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#Vuelta a Espana

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'I haven't broken any rules' - Froome believes legacy remains untainted

Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana champion Chris Froome says his legacy will be untainted after being asked to explain a drugs test.

# vuelta-a-espana - Monday 11 September, 2017

'The fact that nobody has ever won the Tour and then the Vuelta afterwards - it's incredible'

Chris Froome is struggling to comprehend becoming just the third man to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year.

# vuelta-a-espana - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Chris Froome completes historic Grand Tour double with Vuelta triumph

The English rider became just the third rider in history to win both Grand Tours in the same year.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20

Froome now holds a 2min 15secs lead over Vincenzo Nibali.

# vuelta-a-espana - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'Sleep all day': Froome looks forward to some Monday rest after extending Vuelta lead

Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez took the stage win but the Team Sky rider remains in total control.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Chris Froome's Vuelta lead cut after he crashes twice Vuelta 2017 This post contains videos

Chris Froome's Vuelta lead cut after he crashes twice

“It’s never nice to crash like that, but I’m just grateful that I’m not injured.”

# vuelta-a-espana - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Ireland's Nico Roche up to joint-second at Vuelta after late attack in the mountains

Roche is now just 36 seconds behind leader Chris Froome.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Froome extends Vuelta lead, Ireland's Roche remains third

France’s Julian Alaphilippe won stage 8 today.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 21 January, 2017

How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career

As part of his preparation for the 1976 Montreal games, Ireland’s great cyclist got himself a lifetime ban from the Olympics, but put himself in the position to set up a hugely successful pro career.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche has won today’s stage at the Vuelta a Espana

The Team Sky rider crossed the line first after a sprint finish.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Dan Martin's Vuelta a Espana is over after nasty crash

The Irishman has gone to hospital after a collision during today’s stage.

# vuelta-a-espana - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Another close finish at the Vuelta ends in disappointment for Nicolas Roche

That’s two top-five finishes for the Irishman in the space of three days.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Froome up to second, Ireland's Dan Martin stays sixth at the Vuelta

Stage 18 was another tough day in the saddle

# vuelta-a-espana - Monday 8 September, 2014

Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta

Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.

Two riders had a digging match during today's stage of the Vuelta

Russian Ivan Rovni and Italian Gianluca Brambilla exchanged a couple of punches and elbows this afternoon.

# vuelta-a-espana - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

There was a bit of controversy in today's sprint finish at the Vuelta

For the second time in as many days, John Degenkolb was first to the finish line.

# vuelta-a-espana - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Ireland's Dan Martin continued his great start at the Vuelta today

Martin fourth in the race for the green jersey after the opening four stages in spain.

# vuelta-a-espana - Monday 25 August, 2014

Watch Ireland's Dan Martin claim second place in thrilling Vuelta finish

The Garmin-Sharp rider was pipped to the line by Australian Michael Matthews on Stage 3.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Movistar take the opening stage of the 2014 Vuleta as Quintana seeks Grand Tour double

The Colombian is hoping to add a second Grand Tour to his 2014 achievements.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’

Roche looks back on the success of his first season with Saxo-Tinkoff and his relationship with team manager Bjarne Riis.

# vuelta-a-espana - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Podium dreams slip from Roche's grasp as Horner eyes history

The Irishman lost vital time on the leaders in Vuelta a Espana on Saturday.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Nibali still in red, Kiryienka wins Vuelta 18th stage as Roche in fifth overall

It was another great ride by the Irishman as he came in 11th today.

# vuelta-a-espana - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Nicolas Roche moves up to 5th on good day at the Vuelta

Roche finished 10th overall on today’s 18th stage, won by Bauke Mollema.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Roche makes gains on Nibali as Gilbert wins 12th stage of the Vuelta

The Irish cyclist is now just 31 seconds down on the Italian.

# vuelta-a-espana - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Nicolas Roche back up to second overall at Vuelta after time trial efforts

The Irishman put in an impressive time trial performance this afernoon.

# vuelta-a-espana - Monday 2 September, 2013

Vuelta hopes fading for Nicolas Roche as he drops back to 3rd

The red jersey has passed from Daniel Moreno to American veteran Christopher Horner.

# vuelta-a-espana - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Nicolas Roche denied Vuelta lead by 1 second after thrilling finish

The red jersey now goes to Daniel Moreno but Roche is well in the hunt for podium-topping glory.

'Definitely the best week of my life' - Nicolas Roche discusses his sterling performance yesterday

The cyclist has given his thoughts on sitting atop the Vuelta leaderboard.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Nicolas Roche says leading Vuelta is 'like a dream'

“Every year I come to the Tour of Spain I think about having the red jersey for one day and it is incredible to do it,” he said.

VIDEO: Roche finishes third amid thrilling Vuelta climax

Relive the final few moments of a historic day for Irish cycling in Spain.

# vuelta-a-espana - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Roche finishes 10th on Stage 4 of Vuelta, now 8 seconds off lead

Meanwhile, today’s race was won by Dani Moreno of Spain, after he broke clear in the final kilometre.

# vuelta-a-espana - Monday 26 August, 2013

Martin & Roche both finish in top 10 on Stage 3 of the Vuelta

Both finished 3 seconds down with Martin 5th and Roche 9th.

# vuelta-a-espana - Sunday 25 August, 2013

'An incredible day': Nicolas Roche takes stage 2 of La Vuelta

The Irishman finished the climb to Baiona two seconds clear of Daniel Moreno.

# vuelta-a-espana - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Hunt returns to Team Sky coaching position

Dan Hunt will help lead Sky’s bid for back-to-back Tour de France victories.

# vuelta-a-espana - Monday 10 September, 2012

Do the maths... Contador says drug-ban Tours still count for him

Contador raised seven fingers on the winner’s podium in Madrid yesterday.

# vuelta-a-espana - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador secures 'beautiful' victory in Madrid

The 29-year-old Spaniard sealed his second Vuelta triumph a month after returning from a two-year doping ban.

# vuelta-a-espana - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador prepares coronation in Madrid

Denis Menchov won the penultimate stage of La Vuelta.

# vuelta-a-espana - Friday 7 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Gilbert takes his second stage

The Belgian left it late to win the 178.4km race, while Nicolas Roche finished 26th.

# vuelta-a-espana - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Bennati trumps Swift at the last

204 kilometres in intense heat and it all comes down to the final sprint.

# vuelta-a-espana - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead

The red jersey no longer belongs to Joaquim Rodriguez. He now resides third, almost two and a half minutes behind Contador.

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