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Vuelta a España: Gilbert edges stage 17 as Quintana moves up to second

• Belgian rider holds of Sam Bennett at finish line• Quintana moves to within touching distance of Primoz RoglicPhilippe Gilbert won stage 17 at the Vuelta a España from Aranda de Duero to Guadalajara on Wednesday as Nairo Quintana rode himself back in…

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Primoz Roglic moves clear as Jakob Fuglsang wins Vuelta a España stage

Roglic leads by two minutes 48 seconds Fuglsang secures first Grand Tour stage winPrimoz Roglic tightened his grip on the Vuelta a España, while Jakob Fuglsang earned a solo triumph in stage 16 on Monday. Related: Dylan Groenewegen wins another Tour of…

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Vuelta a España: Sam Bennett grabs win as crashes cause chaos on stage 14

• Dozens of riders hit the deck including Alejandro Valverde• Primoz Roglic retains healthy lead in the general classificationSam Bennett took his second victory of this year’s Vuelta a España as the Irishman won a crash-affected stage 14 in Oviedo.An …

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Vuelta a España: Roglic extends lead as Pogacar takes thrilling 13th stage

• Slovenian duo’s breakaway at summit takes victory• Roglic now two minutes ahead in overall standingsPrimoz Roglic extended his overall lead in the Vuelta a España as fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar took victory on a thrilling but brutal stage 13 in Ca…

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Vuelta a España: Philippe Gilbert’s Bilbao brilliance earns stage 12 win

Belgian rider broke clear on day’s brutal final climbRace leader Primoz Roglic stays in the red jerseyPhilippe Gilbert powered to victory on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España, while the race leader, Primoz Roglic, retained the red jersey.The Deceuninck-Q…

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Helicopter reveals rooftop marijuana plantations while filming Vuelta

• Catalonia police confiscate 40 plants in Igualada• Guardia Civil post footage of illegal plots on social mediaPolice in Catalonia have seized dozens of marijuana plants from a roof terrace after social media users spotted the plantation in video foot…

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Vuelta a España: Mikel Iturria wins stage 11 with gutsy solo attack

Spaniard Iturria holds on after 25km breakawayPrimoz Roglic remains in red jersey after stageMikel Iturria won stage 11 of the Vuelta a España on home soil in the Basque Country on Wednesday with a hugely impressive solo attack, while Primoz Roglic mai…

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Vuelta a España: Primoz Roglic powers to time-trial win and red jersey

Slovenian dominates stage 10 from Jurancon to PauNairo Quintana loses heavily over 36.2km coursePrimoz Roglic eased to victory in stage 10 of the Vuelta a España, taking the red jersey after excelling in the individual time-trial and putting himself in…

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Vuelta a España: Primoz Roglic powers to time-trial win and red jersey

Slovenian dominates stage 10 from Jurancon to PauNairo Quintana loses heavily over 36.2km coursePrimoz Roglic eased to victory in stage 10 of the Vuelta a España, taking the red jersey after excelling in the individual time-trial and putting himself in…

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Vuelta a España: Quintana takes lead as Pogacar wins storm-affected stage nine

• Colombian finishes second on stage ahead of Primoz Roglic • Quintana has six-second advantage over SlovenianTadej Pogacar won stage nine of the Vuelta a España as Colombian climber Nairo Quintana claimed the red jersey.UAE Team Emirates rider Pogac…

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Vuelta a España: Quintana takes lead as Pogacar wins storm-affected stage nine

• Colombian finishes second on stage ahead of Primoz Roglic • Quintana has six-second advantage over SlovenianTadej Pogacar won stage nine of the Vuelta a España as Colombian climber Nairo Quintana claimed the red jersey.UAE Team Emirates rider Pogac…

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Vuelta a España: Nicolas Edet takes race lead as Arndt wins stage eight

Nikias Arndt wins sprint from 20-strong breakawayEdet leads by more than two minutes after stageFrenchman Nicolas Edet became the new overall leader in the Vuelta a España on Saturday as German rider Nikias Arndt sprinted to victory on stage eight in t…

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Alejandro Valverde wins brutal Vuelta stage seven as López reclaims red jersey

• Miguel Ángel López has six-second lead over Primoz Roglic• Valverde underlines own challenge with impressive winMiguel Ángel López reclaimed the leader’s red jersey in the Vuelta a España as Alejandro Valverde won stage seven on a summit finish at Ma…

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Nicolas Roche taken to hospital after crash during the Vuelta a España

• Roche attempted to carry on before abandoning the race• Dylan Teuns takes red jersey after finishing secondNicolas Roche was taken to hospital after being involved in a huge crash on stage six of the Vuelta a España.Roche, who held the leader’s jerse…

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Vuelta a España: Ángel Madrazo wins stage five as Miguel Ángel López takes lead

• López opens up 14-second gap to Primoz Roglic• Nicolas Roche falls to fifth place overallÁngel Madrazo proved strongest on the final climb to win the fifth stage of Vuelta a España on Wednesday, while Colombian Miguel Ángel López used a late charge t…

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Vuelta a España: Steven Kruijswijk abandons as Jakobsen seals stage four

Dutchman forced to withdraw due to knee injuryNicolas Roche retains leader’s red jerseySteven Kruijswijk, who finished third at this year’s Tour de France, has been forced to abandon the Vuelta a España four days into the race with a knee injury as com…

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Vuelta a España: Steven Kruijswijk abandons as Jakobsen seals stage four

Dutchman forced to withdraw due to knee injuryNicolas Roche retains leader’s red jerseySteven Kruijswijk, who finished third at this year’s Tour de France, has been forced to abandon the Vuelta a España four days into the race with a knee injury as com…

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Vuelta a España: Sam Bennett surges to stage three sprint triumph

Bora–Hansgrohe sprinter too strong on Alicante run-inFellow Irishman Nicolas Roche stays in red jerseySam Bennett doubled Ireland’s cause for celebration in the Vuelta a España as he took victory on stage three while compatriot Nicolas Roche kept the l…

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Nairo Quintana wins Vuelta second stage as Roche takes leader’s jersey

The 2016 winner attacks from elite lead group to winIrishman Nicolas Roche of Team Sunweb leads by two secondsNairo Quintana made an early statement at the Vuelta a España with a powerful ride to win Stage 2 in Calpe as Ireland’s Nicolas Roche took the…

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Astana win Vuelta a España team time trial to put Miguel Ángel López in red

• Disappointment for Jumbo-Visma as five riders fall• Deceuninck-QuickStep second, with Sunweb thirdColombia’s Miguel Ángel López led home the Astana team to secure the first red jersey of the Vuelta a España in a dramatic opening team time trial.There…