Lee Rodgers has changed his mind on the excitement of the Vuelta, due to the efforts of the young riders who have been battling over the final red jersey. But all is not well in the wider World - Actor Ben Foster has admitted to taking PED's to emulate Lance Armstrong in the film 'The Program'. The old and the new face of cycling.
Race Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a España was always going to end in a bunch sprint and John Degenkolb wanted that win more than anything. In the peloton Fabio Aru was ecstatic as he crossed the line for his Grand Tour win, the first of many. Shelley Olds took the Challenge Madrid in an exciting sprint.
Race Report: Ruben Plaza took a brilliant stage win more deserving of 1915 rather than 2015 as he went clear for 100km by himself. Behind him Fabio Aru and Astana finally managed to distance Dumoulin and take the GC victory.
Race Report: It was a case of two races on the road today and one of the most attacking men of this Vuelta - Alexis Gougeard (Ag2r) finally played it perfectly and took a superb win into the ancient city of Ávila. In the overall Movistar tried- and failed - to break the will of Tom Dumoulin as they headed towards the cobbled climb into the stage finish.
Race Report: Astana’s Fabio Aru has to take the race to overall leader Tom Dumoulin if he wants to claw back the 3 seconds he need for the final win. The Sardinian attacked and attacked again, but he could not shake the big Dutchman. At the head of the race Nico Roche and Haimar Zubeldia sprinted it out for the stage honors, with Roche taking the victory.
Race Report: On a Burgos time test parcours for the big, strong men it was Netherlands Giant, Tom Dumoulin who was biggest and strongest to take the stage by a minute plus from Maciej Bodnar; the Dutchman also grabbed the red jersey of leadership from home boy Joaquim Rodriguez.
Vuelta Lowdown: Lee Rodgers is back from his short break and he has the Spanish Grand Tour in his cross hairs. As always Lee gives us his unique lowdown on the good and the bad from la Vuelta. Nibali, Sagan, Oleg and the UCI all come under the Rodgers microscope on the second rest day.
Race Report: Seven categorized climbs with a summit finish, the perfect day for the climbers to rid themselves of Tom Dumoulin before the time trial. Frank Schleck won the stage, at one point his group had a lead of 22 minutes, but the Luxemburger held out for the win.
Race Report: The stage started quickly with a 9 man break going clear. After letting a stage win go to a break in the last two days the climbers were desperate to take this stage win for themselves. Joaquin Rodriguez timed his attack to perfection and took his first win in this year's Vuelta, but missed out on red by one second.