Many of the peloton's top uphill specialists are headed to northern Spain to take on the Vuelta al País Vasco
Katusha's Joaquim Rodríguez withdraws from Volta ao Algarve on stage 2, suffering from an illness he's had since the race began.
Katusha hopes to ride its flashy new team kit to fresh horizons in 2016
Two-time Lombardia winner Joaquim Rodriguez injures himself while training and is forced to withdraw from season's final monument race.
Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash look ahead to the year's final monument classic, Il Lombardia, which takes place Sunday in Italy.
Valverde has won six medals in the worlds road race but is still searching for a victory.
Fabio Aru won a Spanish grand tour that was filled with crashes, abandonments, and an ejection.
After losing more than three minutes on the Vuelta's penultimate day, Tom Dumoulin joins a dubious list of infamous grand tour implosions.
Fabio Aru takes his first grand-tour victory as John Degenkolb salves Giant's wounds over losing the Vuelta on the penultimate stage
The Astana rider remains 3 seconds out of first place at the Spanish grand tour entering Friday's stage 19.