Froome shows sign of weakness as Quintana leads Vuelta

 September 1, 2014   John Welsh

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For the first week of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana, most of the pre-race favourites were quite content to ride alongside each other with only Thursday’s stage to La Zubia producing any indication of which rider may have arrived in Spain with decent form. However, the summit finish at the ski resort of Valdelinaires provided […]

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Giro d'Italia

A difficult Giro d’Italia could be ideal for Quintana

 May 9, 2014   John Welsh

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A 21km team time trial which starts and finishes in Belfast on Friday seems a strange way to begin the 97th edition of the Giro d’Italia cycle race. However, in keeping with recent developments in its sister race the Tour de France, beginning the race in a different country is becoming a popular trait. Staging […]

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