UAE Emirates delivers tactical masterpiece to open three straight days of racing in Spain.
Valverde withdrawn from home race the Vuelta a Murcia this weekend as COVID precaution.
UCI updates 2021 race calendar with new dates for Volta ao Algarve, Women’s Tour, Ronde van Drenthe, and Ruta del Sol
New calendar dates awarded to UCI WorldTour events seeking to be on the current year's calendar.
Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) soloed to his fifth career win at La Vuelta a Murcia on Saturday.
Rein Taaramae started 2015 off on the right foot, winning the Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia for his new team Astana
The debate over the race radio ban heats up as the race director at the Vuelta a Murcia blamed the absence of race radio for several crashes during the three-stage race in Spain.
Bjarne Riis and Alberto Contador getting used to each other; Dane suggests Giro run isn’t a sure bet
MURCIA, Spain (VN) – A huge smile creased across the typically somber face of Bjarne Riis when Alberto Contador celebrated his first victory of 2011 at the Vuelta a Murcia by pointing proudly at his Saxo Bank-Sungard jersey.
- 1. Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp), Saxobank-Sungard, 14:10
- 2. Jerome Coppel (Fra), Saur-Sojasun, at 0:08
- 3. Denis Menchov (Rus), Geox-TMC, at 0:12
- 4. Alex Dowsett (Gbr), Team Sky, at 0:19
- 5. Vasili Kiryienka (Blr), Movistar, at 0:26
- 1. Alberto Contador Velasco (Esp), Saxobank-Sungard, 9:27:18
- 2. Jerome Coppel (Fra), Saur-Sojasun, at 0:11
- 3. Denis Menchov (Rus), Geox-TMC, at 0:17
- 4. Wouter Poels (Ned), Vacansoleil-Dcm, at 1:46
- 5. Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col), at 1:47
MURCIA, Spain (VN) – Alberto Contador headlines the field at the three-day Vuelta a Murcia in what will be his second race since he was cleared by the Spanish cycling federation to return to racing.
Alberto Contador is already a pretty good time trialist, but his new boss at Saxo Bank-Sungard said changes in his TT position could take the Tour de France winner up another notch.
Although shortened from five to three days, the Vuelta a Murcia in Spain will see a top field for the race set for March 4-6.
Carlos Sastre (Geox-TMC) will make his season debut at the Vuelta a Murcia in March.
Double stage winner, Robbie Hunter, has pulled out of the Tour of Murcia on Friday after learning that his wife has gone into labor.
Robbie Hunter delivered Garmin-Transitions its first win on the 2010 season after taking a sprint victory in Wednesday’s opening stage at the Vuelta a Murcia in Spain.
In Europe this week, the Vuelta a Murcia and the Monte Paschi Eroica are the big races, while mid-week races in Italy and Belgium keep things rolling. Andrew Hood takes a look.