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Froome has 'unfinished business' at Spanish Vuelta

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Chris Froome has some ''unfinished business'' when the Spanish Vuelta starts on Saturday. The Kenyan-born British rider enters the grand tour as the undisputed favorite after winning his third Tour de France title, followed by a bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. ''The Vuelta is a race I really enjoy and where I guess...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Froome's Sky wins Vuelta opener, Contador's Tinkoff labors

OURENSE, Spain (AP) Chris Froome had a successful start to the Spanish Vuelta with Sky winning the team time trial as the grand tour started Saturday. Sky picked up from helping Froome win his third Tour de France in June by completing the 27.8-kilometer (17.2-mile) trial in 30 minutes, 37 seconds, just ahead of rival Movistar. While Nairo Quintana's Movistar held its own, the...
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August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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 AP on Fox
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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 AP on Fox
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins, Cavendish, Greipel headline Tour of Britain Presentation - Gallery

A world-class field descended on Glasgow on Saturday evening for the Tour of Britain pre-race presentation. Bradley Wiggins (WIGGINS), Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) and Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) were among the elite riders presented to the crowds, with the week-long race starting on Sunday with a 168 kilometre test between Glasgow and Castle Douglas...
Via Cycling News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana extends Vuelta lead after Contador stuns Froome

ARAMON FORMIGAL, Spain (AP) A surprise attack by Alberto Contador helped Nairo Quintana boost his lead over Chris Froome to more than three minutes after Sunday's 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta. An audacious move by Contador's Tinkoff team caught the peloton off guard with an attack at the start of the short 118.5-kilometer (74-mile) ride in the Pyrenees. Quintana quickly joined...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana: Froome vows to keep on fighting after stage 15 disaster

Chris Froome (Team Sky) held onto his second place position at the Vuelta a Espana after stage 15 of the Spanish grand tour but his aspirations of joining Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault in completing a Tour de France-Vuelta double have all but expired.   Froome, who won a third Tour title in July, saw his 54 second disadvantage to Nairo Quintana (Movistar) blow out to 3...
Via Cycling News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana: Contador launches decisive move on the road to Formigal

An attack by Tinkoff's Alberto Contador backed by Movistar's Nairo Quintana has produced a huge change in the overall classification of the Vuelta a Espana on stage 15. Quintana took a step further forward while Chris Froome (Team Sky) saw a major dent appear in his chances of overall victory. Contador attacked from the gun with two teammates, Ivan Rovny and Yuri Trofimove, and...
Via Cycling News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana: Quintana gains time on Froome in spectacular fashion

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) has taken a potentially decisive step towards outright victory in the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday after forming a successful alliance with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) that opened a major gap on arch-rival Chris Froome (Sky). In a dramatic breakaway of 14, Quintana, Contador and the rest attacked almost as soon as racing had begun on the stage. After three...
Via Cycling News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Crashed cyclist's father causes horrible cycling accident

If you saw the Tour de France this past July, you saw how fans have sometimes inserted themselves into a cycling race, usually to the detriment and sometimes danger to the riders themselves. There were fans pulling other fans away from riders, a fan accidentally deflating an inflatable banner causing a crash and fans caused a bottleneck up Mont Ventoux causing an understandably confused...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelderman leads LottoNL-Jumbo at GP Quebec and Montreal - News Shorts

Wilco Kelderman will make his first racing appearance outside of Europe in 2016 this coming week as he leads the LottoNL-Jumbo squad for the Canadian WorldTour one-day races, Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. "I feel good and can’t wait to race again in Canada. These are two beautiful races that suit me," said Kelderman. The 25-year-old was 64th...
Via Cycling News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins' 'struggle' at the Tour of Britain

After securing his fifth gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, Bradley Wiggins is back to road racing with his namesake Team Wiggins at the Tour of Britain. The Briton looked like he enjoyed his outing during stage 2 from Carlisle to Kendal, posting a photo on Instagram of himself running up the day's final KOM over a climb called The Struggle. "Taking things...
Via Cycling News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome: I'm not just going to give up on Vuelta a Espana

Chris Froome (Sky) confirmed after a fast and fraught stage 16 that he will continue battling for overall victory in the Vuelta a España despite losing a large chunk of time on leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) in Sunday's stage in the Pyrenees. "I'm still in second place, which obviously I'm happy about, but I am a lot further back than I was going into yesterday, so obviously...
Via Cycling News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tour of Britain leader Greipel to work for Gallopin - News shorts

Race leader Greipel to work for Gallopin He wears the leader's jersey on stage 2 of the Tour of Britain, but Andre Greipel is set to ride in support of Lotto Soudal teammate Tony Gallopin on the key stage from Carlisle to Kendal. "We have to see today because it's never easy to control the bunch with just six guys. We'll see which teams take the responsibility," Greipel told Cyclingnews...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan headlines European Championships line-up

World Champion Peter Sagan and Olympic gold medallist Anna van der Breggen headline the line up at next week's men's and women's UEC European Championships in Plumelec-Morbihan, France. The championships were initially schedule to be hosted in Nice but were moved due to the attack that took place on Bastille Day and take place September 14-18. The five day championships will see...
Via Cycling News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana: Does Quintana have the race wrapped up? - Podcast

Subscribe to the Cyclingnews podcast today! As the Vuelta a Espana approaches its final week, the Cyclingnews team takes a look back an action packed week of racing that saw an Alberto Contador attack turn the general classification on its head. The team asks if Nairo Quintana has the race wrapped up and if Team Sky can regroup and make up for the time lost. Can we expect more...
Via Cycling News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiserlovski signs for Katusha - News shorts

Kiserlovksi signs for Katusha Katusha has continued its recent recruitment drive by securing the services of Robert Kiserlovski for the 2017 season. The Croatian has spent the past two years in the service of Alberto Contador at the soon-to-be defunct Tinkoff team. "This is a very nice move for me. I know many people in the team from the past, directors as well as other staff people...
Via Cycling News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador: Mas de la Costa stage will be one of the toughest of the entire Vuelta a Espana

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) has predicted that Wednesday's stage of the Vuelta a España could well be one of the toughest of the entire race, thanks to a combination of heat, climbs and increasing exhaustion as the event enters its third week. Stage 17's final climb of Mas de la Costa has never before featured in the Vuelta, but it is said to be very similar to Peña Cabarga, the...
Via Cycling News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana: My rivals are still racing to win the Vuelta a Espana

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is adamant that Chris Froome (Sky), Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) all believe they can still win the Vuelta a España. The red jersey is 3:37 clear of Froome, with Chaves and Contador just behind the Briton. "Until we reach Madrid, nothing is set in stone. And I will try to increase my overall advantage, if I can," Quintana...
Via Cycling News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez predicts Quintana victory in Vuelta a España

Joaquim Rodriguez is back at the Vuelta a España. But now, after years of being a key participant in the race, he is on hand simply as a visitor and fan, and in his new role, Purito believes the battle for the final red jersey in Madrid is almost all over bar the shouting with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) some 3:37 clear of Chris Froome (Sky) with five stages remaining. “I think...
Via Cycling News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Quintana keeps his lead as Spanish Vuelta resumes

LLUCENA, Spain (AP) Nairo Quintana of Colombia maintained his comfortable lead over Chris Froome as the Spanish Vuelta entered its final stages on Wednesday. Mathias Frank of Switzerland broke from the peloton to win the 177.5-kilometer (110-mile) 17th stage from Castellon to Llucena, with Quintana crossing the line along with Froome and his other close followers to maintain a...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vuelta a Espana win a dream come true for Frank

Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) put a season of misfortune and struggle behind him with a hard-fought victory on Mas de la Costa on stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana. Frank has been plagued by illness and injury this season and has not tasted victory since the second stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt in 2014. He had to hold off a strong chasing group that included stage 14 winner Robert...
Via Cycling News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen, Van Avermaet and Bardet ready for GP de Quebec and Montreal challenge - News Shorts

On the eve of the 2016 GP de Quebec, the expected protagonists of the race were presented to the press and provided their thoughts on how the one-day event will play out. Etixx-QuickStep have one of the stronger squads for the race with Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe and Petr Vakoc both capable of challenging for the win but it was Tom Boonen on media duties for the Belgian team ...
Via Cycling News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan downplays GP Quebec and Montreal chances

World champion Peter Sagan has downplayed his chances of a podium result at the WorldTour one-day races GP de Quebec and GP de Montreal with the Tinkoff rider citing a lack of racing. The 25-year-old was second at the inaugural edition of the GP de Montreal in 2010 and then won the race in 2013 with 2016 marking his return to the double header after missing the last two years....
Via Cycling News
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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