Froome accepts 2011 Vuelta a España winners jersey
After an antidoping decision which disqualified Juan Jose Cobo, Chris Froome has been retroactively confirmed as the 2011 Vuelta a España winner.
Carapaz out of Vuelta a España with shoulder injury
Richard Carapaz has withdrawn from the Vuelta a España due to injuries suffered in a crash on Sunday. Read the full article at Carapaz out of Vuelta a España with shoulder injury on VeloNews.com .
2019 Tour of Britain Route: full route details and stage analysis
A stage-by-stage breakdown of the official 2019 Tour of Britain route, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch
Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why
Supported by It’s hard to blame anyone for seeing the Vuelta a España as the little brother of cycling’s Grand Tour family. It’s the newest of the trio, “only” in its 74th edition this year. The red winner’s jersey lacks the mystique of the maillot jaune or the maglia rosa, perhaps because it’s only been red since … The post Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why appeared first on CyclingTips .
Valverde set to hunt stage victories at the Vuelta a Espana
Alejandro Valverde will take to the Vuelta a España start in Salinas de Torrevieja as a nominal co-leader of Movistar, but rather than mount an overall challenge, the 2009 winner will target stage victories at the year's final Grand Tour. With reigning champion Simon Yates absent from the start list, Valverde's status as world champion means he'll wear the number one on his back. There's no pressure for him to fight for the top places in the general classification, however, even if he might end up there or thereabouts. "The Vuelta is the race he likes the most, and if he gets results, great," Movistar directeur sportif José Luis Arrieta told Marca . "For Alejandro, what we would like is that he has a good time on the bike, especially this year with the [rainbow] jersey." Perhaps more than any other team, Movistar have become known for bringing multiple leaders ...
Fuglsang opts to stay with Astana
Jakob Fuglsang has signed a new two-year contract with the Astana team, keen to continue as their Grand Tour leader despite considering his options elsewhere during the summer. The Dane turned 34 in March and has enjoyed his best ever season, winning Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Critérium du Dauphiné and taking a sting of placings in tough Classics such as Strade Bianche, Amstel Gold Race and La Flèche Wallonne. Fuglsang's victory at the Critérium du Dauphiné and strong form made him a favourite for the Tour de France but he crashed hard on stage 1 and eventually crashed out of the race on stage 16 to Nimes, hurting his hand. That also hurt his contract options and meant he has still to truly confirm his Grand Tour credentials. Fuglsang has not raced since the Tour de France but was named in Astana's line-up for the Vuelta a España. He will support ...
Movistar sticks with another trident of stars for the Vuelta
Movistar will be sticking with its gun riders for the Vuelta a España with an overall win the objective but will it be an Ecuadorian, Colombian or Spaniard?
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Uran captains EF Education First Vuelta team
Unsurprisingly, EF Education First will be led by Rigoberto Uran for the Vuelta a España with Hugh Carthy, Lawson Craddock, Aussie Mitch Docker, Sergio Higuita, Dani Martínez, Logan Owen and Tejay van Garderen in tow.
Bora-Hansgrohe sign Lennard Kamna from Team Sunweb
Bora-Hansgrohe have confirmed the signing of talented young German stage race rider Lennard Kämna from Team Sunweb as they further strengthen their German-oriented roster and become less reliant on the success of Peter Sagan. The 22-year-old Kämna is a former junior time trial world champion and was second in the under-23 road race World Championships in 2017 in Bergen. He joined Team Sunweb for the 2017 season and rode much of the Vuelta a España before focusing on the Worlds. Kämna is considered one of Germany’s best young stage racers but took time away from the sport in 2018 to reflect on his future and cycling career. He stopped racing after Milan-San Remo but returned last summer at the Tour of Denmark. He has raced a full calendar so far in 2019 and made an impressive Tour de France debut, finishing fourth on stage 18 to Valloire after being in ...
Geoghegan Hart and Poels lead Ineos at Vuelta
Tao Geoghegan Hart and Wout Poels will be co-leaders for Team Ineos at the Vuelta a España which starts on Sunday on SBS, with Tour de France winner Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas sitting the three-week race out, the team announced.
Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España
It’s time for the Vuelta a España, the third and final Grand Tour of the season. The race gets underway this Saturday in Torrevieja and will be contested over 21 stages and 3,272km. Here’s what you should know about the 2019 Tour of Spain. The 2019 Vuelta is the race’s 74th edition. The Vuelta is … The post Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España appeared first on CyclingTips .
Geoghegan Hart and Poels lead Ineos at the Vuelta a Espana
Team Ineos have announced their squad for the Vuelta a España , naming Tao Geoghegan Hart and Wout Poels as joint leaders for the final Grand Tour of the year. With none of the team's main Grand Tour stars, Egan Bernal, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, heading to Spain, the race presents an opportunity for the British squad to take a blend of youth and experience. Geoghegan Hart, 24, was co-leader at the Giro d'Italia along with Pavel Sivakov, but he crashed out on stage 13, sustaining a broken collarbone as a result. He returned to racing at the Tour de Pologne, finishing fifth overall. Earlier in the season he took second at the Tour of the Alps, winning two stages along the way. The 31-year-old Poels comes to the race with 13 Grand Tour starts in his career, including a sixth place at the 2017 Vuelta. The Dutchman finished ...
Thousands attend Felice Gimondi's funeral
Over two thousand people attended Felice Gimondi's funeral on Tuesday, with many following the ceremony from outside the packed church in the central of his hometown of Paladina near Bergamo. 76-year-old Gimondi died of a heart attack while swimming in the sea off the coast of Giardini Naxos in Sicily, southern Italy, while on holiday. He was due to be cremated after the public funeral. Gimondi was one of only seven men to win all three Grand Tours during their career. He won the 1965 Tour de France as a 22-year-old neo-pro, won the Giro d’Italia three times in 1965, 1967 and then in 1976, defeating Eddy Merckx at 34 and winning the penultimate stage in Bergamo, and also won the 1968 Vuelta a España. Gimondi was known for his tenaciousness in the face of Merckx’s dominance in the late sixties and early seventies but the two became friends, with ...
Gilbert and Jakobsen headline Deceuninck-QuickStep at Vuelta a Espana
Fabio Jakobsen will lead Deceneuninck-QuickStep ’s hunt for sprint victories at the 2019 Vuelta a España , while Philippe Gilbert makes his final Grand Tour appearance for the squad before switching to Lotto Soudal in 2020. Like Gilbert, Zdeněk Štybar will use the Vuelta to build towards the World Championships in Yorkshire. Maxi Richeze, also riding his last Grand Tour for the team before moving to UAE Team Emirates, will serve as Jakobsen’s lead-out man in Spain, while the squad also includes Rémi Cavagna, Tim Declercq, James Knox and Eros Capecchi. There is no place in the team for the Movistar-bound Enric Mas, who placed second overall a year ago. The Vuelta gets underway with a team time trial in Torrevieja on Saturday. "We have a nice mix of young and experienced riders, and our goal will be to go for stage victories. Fabio is making his first Grand Tour ...
Vuelta a Espana: EF Education First to be led by Uran, van Garderen and Martinez
EF Education First have confirmed their eight-man squad for the upcoming Vuelta a España , with Rigoberto Uran , Tejay van Garderen and Dani Martinez featuring as the US WorldTour team's marquee riders when the third and final Grand Tour of the year gets under way on Saturday. A three-pronged attack, then, à la Movistar? Not according to sports director Juanma Garate, who says that the team is fully behind Uran as their main GC hope. Indeed, not only does the Colombian have the luxury of van Garderen and Martinez to support him, but up-and-coming climbing specialists such as Hugh Carthy and Sergio Higuita, too. The team is rounded out by 24-year-old Logan Owen, Lawson Craddock – seventh overall at the recent Tour of Utah – and road captain Mitch Docker of Australia. "Ten or more years ago, the Vuelta was a nice opportunity for younger riders to be successful," ...
Aru and Pogacar head UAE Team Emirates for Vuelta a Espana
UAE Team Emirates have announced 2015 Vuelta a España champion Fabio Aru and this year's winner of the Tour of California, Tadej Pogačar , as their leaders for the 2019 Vuelta a España , which starts on Saturday. Colombia's Fernando Gaviria will be their main man for bunch sprints, and the eight-man team will be completed with a trio of Italians – Valerio Conti, Marco Marcato and Oliviero Troia – and two more Colombians in Sergio Henao and Sebastian Molano. "As always, the Vuelta a España represents an important and stimulating challenge, both in terms of the route and the quality of the start list," said Aru in a team press release. "I'm excited and ready to race, especially since the operation I had four months ago," he added, with the Italian having had to undergo surgery earlier in the season for a constriction of the iliac artery in his ...
Gilbert will join Lotto-Soudal on a three-year deal
Supported by Reigning Paris-Roubaix champion Philippe Gilbert will head to Lotto-Soudal next season after spending the last three years with the Deceuninck-Quick-Step organization. Gilbert will join Lotto-Soudal on a three-year deal. As the 37-year-old Belgian confirmed via his new team’s signing announcement, the length of the contract was a major factor in drawing Gilbert to Lotto-Soudal, a … The post Gilbert will join Lotto-Soudal on a three-year deal appeared first on CyclingTips .
Analyzing the Vuelta a España favorites
The season's final grand tour often comes down to who has the legs and motivation — there is no lack of candidates for the overall in 2019 Read the full article at Analyzing the Vuelta a España favorites on VeloNews.com .
Quintana, Carapaz and Valverde form Movistar trident at Vuelta a Espana
Nairo Quintana , world champion Alejandro Valverde and Giro d’Italia winner Richard Carapaz have all been confirmed in the Movistar line-up for the Vuelta a España , which gets underway with a team time trial in Torrevieja on Saturday. The strong Movistar selection also features Marc Soler, Imanol Erviti, Nelson Oliveira, Jorge Arcas and Antonio Pedrero. As expected, there is no place for the Bahrain-Merida-bound Mikel Landa, who placed 6th overall at the Tour de France, having already finished 4th overall at the Giro. Quintana and Valverde both participated at the Tour de France, where Movistar placed three riders in the top 10 but fell some way short of challenging for final overall victory. Quintana won over the Galibier into Valloire on stage 18 but had to settle for 8th overall, one place ahead of Valverde. Winner of the Vuelta in 2016, Quintana missed the race a year ago but ...