimano rider was by far the best out of a select group of riders thinned out by the day’s climbs, easily beating Vicente Reynes […]

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