Vuelta 2015 Review

Most would agree this year’s Vuelta a Espana, won by Astana’s Fabio Aru, was a cracker. Some could point out previous great Spanish races- such as Juan Cobo’s defeat of a two pronged Sky attack in 2011- but this year’s race was stacked with surprises and great racing. Whichever way you choose to judge a

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Vuelta a España 2015: The Big Preview

It’s time for Spain’s premium stage race and this year’s line-up rivals even that of the Tour de France.  For starters, the overflow from the Tour is of the highest class and we and gearing up for an exciting rematch between Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome. In addition to the pair, many have been referring

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Cyclin’ USA: Three Americans heading for the top

Taking cue from races such as the Tour Down Under and August rival the Eneco Tour, this week’s USA Pro Challenge is determined to stand out from the crowd and offer a unique week of racing. All three American races- the Pro Challenge, the Tour of Utah and May’s popular Tour of California- are currently

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The Eneco Tour 2015

The Netherlands’ Eneco Tour attracts a unique selection of riders and, despite being a week long race, there is often no real stage racer in sight. The list of winners, including Erik Dekker, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Zdenek Stybar, is a curious selection and the route tends towards a collection of mini-classics, quite unlike any other race

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Tour de France 2015: A Froome with a View

Yesterday Chris Froome won his second Tour de France becoming the 20th rider in history to take more than one title. The race leader since Stage 7, Froome was rarely troubled until things took a difficult turn when the race reached the Alps. The only man with any chance was Nairo Quintana and his measured

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Tour de France Team Talk

Which teams hit their aims at the Tour de France 2015? Some saw everything fall into place whilst others were left frustrated and stuck in the peloton. The appeal of the Tour de France is so great that many teams make it the central aim for season and French squads in particular look for a slice of premier TV time.

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Tour Talk: Rest Day 2

Fireworks were expected for the second week of the Tour but after Chris Froome lit up the field on the Col de Soudet seven days ago it’s all got a little cagey. Froome’s attack on the Soudet, a summit finish but the first and only climb of the day, blew away the field with next-best

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Tour Talk: Rest Day 1

This year the first nine stages have had relatively little for the sprinters but plenty of chances for the GC riders to shown their faces. Chris Froome has been on the attack and has successfully put himself in pole position with the roads set to rise when the race resumes on Tuesday.  There’s been a handful of

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