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Image via @pelotonmagazine

Discontinuing the trend for tortilla flat stages, today’s profile offered a gradual rise followed by two category 3 climbs up to the mountain range of the Sierra de Carzola, spanning 200km of Spanish highway. Willing breakaway riders would have had this stage marked in...

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Image via @ORICA_greenEDGE

Today’s stage was long, flat, and all about the finish — yes, you could have been forgiven for thinking that Eurosport were running yesterday’s highlights. The crucial differences, though, were that today’s stage was around 40km shorter, and the ramped finish was...

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Image via movistar_team (Instagram)

There are some savvy minds working behind the scenes at La Vuelta this year. In fear of overexciting too much and too early in this year’s tour, they decided that stage 4 should be long, flat, and pleasantly soporific for the most part. With over 200km on...

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Image via @tinkoff_saxo

As reported late in the day yesterday, our man @jamvelo correctly predicted that Nibali had committed Vuelta suicide by holding on to his team car after the late crash on stage 2. Duly, Nibali has been kicked out of the tour. His team’s director has also been turfed out,...

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Image via @ORICA_greenEDGE

After yesterday’s neutralized team time trial, today’s stage represented the first real day of racing in this year’s Vuelta. But, atypically as far as Grand Tours usually go, it was not a day for the sprinters. Finishing on a category 3 climb that offered gradients in...

Photo via @Nicholasroche
Photo via @Nicholasroche

Despite this, the team time trial, being the first stage of the Vuelta a España 2015, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the end of week one. The media have been all over the Vuelta like ants on a churro this year, not least because recent winner of the Tour de...