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Contador ready for ‘war’ as Vuelta unveils punishing route

Spanish cyclists Alberto Contador, left, the winner of the 2012 “Vuelta a Espana,” Alejandro Valverde, centre right, and Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez,right, seen after the unveiling of the 2013 cycling classic La Vuelta route in Vigo, Spain, Saturday Jan. 12, 2013. The event will start on Aug. 24 in Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, and will finish […]

Wiggins should focus on Giro/Vuelta double in 2013

Bradley Wiggins (GBR), left, and Christopher Froome (GBR) during stage twenty of the 2012 Tour de France in Paris. (Frederic Mons/Presse Sports via US PRESSWIRE) PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins should focus on winning the Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Spain next year instead of retaining his Tour de France title, according […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 21: John Degenkolb Interview

John Degenkolb talks about his five stages wins to end the 2012 Vuelta.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Alberto Contador Wins

Universal Sports’ hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski help celebrate Alberto Contador’s General Classification win, sweeping the podium for Spain with Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez.

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 21: John Degenkolb’s 5th win

In the circuit race around Madrid, Argos-Shimano set up John Degenkolb for his 5th stage win, as Alberto Contador (Saxo) wins the 2012 Vuelta.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 21: Cercedilla-Madrid

This is the final stage in the 2012 Vuelta, finishing in Madrid on a local circuit. The sprinters will have their final say to close the last Grand Tour of the year, unusually early.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 20: Review

Universal Sports hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of the day,

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 20: Menchov wins final summit finish

The former Vuelta winner Denis Menchov (Katusha) kept his distance from a breakaway group of 20 and beat out Richie Porte in the final kms of the race. Contador remains at the top of the GC.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 20: La Faisanera Golf Segovia 21-Bola del Mundo (REPLAY)

The Vuelta is in its last weekend, but far from over. Will we see another duel like last year’s? It all depends on the form of the riders, but the climb is promising, with a steep concrete section for the last few kilometers.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Gilbert Interview

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) talks about his second stage win during the 2012 Vuelta a Espana.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Review

Universal Sports hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of the day, with Philippe Gilbert’s (BMC) big win and a look at tomorrow’s big climb.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Gilbert gets stage win

The peloton fractured and riders jockeyed for position as Philippe Gilbert (BMC) got his second stage win of the race and Alberto Contador (Saxo) remains the race leader.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Headbutt fight

No it wasn’t the riders, but a couple of sheep having an intense conversation as the riders rode by.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19: Penafiel-La Lastrilla (REPLAY)

The last 65 kilometers of this stage are up and down all the way to the finish line, where it kicks up to 4.5% in the final 1700 meters. The forecast says the riders should have a tail wind propelling the riders during the last 30 km.

Bennati ends Degenkolb’s run of Vuelta bunch sprint wins

Radioshack-Nissan rider Daniele Bennati (L) of Italy crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Aguilar de Campoo and Valladolid, September 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham VALLADOLID, Spain, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Italy’s Daniele Bennati of the RadioShack-Nissan squad ended a run […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 18: Review

Universal Sports hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of the day, as Daniele Bennati (Radioshack) sprints Ben Swift (Sky).

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 18: After a Crash, Bennati wins

After a crash in the field, Daniele Bennati (Radioshack) edged out Ben Swift (Sky) by the barest of margins at the line. Alberto Contador (Saxo) remains the race leader.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 18: Aguilar de Campoo-Valladolid (REPLAY)

This stage’s biggest obstacle doesn’t occur until after 204 km of the stage’s total 204.5 km. Right after crossing the river in Valladolid, the road turns left in a 90° bend into a smaller road, making it difficult for pack trailers to catch up. (Full event replay)

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 17: Review

Universal Sports hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down Contador’s surprising win and what Rodriguez can do now to reclaim the lead.

Contador returns to winning ways in Vuelta

Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Santander and Fuente De, September 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham FUENTE DE, Spain, Sept 5 – A surprise attack netted Alberto Contador a stage win and […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 17: Contador takes GC lead

In an amazing development, Alberto Contador (Saxo) escaped with the break away and grabbed the stage win, taking the GC lead away from Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha)

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 17: Santander-Fuente De (REPLAY)

With an average of 3.2% over 24km, it is not a stage for the GC contenders, but one for the breakaway specialists. The gradient briefly goes up to nearly 10% close to the finish. (Full event replay)

I’m calm because I expect Contador to win, says Vuelta leader

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez (C) of Spain, Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador (R) of Spain and Movistar Team’s Alejandro Valverde of Spain cycle the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair […]

Contador vows to fight to the end in Vuelta

Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain cycles during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) By Alasdair Fotheringham COMILLAS, Spain, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Spain’s Alberto Contador said on Tuesday he would pull out all the stops in […]

Rodriguez takes big step towards final victory in Vuelta

Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider Dario Cataldo of Italy cycles during the 16th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Gijon and Valgrande-Pajares Cuitunigru, September 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu) By Alasdair Fotheringham CUITU NEGRU, Spain, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez edged closer to the Tour of Spain title after finishing third […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 16: Review

Universal Sports’ hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of the day and preview what’s to come in Stage 17.

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 16: Rodriguez gets 3rd

GC leader Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) passed Alberto Contador (Saxo) in the last few meters of the race to earn a 4-second time bonus.

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 16: Cataldo wins mountain finish

Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma) became the sixth new face to win a stage at this year’s Vuelta; however, Joaquin Rodriguez remained in possession of the red jersey.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 16: Gijon-Valgrande-Pajares Cuitu Negru (REPLAY)

Stage 16 is the third climb in a row, with percentages of 15% between kilometer 8 and 6 from the finish, and 12, 13 and 18% in the last 3 kilometers. (Full event replay)

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 15: Review

Universal Sports’ hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of the day and preview what’s to come on Stage 16.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 15: Piedra wins

Traveling in a breakaway 14 minutes ahead of the field, Antonio Piedra (Caja Rural) accelerated away on a climb to earn the biggest win of his career.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 15: La Robla-Lagos de Covadonga (REPLAY)

This final climb is well-known in the Tour of Spain, last year’s stage going to Barredo. This race will be close to the last climb, with probable breakaway victory and small gaps in the GC. (Full event replay)

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Review

Universal Sports hosts Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of Stage 14 and preview what’s to come in Stage 15.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Rodriguez vs Contador

Once again, it came down to a battle between Alberto Contador (Saxo) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), who had the legs to increase his race lead to 22 seconds.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 14: Palas de Rei-Puerto de Ancares (REPLAY)

Sept. 1 is traditionally the start date of the Vuelta, but this year finds us two weeks in. Stage 14 starts easy, but the last 10km of the climb are steep, on average about 8 or 9%, with parts up to 13%. (Full event replay)

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 13: Stephen Cummings Interview

Cummings (BMC) talks about his first grand tour stage win.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 13: Stephen Cummings Gets The Win

Stephen Cummings (BMC) manages to stave off the competition and grabs his first grand tour stage win while Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) maintains the GC lead.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 13: Santiago de Compostela-Ferrol (REPLAY)

Stage 13 is considered a flat stage, though roughly 15 km from the finish line, the gradient reaches 3% for 2-3 kilometers – nonetheless, the stage will finalize in a mass sprint. (Full event replay)

Rodriguez increases lead on Vuelta’s fifth summit finish

Katusha Team rider and leader of the race Joaquim “Purito” Rodriguez of Spain (R) and Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain cycle during the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race between Vilagarcia de Arousa and Mirador de Ezaro, August 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham MIRADOR DE […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 12: Rodriguez beats Contador

After the crash, Alberto Contador (Saxo) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) fought for the stage win, as Rodriguez took it with time bonuses to lead the GC by 13 seconds.

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 12: Vilagracia de Arousa-Dumbria Mirador de Ezaro (REPLAY)

This stag follows the coast line from Vilagarcía de Arousa to Dumbría for a mostly flat terrain, until the last 1900 meters up the hill to Mirador de Ézaro. The average gradient is 13.5%. (Full event replay)

2012 Vuelta a Espana: Stage 11: Review

Universal Sports’ Steve Schlanger and Todd Gogulski break down the events of the Team Trial, during Stage 11 of the 2012 Vuelta a Espana.

Gap closes but Rodriguez holds Vuelta lead

Astana Pro Team rider Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden cycles during 11th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta” cycling race, a 39.4-km individual time trial between Cambados and Pontevedra, August 29, 2012. (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal) By Alasdair Fotheringham PONTEVEDRA, Spain, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Race leader Joaquim Rodriguez had compatriot Alberto Contador breathing down his […]

2012 Vuelta a Espana Stage 11 Kessiakoff gets win

Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) gets the time trial win at 52:36, winning by 17 seconds. Moving into 45th place in the GC.

 
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