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2013 Review – Part 3

4 days of Dunkirk May 1-5 The race saw a breakthrough performance by Arnoud Demare of FDJ. He took stage 1 in a sprint,from Sinkeldam and Kenny Van Hummel. FDJ were having it all their own way,until 2.5km to go.We then had Argos and Vacansoleil trying to muscle in. With 500 metres left,FDJ delivered Demare...

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World Championships – Road Race

The time has arrived! The World Championships road race,sees the riders travel 272.2km from Lucca to Firenze. Instead of the normal circuit,they first travel a 106km transitional leg from Luca to Florence,before hitting the 10 laps of the 16.6km circuit. The circuit contains 2 climbs,but we have 2 before we reach there.After only 14km,we have...

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La Vuelta – Stage 18 Preview

It’s another difficult day in the saddle as the riders head North from Burgos to Pena Carbarga,travelling 186.5km in the process. 3 cat 3 climbs,a cat 2 and then a cat 1 finish. The Alto de Bocas is 3km at 6.6%,the Alto Estacas de Trueba is 10.9km at 3.2%,the Puerto de la Braguia is 6.1km...

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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 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 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 7 Preview

We head South with the longest stage,so far. The riders travel 205.9km from Almendralejo to Mairena del Aljarafe. Another relatively easy day awaits the riders,but a breakaway might just fancy their chances. The road into the finish has a difficult turn at 1.5km to go,and another with just under 1km to go.A good lead-out is...

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Vuelta a Burgos & La Vuelta

The Burgos race provides an excellent opportunity for riders to get used to Spanish conditions before the Vuelta. It is a very important tool in helping to predict riders that will go well in the Vuelta. In 2010,Mosquera and Nibali finished 2nd and 3rd in Burgos.Nibali won the Vuelta,with Mosquera 2nd. In 2011,Moreno and Cobo...