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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....


Tour of Beijing – Stage 3 Preview

What a beauty of a stage! 4 cat 3 climbs,2 cat 2s and a cat 1 as the riders travel 176km from Yanqing to Qiandiajian. The first thing to remember is that a cat 1 climb here is not the same as the Tour de France.This one is only 5.1% for 7.4km and crests 77km...


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 6 Preview

Stage 6 sees the riders travel 175km from Guijuelo to Caceres. At last the riders have some serious downhill roads to deal with.They will need them as the racing has been very difficult so far.It will be a difficult start with several bumps,perfect for the morning break to gain some time.Michael Matthews showed yesterday that...


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...