Stage Report: On a stage made for the sprinters; Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) and Sven Erik Bystrøm (UAE Team Emirates) held off the fast finishers to cross the finish line with millimeters to spare. World champion, Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) brought in the baying pack, hot on the heels of the Wallays/Bystrøm tandem, ahead of Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors). No change on GC.
Sept 13, 2018 - The Vuelta a España is starting to look like a two-horse race. Reports, results, quotes and video from Spain and the GP Wallonie. Contract rumors - Top Story, but we also have contract certainties. Vital Concept sponsor, Madrid Challenge, Lombardia teams, UAE Tour, World's riders, Hincapie Team and on the bike Vuelta video.
Stage Report: Canada's Michael Woods (Education First-Drapac) mastered the cruel climb to the Balcón de Bizkaia for the Vuelta stage 17 win ahead of Dylan Teuns (BMC) and David De La Cruz (Sky). Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) took a little time from overall leader, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), but Nairo Quintana (Movistar) lost more time.
Stage Report: Just like the Vuelta a España stage 1, BMC's Rohan Dennis was the master of the stage 16 time trial, taking 50 seconds out of 2nd placed teammate Joey Rosskopf for the win. Overall leader; Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) took time out of most his rivals. Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) moved up and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) down.
Vuelta Rest Day No.2: The 2018 Vuelta a España looks a little more settled as we go into the final six stages to Madrid, via Andorra. Ed Hood has been keeping an 'eagle eye' on developments in Spain - Simon Yates for the win, or is a Movistar ambush on the cards?
Sept 10, 2018 - The race excitement keeps coming - All the news, results and video from the Vuelta a España, Tour of Britain, and the Canadian WorldTour races. David Millar for CPA President - Top Story. Rider contracts: Geraint Thomas, plus Lotto Soudal, Astana, Trek, UAE Team Emirates and behind the scenes on Vuelta stage 15.
Stage Report: Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) made major strides back up the overall classification with a wonderful stage victory on the Lagos de Covadonga. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) was able to cover every acceleration though and he heads into the final week still in red and looking like one of the strongest riders in the race.
Stage Report: The finalé of stage 14 was a cut and thrust affair between the top GC men and Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates won this round of the Battle. Behind him Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) were hot on his heels. Stage and overall for Yates.
PeloPics: The second week of the Vuelta a España has thrown up more surprises with stage wins from Alexandre Geniez, Alessandro De Marchi and Oscar Rodriguez, plus the red jersey of overall leadership on the shoulders of Jesus Herrada. More of the best pics of the Spanish Grand Tour by Cor Vos and Luis Ángel Gómez.