Tag: 2014 Vuelta a Espana

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Vuelta a España in photos: stages 17 to 21

For the third time in his career, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) has been crowned the winner of the Vuelta a España. As the curtain clos...

Michael Matthews on worlds: “We'll play cards on both our strengths”

Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship meda...

Contador seals Vuelta a España victory, Malori wins final-stage ITT

Playing things cautiously rather than taking chances in the wet, technical conditions, Alberto Contador sealed victory in the Vuelta a Es...

Contador speaks on eve of third Vuelta win: ‘The season has been incredible’

Alberto Contador is poised to take the third Vuelta a España and sixth Grand Tour of his career on Sunday, with the Spaniard further bols...

Contador sets up Vuelta GC win with victory on final mountain stage

Vuelta a España race leader Alberto Contador underlined what is surely his overall victory in the event when he raced to solo success on ...

Hansen triumphs on Vuelta stage 19: Adam is First Man into Cangas de Morrazo

Picking up a superb stage win in what is his tenth consecutive Grand Tour, Adam Hansen soloed into Cangas de Morrazo five seconds clear o...

Aru beats Froome to win stage 18 of Vuelta a España, Briton moves into second overall

Notching up his third Grand Tour stage win this year, Fabio Aru added to his stage victory in the Giro d’Italia and on stage 11 of the Vu...

Degenkolb insists he can become even stronger for world championships

He may have taken a quartet of stage wins and be poised to equal his five victories of two years ago, but John Degenkolb is insisting tha...

Sprint victory earns Degenkolb fourth stage win, reinforces hold on green jersey

John Degenkolb clocked up his fourth stage victory of this year’s Vuelta a España at the end of stage 17 on Wednesday, blasting into A Co...

Uran out of Vuelta and will undergo specialist medical treatment to try to recover for worlds

He was one of the big contenders coming into the Vuelta a España but Rigoberto Uran’s race has ended five days early due to a worsening o...

Vuelta a España in photos: stages 13 to 16

The third and final week of the Vuelta a España is well underway and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) appears to be marching toward his th...

Brambilla, Rovny chucked from Vuelta after fisticuffs in breakaway group

There was plenty of drama and many battles during stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, yet one particular incident was rather different to th...

Contador bolsters race lead with solo victory on Vuelta’s queen stage

Responding in the best way possible after being stubbornly marked and unaided by Alejandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez on the final cl...

Dan Martin: ‘I know the final…that is definitely an advantage’

Given what happened to him earlier in the stage, Dan Martin’s performance on Sunday’s 15th leg of the Vuelta a España was a very commenda...

Contador ‘confident’ despite losing time to Valverde and Rodriguez

It was a day where he could have moved closer to the final overall victory had Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katus...

Niemiec wins stage 15 of Vuelta a España, Contador maintains lead; Froome limits losses

The only rider able to survive out front from an early break, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) raced to victory on Sunday’s mountainous...

Hesjedal gauges things perfectly to overhaul Zaugg and win stage 14 of Vuelta a España

Surging forward after running second for much of the steep final kilometres, Ryder Hesjedal caught and dropped the previous leader Olivie...

Navarro bolts to stage 13 win at Vuelta a España, GC favourites mark each other

Responding to a final-climb attack by Gianluca Brambilla (Omega Pharma Quick Step) and then jumping past the Italian with two kilometres ...

Vuelta a Espana in photos: stages 10 to 12

The past few days of the Vuelta a Espana have been marred by the withdrawal of one of the pre-race favourites, Nairo Quintana (Movistar)....

Successful surgery for Quintana but no more racing this season

The possibility of Nairo Quintana riding the world road race championships or later races such as the Tour of Beijing or Il Lombardia has...

Degenkolb repeats history in Logroño, Giant-Shimano rider takes stage 12 of Vuelta a España

Repeating the victory he took in Logroño two years ago, John Degenkolb again sped to a sprint win in the Spanish city at the end of stage...