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Vuelta’10 St.21: Nibali Confirms His Promise!

Race Report: The last rider to stand on two Grand Tour podiums in a year, Alberto Contador, did, admittedly, win both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta Espana. Nibali managed a third in May but stamped his card as a bona fide Grand Tour hero at the Vuelta with a smart and gutsy three week show of maturity. Welcome to the winners’ circle, Vincenzo!

Vuelta’10 St.20: Mosquera’s Stage, Nibali’s Vuelta!

Race Report: This stage was planned to be the stage that would decide this 75th anniversary Vuelta a Espaсa and in the end it nearly did! An attack from second placed Mosquera shook the Red Jersey of Nibali, but he held hard and rode for all his worth to save the biggest win of his cycling career. A day of action was promised and there was no disappointment.

Vuelta ’10 St.19: Gilbert Flies Into Toledo

Race Report: The ‘Eagle of Toledo’ Federico Bahamontes must have smiled today lumpy final kms and climb to Toledo’s old town put paid to a traditional sprint, but was perfect for Omega’s Phillipe Gilbert – who bested a ‘never say die’ Tyler Farrar.

Vuelta’10 St.18: Hat-trick For Cavendish!

Race report: There’s a couple of lumps and bumps today, but nothing to worry the sprinters. In fact, it’s an ideal day for a bit of fine-tuning for the Worlds in a little over a fortnight’s time so we should be seeing Mark Cavendish facing off against Tyler Farrar once the peloton high-tails it into Salamanca.

Vuelta De PEZ: At The Start In Gijon

Roadside PEZ: The sun splits the sky and the Vuelta's 17th visit to Lagos de Covadonga is for the reference books. Ed and Martin's short trip to Spain ended yesterday morning with a quick trip to the stage start in Gijon - read on!

Vuelta De PEZ: Magic In The Clouds

Roadside St. 15: Carlos Barredo's grand mother wells up, 'my God, my God' she keeps repeating as Carlos's amigo hugs her - the man himself hurtled past just seconds ago to join the immortals as a winner on the Lagos de Covadonga...Ed and Martin were there to catch every bit of the classic stage in Asturias.

Vuelta’10 St.16: It’s A Red Rodriguez!

Race Report: There was many up’s and Down’s today and not just the profile of the course! Just like the champagne on the podium, the Overall Top Ten has been given a good shake, a new Red Jersey wearer, some happy faces and some broken hearts! A top day of action.

Vuelta De PEZ: A Quiet Look At The Covadonga

Roadside PEZ: After catching the stage start in Burgos yesterday, Ed and Martin hopped in their rental and headed straight for the mythical Asturian ascent of the Lagos de Covadonga. The mammoth climb played host to today's great battle between the overall hopes and a local Asturian boy who came good on the climb that started his career - Carlos Barredo.