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2023 Vuelta España Stage 21 Preview

Hipódromo de la Zarzuela > Madrid. Paisaje de la Luz 101km The race hits Madrid for the final stage, a ceremonial bore of a day. Jumbo-Visma will get the Cava out, and then the sprinters will have one last chance of taking a win. Last year, Molano won this stage, despite trying to lead out...


2023 Vuelta España Stage 20 Preview

Manzanares El Real > Guadarrama 207km The penultimate stage of the race is a beauty, it’s such a shame the GC is already all over. You’ll hear this day described as a nod to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, thanks to a day full of short climbs. There isn’t anything harder than a cat 3 but the riders still...


2023 Vuelta España Stage 19 Preview

La Bañeza > Íscar 177km After a week full of excitement and many talking points, things can calm down as the riders approach a straightforward stage. If this was the Tour or Giro, I would expect the break to take this stage, but I’m not so sure in the Vuelta.  Weather There’s a chance of...


2023 Vuelta España Stage 18 Preview

Pola de Allande > La Cruz de Linares 179km Just when I think I’ve seen everything professional cycling can throw at me, along comes a stage like today. Surely, I’ve seen it all now. Anyway, the race rolls on, and it’s time for another huge day in the mountains, this stage has 4156m of climbing...


2023 Vuelta España Stage 17 Preview

Ribadesella > Ribeseya-Altu de L’Angliru 124km I don’t often talk about what happened after the event, but I’ll make an exception today. The UAE tactics on the final climb are up there in terms of the worst ever in cycling, what the fuck were there playing at? Vingegaard goes, and they have Soler, Almeida, Fisher-Black...