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The official route for the 2022 edition will be revealed Thursday evening in Spain, and event organizers promise to live up to expectations of a climb-heavy course.
From Primož Roglič and Egan Bernal going on the attack to Miguel Ángel López's dramatic departure from the race, these are the moments that made the 2021 Vuelta a España.
This week we discuss the war of words between Movistar and Miguel Ángel López, and hear from Lauren Stephens on overcoming setbacks.
2006 Tour de France winner designed the climb-riddled finale that shook up the GC and provoked an angry López to quit the Vuelta.
Movistar teammate Imanol Erviti said 'it was impossible' to convince López to try to finish the stage Saturday, while a Colombian senator blames Movistar.
Podium place boosts Haig's season after Tour de France crash and missed Olympics, while Mäder takes breakthrough grand tour performance with fifth.
Veteran manager said he's 'never seen anything like it' in his 40-year career after López abandoned the Vuelta a España.
The battle for leftovers began early in a Vuelta book-ended by time trials that set up Roglič for his most comfortable GC win yet.
Enric Mas (Movistar) and Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) also secure their final podium positions in the 33.8km time trial.
Colombian newspaper quotes trainer saying Movistar told Miguel Ángel López to stop pulling in order to secure second place for Enric Mas.
Colombian riders says 'many factors' added up to his abrupt exit from the Spanish grand tour with only one stage left to go.
Colombian media says Miguel Ángel López's hasty exit came after team told him not to pull. Even if it's true, López is likely to regret his decision.
Clément Champoussin's whimsical stage win gave us plenty to cheer for at the Vuelta a España. Here's how the moment was captured on twitter.
Breakaway rider Clément Champoussin survived an onslaught by the GC favorites to take his first WorldTour win.
Here's what Primož Roglič, Rui Oliveira, and others said after Magnus Cort Nielsen sprinted to a third Vuelta stage win.
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