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25 Riders to Watch in 2014 – Francesco Lasca

The 25 year old Italian has just completed his 2nd season with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and is about to start his 3rd. He is a sprinter that goes well in flat finishes and uphill sprints. His best achievement of the year was his win in Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja, where he beat Michael Matthews....


La Vuelta – Stage 12 Preview

The riders head East,travelling a164.2km from Maella to Tarragona. A fairly straight forward day that should end in a mass sprint. There are 12 warning signs in the final 5km and a roundabout with 400 metres to go,plus another 90 degree turn at the 1km to go mark.Add the stretch along the seafront and this...


La Vuelta – Stage 9 Preview

The riders head inland from Antequera to Valdepenas de Jaen.Again it’s quite a short stage at 163.7km. Another tough day,with lots of uphill kilometres.The 2nd cat climb will take care of the pure sprinters and we have another uphill finish.The cat 2 climb is 6.2km at 5.8%. The finishing climb is brutal and is becoming...


La Vuelta – Stage 4 Preview

The riders head 189km from Lalin/A Estrada to Fisterra.This should be a nice finish,right on the seafront.The stage is named “The Race to the End of the World”. You can see that stage 4 could be described as lumpy!We have one categorised climb and another uphill finish! The run for home takes us out into...