BRUSSELS - The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span, starting with the Tour de France at the end of August and finishing with the Spanish Vuelta in November.The Spanish race and the Giro d' ...
May 6, 2020
COSENZA, Italy - Italian cyclist Domenico Pozzovivo will undergo surgery and miss the Spanish Vuelta after being injured in a collision with a car while training.The 36-year-old Pozzovivo fractured bones in his leg and arm in the crash in Cosenza ...
Aug 13, 2019
AIGLE, Switzerland - Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping.Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ...
Jul 19, 2019
SANTUARIO DE CANOLICH, Andorra - English rider Simon Yates is poised to win his first Grand Tour title after he successfully defended his lead in the Spanish Vuelta through Saturday's 20th stage.Yates will take his advantage of one minute and ...
Sep 16, 2018
ROQUETAS DE MAR, Spain - French rider Rudy Molard took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday, while Australia's Simon Clarke won the fifth stage.Clarke crossed the line ahead of Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands and Alessandro De ...
Aug 30, 2018
ROME - Winning three Grand Tours consecutively was already enough to cement Chris Froome's place in cycling history.The way in which he won this Giro d'Italia, though, adds an extra dimension to the achievement.The Kenyan-born British ...
May 28, 2018
MADRID - Chris Froome paraded into Madrid to clinch his first Spanish Vuelta title and secure the elusive Tour de France-Vuelta double on Sunday, while Spanish great Alberto Contador celebrated the end of his remarkable career in front of his home crowd. ...
Sep 11, 2017
LOS MACHUCOS, Spain - Chris Froome lost some of his Spanish Vuelta lead in a brutal climb that challenged riders in a 17th stage won by Stefan Denifl of Austria on Wednesday.Froome, coming off a comfortable time-trial victory on Tuesday, was ...
Sep 7, 2017
LOGRONO, Spain - Chris Froome won Tuesday's individual time trial to increase his Spanish Vuelta lead and remain in position to win the race for the first time.The Tour de France winner had a dominant performance in the flat 40. ...
Sep 6, 2017
TOMARES, Spain - Italian rider Matteo Trentin won his third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday after sprinting to claim the 13th stage, while Tour de France champion Chris Froome maintained his overall lead.Trentin's hat trick of stage wins ...
Sep 2, 2017
ALHAMA DE MURCIA, Spain - Chris Froome kept his Spanish Vuelta lead by avoiding trouble in the difficult final descent of Tuesday's Stage 10, which was won by Matteo Trentin.It was the second stage victory for the Italian, who outsprinted ...
Aug 30, 2017
EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain - Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead.The Tour de France winner took the lead with about ...
Aug 28, 2017
CUENCA, Spain - Slovene rider Matej Mohoric comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta's longest stage on Friday and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead.Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and cruised to victory after a winding descent ...
Aug 26, 2017
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra - Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta and Tour de France champion Chris Froome took the overall lead after a strong run in the first mountain stage on Monday.Froome was ahead with ...
Aug 22, 2017
AIGLE, Switzerland - Former Olympic cycling champion Samuel Sanchez was suspended on Thursday after failing an out-of-competition doping test.The International Cycling Union said the Spanish rider for BMC Racing tested positive for a growth hormone releasing peptide in a sample ...
Aug 18, 2017
MARSEILLE, France - Chris Froome will likely target a Tour de France-Vuelta double.Speaking to local broadcaster France television, Froome said, "If everything goes without problem, I will ride the Vuelta this year."After his third victory on the Tour last year, ...
Jul 23, 2017
PARIS - Grands Tours organizers have decided to reduce the number of riders at their races in a move aimed at improving safety and increasing competition.The Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Spanish Vuelta organizers said in a joint statement ...
Nov 26, 2016
ALTO DE AITANA , Spain - Nairo Quintana is poised to win the Spanish Vuelta after protecting his lead over Chris Froome in a grueling penultimate stage in the southern mountains on Saturday.Barring an accident or incident on the final stage's ...
Sep 11, 2016
LLUCENA, Spain - Nairo Quintana of Colombia maintained his comfortable lead over Chris Froome as the Spanish Vuelta entered its final stages on Wednesday.Mathias Frank of Switzerland broke from the peloton to win the 177.5-kilometer (110-mile) 17th stage from ...
Sep 8, 2016
PENISCOLA, Spain - Nairo Quintana of Colombia comfortably held on to his Spanish Vuelta lead as Jean-Pierre Drucker of Luxembourg sprinted to win Monday's flat stage in northeastern Spain.Quintana maintained his advantage of three minutes, 37 seconds over Britain&# ...
Sep 6, 2016
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