Race report: Normally the last stage of a Grand Tour is a procession. Today it's mayhem as crashes cause a bit of last-minute panic! Luckily the 'action' took place inside the last 3kms so it wasn't enough to upset Contador!
Race Report : A short mountain time trial stands between Alberto Contador and history, Leipheimer maybe a better man against the clock, but Bert has time and the Gold jersey on his shoulders and that always gives a rider wings on the climbs. Contador has also won a Giro and a Tour de France, so, let the battle commence!
Race report: What looked on paper like a standard, run-of-the-mill transition stage, turned into an attack-fest. A big breakaway group put minutes into the peloton, some big names bailed out before the start ..... and we have a winner that some of you might not even have heard of.
Race Report: You would have put your money on Tom Boonen to take the sprint today, but if you had it would have been the wrong Quick-Step man. Tom sat up in the last kilometer and it was left to his right hand man; Wouter Weylandt to take the honors by a tire width from some other very fast movers.
Race Report: A sunny, cloudless sky met the adjoining of Stage 16 today, where Contador stood firmly on top of the GC. An early climb wouldn’t prove too much of a bother, and the group set up for a bunch sprint. And Tom Boonen delivered the goods in an exciting finish. Read on!
PEZ Roadside St.15: Boonen just laughs at my opening gambit; "Tom! You look great! Your tan is perfect!" After all the QuickStep man is one of the greatest riders on the planet, he's also a nice guy. PEZ was at the start of stage 15, Cudillero to Ponferada to get rider reaction to two tough days - the Angliru on Saturday and San Isidoro on Sunday.
Race Report: What a weekend!! Alberto Contador asked the questions, but no one had the answers, back to back stage wins on two of the hardest stages on this years Vuelta a Espaсa. You don’t win all three Grand Tours by accident and this one isn’t over yet; It’s a long way to Madrid!