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La Vuelta – Stage 21 Preview

Well here it goes,my last grand tour preview of 2013. The riders travel 109.6km from Leganes to Madrid. An easy day in the saddle as Chris Horner and his Radioshack team celebrate his incredible win. It’s a very easy finish with 1km of straight road,allowing the sprinters to get into a good position. This is...

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La Vuelta – Stage 15 Preview

We continue in the mountains and the riders travel 224.9km from Andorra to Peyragudes,the longest stage in the Vuelta. It’s another very hard day in the saddle with 4 cat 1 climbs. The 1st climb happens at the very beginning of the stage and is 24.4km at 4.2%.This is bad news for a lot of...

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La Vuelta – Stage 14 Preview

The riders travel 155.7km from Baga to Andorra,on the most difficult day of the Vuelta,so far.It’s a short stage but very difficult. This is the first of 3 brutal stages in the Pyrenees. The riders have to tackle the Port de Envalira,which crests at 2410 metres. They also have 2 cat 2 climbs before ending...

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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...

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La Vuelta – King of the Mountains Update

Well,it’s been very quiet in this classification so far in the race. There has been a lack of days with multiple climbs and we haven’t really seen any of the riders lay claim to the jersey.In fact,with the mountaintop finishes we have seen the GC riders dominate.The current standings are: 1.Horner – 18 points 2.Roche...

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La Vuelta – Stage 11 Preview

The day after a rest day can often cause problems. The GC riders will hope not as they reach the 38.8km individual time-trial. The riders tackle the cat 3 climb the Alto del Moncayo.It’s around 4% for 9km,so not particularly hard and should be a day for the TT specialists. The descent is very technical...

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La Vuelta – Stage 10 Preview

The riders travel 186.8km from Torredelcampo to Guejar Sierra. We are 10 stages in and have the first Especial climb!Before it we have a 1st cat climb too.Today the GC riders come out to play. The 1st cat climb is 8.5km at 7.7%.It looks very difficult and will thin out the field considerably.We should see...

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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...

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La Vuelta – Stage 8 Preview

The riders head down to holiday town! They travel 166.6km from Jerez de la Frontera to Estepona.As we have a section on the seafront the wind could have an impact on the stage,it is expected to be a cross/cross-head wind on the final climb and the road into the bottom of it.This should help the...

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La Vuelta – Stage 5 Preview

The riders travel 174.3km from Sober to Lago de Sanabria. It looks like another challenging day for the riders with plenty of uphill kilometres and two cat 3 climbs. The road rises for almost 29km on the way to the 1st climb of the day,but it’s categorised as 10.9km at 4%.Then,another long drag up to...