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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...


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...


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...


La Vuelta – Stage 2 Preview

Stage 2 travels 177.7km from Pontevedra to Baiona. A largely boring stage apart from the mountain top finish.It is unusual to have such a finish,so early in a grand tour and I love it! The final climb is 11km long at an average gradient of 5.6%,with a maximum of 10%.It has a very hard first...


Tour de l’Ain Preview

The 2.1 race in France starts today with a 3.3km prologue.   These short prologues are always good for sprinters and that should be the same again here.   Stage 1 is a nice day for the sprinters.The stage is only 128.3km and this almost guarantees a sprint finish.We do have some big sprinters here...