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Primoz Roglic clinches Vuelta a España as Pascal Ackermann takes final stage

Slovenian completes overall win by 24sec for Jumbo-VismaIrishman Sam Bennett loses out in photo finish on final stageThere was no fairytale weekend to conclude Hugh Carthy’s Vuelta a España, but huge relief for Primoz Roglic after the Slovenian success…

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Primoz Roglic poised to defend Vuelta crown despite Richard Carapaz’s attack

Slovenian wobbles but avoids repeat of Tour de FranceHugh Carthy set to finish third after final stage in MadridAfter Primoz Roglic’s last-ditch defeat at the Tour de France, there must have been a grimly familiar feeling for the Slovenian as his defen…

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Hugh Carthy: how lanky Lancastrian became Vuelta a España contender

Unusually tall for a cyclist, Carthy has always had an old head on young shoulders and is happier talking about snooker or darts than cyclingThere is a consensus around Hugh Carthy, Britain’s latest breakout cycling name and a possible winner of the Vu…

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Primoz Roglic extends Vuelta lead with bonus seconds in stage 16 sprint

GC leader now has 45 seconds on Richard CarapazRemi Cavagna denied 3km finish after breakawayPrimoz Roglic tightened his grip on the overall lead of the Vuelta a España as he claimed precious seconds when finishing runner-up on stage 16.The Slovenian h…

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Cycling’s three grand tours have been different this year – much better

The Tour, Giro and Vuelta have been crazily unpredictable and brilliant fun this year. Even the lack of fans has been a bonusBy Gary Naylor for the Guardian Sport NetworkIf you are watching elite sport at the minute, you are watching it on television. …

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Vuelta a España: Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15 as Primoz Roglic stays in lead

Jumbo-Visma’s Roglic still 39 seconds clear of Richard CarapazIan Stannard retires after rheumatoid arthritis diagnosisThe Belgian rider Jasper Philipsen won a long, wet and windy stage 15 at the Vuelta a España on Thursday, and Primoz Roglic safely he…

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Vuelta a España: Tim Wellens wins stage 14 as Roglic remains in red

Belgian takes second stage of this year’s VueltaNo shake-up among main general classificationTim Wellens won his second Vuelta a España stage on Wednesday, with defending champion Primoz Roglic maintaining his overall lead over Richard Carapaz.Wellens,…

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Vuelta a España: Roglic wins his fourth stage and reclaims red jersey

Time-trial win for Slovenian gives him 39-second leadRichard Carapaz back into second, Hugh Carthy still thirdPrimoz Roglic reclaimed the Vuelta a España overall lead when he won the 13th stage, a 33.7km time-trial ending with a sharp climb up to the M…

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Richard Carapaz regains Vuelta red jersey as Hugh Carthy wins stage

Stage included toughest ascent in professional cyclingRichard Carapaz regained the lead in the general classificationRichard Carapaz regained the overall leader’s red jersey from Primoz Roglic in the Vuelta a España, opening up a 10-second advantage af…

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David Gaudu claims stage 11 of the Vuelta for first Grand Tour win

Frenchman beat breakaway companion Marc SolerGaudu showed great composure in 170km mountain trekDavid Gaudu secured his maiden Grand Tour win when he claimed the 11th stage of the Vuelta, a 170km mountain trek between Villaviciosa and the Alto de La Fa…

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Primoz Roglic takes Vuelta leader’s jersey after unlikely stage victory

Superb timing secures stage victory earmarked for sprinterStrategy worked perfectly for Roglic and Jumbo-Visma teamPrimoz Roglic produced a brilliant finish to claim an unlikely victory on stage 10 at the Vuelta a España on Friday and take the race lea…

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Sam Bennett loses Vuelta stage win to Ackermann after shoulder barge

Irish rider relegated after combative bunch sprint‘After all the crashes, we have to take care of the other guys’The German rider Pascal Ackermann won stage nine of the Vuelta a España on Thursday despite finishing second behind the Irishman Sam Bennet…

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Primoz Roglic beats leader Carapaz to send out Vuelta warning to rival

Roglic wins stage eight to cut Richard Carapaz’s overall leadHugh Carthy slips back to fourth with Dan Martin into thirdPrimoz Roglic pulled off a brilliant late attack to win stage eight of the Vuelta a España on Wednesday and eat into the overall lea…

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Michael Woods makes late surge for Vuelta stage win as Carapaz keeps lead

Canadian claims second career win at VueltaCarapaz retains red jersey and lead over CarthyCanadian Michael Woods claimed a second career win at the Vuelta a España when he prevailed in the seventh stage, a 159.7km hilly ride between Vitoria-Gasteiz and…

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Giro d’Italia riders get shortened stage 19 after bad weather

CPA thanks organisers for listening to their requestFriday’s stage win expected to be contested by sprintersCompetitors for the Giro d’Italia lined up for the 19th stage as planned on Friday, but then hopped on team buses after organisers agreed to sho…

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Giro d’Italia riders get shortened stage 19 after bad weather

CPA thanks organisers for listening to their requestFriday’s stage win expected to be contested by sprintersCompetitors for the Giro d’Italia lined up for the 19th stage as planned on Friday, but then hopped on team buses after organisers agreed to sho…

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Hindley and Geoghegan Hart close on Giro d’Italia lead after Stelvio showdown

Jai Hindley wins explosive stage 18 of Giro in mountainsWilco Kelderman takes over from João Almeida in pinkJai Hindley and Tao Geoghegan Hart vaulted themselves within seconds of the pink jersey as the Giro d’Italia exploded on the slopes of the famed…

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O’Connor wins stage 17 of Giro, Soler takes Vuelta stage on home turf

João Almeida in maglia rosa before Stelvio test on ThursdayPrimoz Roglic stays in overall Vuelta lead after stage twoAustralian Ben O’Connor won the 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 203km mountain trek from Bassano del Grappa as João Almeida retained…

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Chris Froome loses 11 minutes on stage one of Vuelta as Roglic prevails

Primoz Roglic takes opening stage as Froome strugglesJoão Almeida extends Giro lead, Jan Tratnik wins stage 16Defending champion Primoz Roglic attacked in the final kilometre after a difficult climb to win an explosive opening stage of the Vuelta a Esp…

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Chris Froome loses 11 minutes on stage one of Vuelta as Roglic prevails

Primoz Roglic takes opening stage as Froome strugglesJoão Almeida extends Giro lead, Jan Tratnik wins stage 16Defending champion Primoz Roglic attacked in the final kilometre after a difficult climb to win an explosive opening stage of the Vuelta a Esp…