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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...

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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...

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La Vuelta – King of the Mountains Pick

If you take a close look at this classification,you will see that an overall contender doesn’t win it. The reason behind this is the lack of double points on mountaintop finishes. For 2 consecutive years 63 points has won the jersey,Simon Clarke in 2012 and David Moncoutie in 2011. In 2012,Joaquim Rodriguez finished 3rd with...

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Vuelta a Burgos – Stage 3 Review

The early break on today’s hilly stage involved some big hitters:Visconti(Movistar),Paolini(Katusha),Beppu(Orica),Swamp(Colombia),Marcos Garcia(Caja Rural) and Bizkarra(Euskadi).The peloton wasn’t happy with this group and it was brought back before Brajkovic(Astana),Ravard(AG2R),Txurruka(Caja Rural) and Dempster(NetApp) got away after 17km.With 87km gone Ravard was caught by the peloton after struggling on a climb.As Txurruka was only 25 seconds down on...

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Vuelta a Burgos

The build-up to the Vuelta Espana is on! Off the back of the Tour de Pologne the peloton travel to Spain for a 5 stage race. The race is dominated by Spaniards with Zandio winning in 08,Valverde 09,Sanchez 10,Rodriguez 11 and Moreno 12.The Katusha squad has yet to be confirmed but it is rumoured that...