Posts Tagged ‘Vuelta a Espana’
If you missed the Vuelta a Espana, as I did, here’s your chance to catch up on Denis Menchov’s second victory in three years.Our friends at Versus will televise a 1-hour review of the third and final grand tour of 2007 at 6 p.m. ET Sunday (AND 4 p.m. ET Monday) following, I might mention, [...]
Denis Menchov (center) second-place Carlos Sastre (left) and third-place Samuel Sanchez (Euskatel-Euskadi) on the final podium of the Vuelta in Madrid on Sunday (AP photo/Bernat Armangue). “After three long weeks of sometimes exciting racing …” — all of which I missed — begins Andrew Hood of VeloNews, Denis Menchov won his second Vuelta title in [...]
Tour de France winner Alberto Contador (right) congratulates Vuelta a Espana leader Denis Menchov (photo/Graham Watson). Just thought I’d mention that Russian Denis Menchov of Rabobank leads Spain’s Carlos Sastre by 3:02 heading into today’s 20th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Australia’s Cadel Evans (Predictor-Lotto) is third, 3:49 back.
Remember the good old days when Versus (then OLN) used to cover the entire Vuelta a España? Now, you can’t even find weekend coverage on television. The options? CyclingTV online (sign up here). The 62nd Vuelta begins Saturday in Vigo (Pontevedra, Galicia). Iker Rioja of the Cyclingnews has a short-and-sweet analysis of the teams that [...]
Unbelievably, its mid-August. The road and track seasons are coming to an end and cross events will soon be filling up the racing calendar. But not just yet. If you’ve been thinking about trying your hand in racing there is still some time to whet your appetite and plant the racing bug into your system [...]
Tom Danielson celebrated the greatest victory of his career in Granada in the 17th stage of the Vuelta a Espana (photo by Graham Watson)
The Vuelta makes a tranquil exit from Malaga at the start of the second stage of the Vuelta a Espana Sunday (photo by Graham Watson).
Here’s the itinerary for the Tour of Spain which starts in Malaga on Saturday (* denotes mountain finish): Saturday, Aug. 26: first stage, Malaga – Malaga (7.3 km) – team time trialSunday, Aug. 27: second stage, Malaga – Cordoba (176 km)Monday, Aug. 28: third stage, Cordoba – Almendralejo (219 km)Tuesday, Aug. 29: fourth stage, Almendralejo [...]
Yeah, Tooth, the Vuelta begins on Saturday with a 7.3km team time trial in Malaga and finishes in Madrid on Sept. 17. You remember the Vuelta, Tooth. That’s the race that Russian Denis Menchov won when Roberto Heras was stripped of the title following a positive test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO). And cycling [...]
The Vuelta, or Tour of Spain, is next.(Sorry, Tooth: I care.) Spain’s Oscar Pereiro, the No. 2 finisher in the Tour de France who could be No. 1 without pedaling another mile, won’t be sneaking up on anyone in a breakaway in the Vuelta, he admits in a story I found on Reuters. “We have [...]