Gilbert: Sometimes I've won two stages at the Vuelta a Espana and sometimes I've won nothing

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) is holding out hope that he can pull off the stage win he has been hunting at this year's Vuelta a Espana. As the race enters its second half, the Belgian champion says there are possibly two more chances for him to post a victory salute and one of those will be on Thursday's stage 12 from Los Corrales de Buelna to Bilbao. "The goal was to win a stage, and...
Via Cycling News
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Vuelta a Espana: Quintana takes it steady after losing mountain duel

Vuelta a España leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) said that despite losing against Chris Froome (Sky) on the Peña Cabarga ascent he remains fully optimistic about his chances in the longer term battle. Quintana and Movistar made much of the running on the early part of the ascent, and when Quintana loped away, passing and catching Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange), Froome was...
Via Cycling News
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Quintana takes Spanish Vuelta lead, Lagutin wins 8th stage

LA CAMPERONA, Spain (AP) Nairo Quintana successfully attacked Chris Froome on the demanding summit finish of the Spanish Vuelta's eighth stage to take over the lead of the grand tour on Saturday. Sergey Lagutin of Russia won the 181.5-kilometer (113-mile) stage from Villalpando finishing at the category-one La Camperona summit in just over four hours. It was the Katusha rider...
Via Associated Press
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Van Genechten wins Vuelta 7th stage, Contador crashes

PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain (AP) Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta's seventh stage on Friday after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line. Contador's front wheel caught on another bike in a tight pack making a turn, sending the three-time Vuelta winner into the temporary barrier marking the course's final kilometer. He was quickly back on his...
Via Associated Press
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Simon Yates wins 6th Vuelta stage, Atapuma keeps lead

LUINTRA, Spain (AP) English rider Simon Yates won a hot and hilly sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday, while Darwin Atapuma of Colombia kept the overall lead for a third consecutive day. Yates, the twin of fellow cyclist Adam Yates, completed the 163-kilometer (101-mile) route from Monforte de Lemos to Luintra in just over four hours. The Orica BikeExchange rider attacked...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong calls out Fabian Cancellara for doping

Fabian Cancellara won gold in the Olympic Time Trial, and former rival Lance Armstrong had something to say about how he accomplished the feat. @TrekSegafredo Luigi!! — Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) August 11, 2016 Now, for those uninitiated into the doping scandals that have rocked cycling, “Luigi” is a reference to an unknown rider who was a central figure in a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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