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2022 Vuelta a Andalucia Stage 2 Preview

Archidona > Alcalá la Real 150.5km After today’s craziness, we go again. It was a perfect example of why riders go in the break, even when everyone thinks it doesn’t stand a chance. Hats off to all the breakaway riders and Rune Herregodts. It now means that Sport – Vlaanderen – Baloise are in control...

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2022 Volta ao Algarve Stage 2 Preview

Albufeira > Fóia 182.3km The second stage is one we all know well, the uphill finish in Fóia. Nothing much will happen throughout the day, then it all kicks off with 30km to go. Weather Lots of sun and not much wind, perfect conditions for the riders. As usual, there will be a headwind for...

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2022 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Femines Overall Preview

The stage race season begins for the women’s peloton with the sixth edition of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. The four stages involve one sprint, one mountaintop finish and two punchy days. With a start list full of the best riders in the world, the racing should be exciting and full of aggression. Stage 1 Too hard...

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2022 Vuelta a Andalucia Stage 1 Preview

Ubrique > Iznáiar 200.6km The race begins with a funny looking stage. We have 3547m of climbing, but a lot of that comes right at the start of the day, the rest of the route is undulating, but without big gradients. How the bunch ride the opening climb will determine the race we get. Will...

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2022 Vuelta a Andalucía Overall Preview

Now for something a little different! The organisers have made significant changes to the race, out goes a big mountain stage and in comes lots of punchy days. I can’t remember the last time I saw a big race look like this; I’m hoping it encourages attacking racing. Some teams arrive with hugely talented squads,...

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2022 Volta ao Algarve Stage 1 Preview

Portimão > Lagos 199.3km The opening stage of this race usually ends in a big sprint, but maybe not this year. The route is straightforward, but the weather might have other plans. Weather The wind will reach a maximum of 25km/h and will come from the north-west. Most of the opening 130km will be into...

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2022 Volta ao Algarve Overall Preview

It’s the 48th edition of the race and we have a very familiar looking route, but the organisers did decide to increase the length of the TT. Two sprints, two punchy stages and a TT, it’s a nice mix for a five-day race. Stage 1 The race begins with a sprint stage in Lagos, Fabio...

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2022 Tour of Oman Stage 6 Preview

Al Mouj > Matrah Corniche 132.3km The final stage of the race is one that has been used many times. It should be another chance for the sprinters, but there is enough to interest the puncheurs too. Saying that, the morning break has an okay chance of success, as long as teams don’t try and...

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2022 Tour of Oman Stage 5 Preview

Sama’il > Jabal Al Akhdhar 154.2km It’s time for the Queen stage of the race, as the peloton head back up the Green Mountain. After a brilliant performance today, Fausto Masnada has a commanding lead, the GC battle is all but over. The Italian leads Anthon Charmig by an enormous 55 seconds, with Jan Hirt...

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2022 Tour of Oman Stage 4 Preview

Al Sifah > Muscat Royal Opera 119.3km This stage has been used many times in the past, it used to finish outside the Ministry of Tourism. The organisers have tinkered with the number of climbs the riders have to do, but recently have settled with three ascents in the closing stages. If you’ve never seen...