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13 hours ago

Pedro Delgado laments lack of Spanish stars: ‘We need a new rider of reference’

Former Tour-winner Delgado says Spanish fans feel 'like orphans' as other nations dominate the Tour de France and Vuelta a España.


15 hours ago

Luis Ángel Maté promises to plant a tree for every breakaway kilometer during Vuelta a España

Veteran Spanish pro wants to help reforest an area near his home and training grounds hit by wildfire last year.


17 hours ago

BikeExchange-Jayco to keep pedal to the floor at Vuelta a España

After a wildly successful Tour de France with two stage victories, the Aussie team wants to keep the party going at the Vuelta.


1 day ago

Vuelta a España: Mikel Landa downplays podium hopes

Spanish GC star finally put a series of grand tour setbacks and close calls to bed with third at the 2022 Giro d'Italia.


1 day ago

Vuelta a España preview: Fireworks assured even without the ‘Big Four’

This year's edition of the Spanish grand tour lives up to its climber's reputation with no less than eight summit finishes.


3 days ago

Pavel Sivakov: I’d be up for Vuelta a España GC challenge

French rider back in the mix after taking first GC win since 2019 at Vuelta a Burgos.


5 days ago

Primož Roglič back on bike as Jumbo-Visma mulls Vuelta a España strategy

Sepp Kuss slated to start Spanish tour as Jumbo-Visma keeps options open: 'If Roglič is not there, it will totally change the approach.'


1 week ago

Patrick Lefevere says Remco Evenepoel is ‘completely different rider’ from last year’s Giro d’Italia

Lighter and more experienced, Evenepoel looking better than ever ahead of Vuelta a España debut.


1 week ago

Egan Bernal not racing Burgos and the Vuelta a España remains uncertain

Speculation about Bernal's comeback has been building since Bernal returned to Europe last month and joined his teammates on a high-altitude training camp in Andorra.


2 weeks ago

Primož Roglič still ‘wait-and-see’ if he can defend Vuelta a España title

Tadej Pogačar unconfirmed, but Jai Hindley, Remco Evenepoel, Richard Carapaz, Vincenzo Nibali, Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa all set for Spanish grand tour.


2 months ago

Vuelta a España to award special leaders jerseys for Dutch stages

The 2022 Spanish grand tour opens with three stages in the Netherlands.


7 months ago

Barcelona to host start of 2023 Vuelta a España

Spanish grand tour confirms that Barcelona will host the start of the 2023 edition.


8 months ago

Enric Mas puts Vuelta a España victory on to-do list for 2022

Spanish star looks to bring Movistar victory on home roads as he takes full leadership after exit of Miguel Ángel López.


8 months ago

Climb-heavy 2022 Vuelta a España route to start in Holland

The 77th edition of the Spanish grand tour will run from August 19 to September 11.


8 months ago

Vuelta a España likely to see five new summit finales in 2022

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.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: 5 moments that made the race

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.


11 months ago

VeloNews Podcast: Movistar vs. Miguel Ángel López; Lauren Stephens interview

This week we discuss the war of words between Movistar and Miguel Ángel López, and hear from Lauren Stephens on overcoming setbacks.


11 months ago

How Óscar Pereiro set the trap that caught out Miguel Ángel López and changed the Vuelta a España

2006 Tour de France winner designed the climb-riddled finale that shook up the GC and provoked an angry López to quit the Vuelta.


11 months ago

Fallout for Miguel Ángel López could be costly as Movistar might reconsider contract extension

Movistar teammate Imanol Erviti said 'it was impossible' to convince López to try to finish the stage Saturday, while a Colombian senator blames Movistar.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Jack Haig and Gino Mäder shine for Bahrain-Victorious in wake of Mikel Landa fade

Podium place boosts Haig's season after Tour de France crash and missed Olympics, while Mäder takes breakthrough grand tour performance with fifth.


11 months ago

Eusebio Unzué said there was ‘no way’ to convince Miguel Ángel López to carry on

Veteran manager said he's 'never seen anything like it' in his 40-year career after López abandoned the Vuelta a España.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič in class of his own in near-perfect treble

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.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 21: Primož Roglič wins the final time trial to claim his third overall title

Enric Mas (Movistar) and Jack Haig (Bahrain-Victorious) also secure their final podium positions in the 33.8km time trial.


11 months ago

Report: Coach of Miguel Ángel López says Movistar ordered him to stop pulling

Colombian newspaper quotes trainer saying Movistar told Miguel Ángel López to stop pulling in order to secure second place for Enric Mas.


11 months ago

‘Superman’ López offers his version of why he abruptly left the Vuelta a España

Colombian riders says 'many factors' added up to his abrupt exit from the Spanish grand tour with only one stage left to go.


11 months ago

Commentary: Miguel Ángel López will regret walking away from the Vuelta a España

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.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: All your funny tweets about Clément Champoussin’s heroic win

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.


11 months ago

Miguel Ángel López quits Vuelta a España after podium spot slips away

Updated: Colombian media cites unnamed sources suggesting López was angered over orders to stop pulling.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 20: Clément Champoussin attacks to glory as Primož Roglič defends red

Breakaway rider Clément Champoussin survived an onslaught by the GC favorites to take his first WorldTour win.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Here’s what Quinn Simmons, Primož Roglič, and others said after stage 19

Here's what Primož Roglič, Rui Oliveira, and others said after Magnus Cort Nielsen sprinted to a third Vuelta stage win.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 19: Magnus Cort bests Quinn Simmons for breakaway win

Primož Roglič maintains the GC lead on a day that saw the top-10 change due to crashes.


11 months ago

Fabio Jakobsen grinding closer to green jersey at Vuelta a España

Just like it did for Mark Cavendish at the Tour de France, Deceuninck-Quick-Step is shepherding its Dutch sprinter through the mountains.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: What the stars said after ‘Superman’ López’s stage 18 win

Here's what Enric Mas, Jack Haig, and others said after stage 18 of the 2021 Vuelta a España.


11 months ago

What’s harder, the Angliru or Gamoniteiru? We asked the riders

The Gamoniteiru sees longer, steadier grades, but the Angliru packs a punch with its 25-percent ramps — the pros agreed that the Angliru remains in a class of its own.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič takes big step toward third GC win but remains tentative

With the memory of losing last year's Tour de France on the final day, Primož Roglič goes into the final stages of the Vuelta with caution despite extending his GC lead.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 18: Miguel Ángel López tops on ‘queen stage’

Primož Roglič padded his advantage a day after he regained the lead of the general classification.


11 months ago

Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta: Marlen Reusser wins stage 1 mountain test from break

The Swiss champion rode away from her breakaway companions, which included Coryn Rivera, in impressive style to give herself a substantial lead overall.


11 months ago

Bigger and badder: All you need to know about 2021 Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta

The Spanish race expands to four stages this year and takes advantage of the mountains of Galicia. Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen headline a strong start list.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: What Sepp Kuss, Egan Bernal, and other stars said after stage 17

Here's what Sepp Kuss, Miguel Ángel López, and others said after the two-time defending Vuelta a España champion regained the race lead.


11 months ago

VeloNews Podcast: Gravel beef! The Vuelta a España’s punishing third week

On this week's episode we discuss the latest controversy in U.S. gravel racing, and we analyze the Vuelta's final week.


11 months ago

Jack Haig and Movistar primed for podium battle in waning days of Vuelta a España

With Primož Roglič taking control of the red leader's jersey, the tug-of-war for the final podium spots will heat up in the closing stages of the Vuelta a España.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Egan Bernal goes big but comes up short with mountain raid

Egan Bernal said he just wanted to have fun on the bike as he launched a long-range attack on stage 17 of the Vuelta a España. It didn't work out, but he still had fun.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič, Sepp Kuss crush classification rivals on the Covadonga

Roglič takes huge 2:22 lead over Enric Mas as Jumbo-Visma dominates the first of two back-to-back mountain stages at the Vuelta.


11 months ago

Do climbs like Gamoniteiru really make a difference in the Vuelta a España? We asked the riders

Is the hyped Gamoniteiru climb the 'next big thing' in the Vuelta a España, or a gimmick that will not shape the GC? The pros chime in.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 17: Primož Roglič leaves Egan Bernal behind, explodes race

Odd Eiking's race-lead ends as Primož Roglič retakes the red jersey with a dominant display of climbing.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España unsung heroes: Joan Bou on channeling a little Contador and being king of Valencia

Bou became king for a day when Valencia welcomed its home rider with painted roads and party passion – and Bou reciprocated with a ride fit for his hero 'El Pistolero.'


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: What the stars said after Fabio Jakobsen dominated stage 16 sprint

Here's what Michael Matthews, Matteo Trentin, and others said after the green jersey rocketed to another stage win.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Egan Bernal wants to ’empty the tank’ on final mountain stages

Egan Bernal wants to go big in the final mountain stages of the Vuelta a España, but he says that taking a big amount of time on Primož Roglič will be difficult.


11 months ago

Quinn Simmons chases win and form in Vuelta a España breakaway

Grand tour rookie gets first taste of breakaway effort in stage 16 as he hones form and ambitions ahead of world championships, Paris-Roubaix.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 16: Fabio Jakobsen celebrates birthday with hat trick win

Odd Eiking donned the leader's jersey for another day, with no changes to the general classification.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España GC set to explode in pair of ‘brutal’ mountaintop finishes

Stages 17 and 18 to the iconic Covadonga and leg-breaking Gamoniteiru climbs this week are set to crush hopes of many GC pretenders.


11 months ago

Power analysis: Vuelta a España week two

We dive into the power numbers of Sepp Kuss and Jack Haig from the second week of the Vuelta a España.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España unsung heroes: Cycling has given Carlos Verona ‘almost everything’ in life

Carlos Verona was inspired to take up racing when he saw the 2003 Vuelta a España go through his hometown and he hasn't looked back since.


11 months ago

Egan Bernal on looming showdown with Tadej Pogačar: ‘It will be something special’

Colombian star leaves door open on Pogačar clash even as he continues to fight in the Vuelta a España that he admits he likely won't win.


11 months ago

Elisa Longo Borghini: Expanded four-day Challenge by La Vuelta is ‘even more valuable’

The Italian national champion got her late-season campaign off to a great start with victory at GP Plouay and is building up to rides at the road worlds and Euros.


11 months ago

Vuelta a España: Enric Mas and Miguel Ángel López prepared for final-week red jersey battle

Miguel Ángel Lopez believes he and Enric Mas will need two minutes on Primož Roglič ahead of final TT to win the Vuelta a España.


11 months ago

Primož Roglič still far from third Vuelta a España title as race nears endgame

Roglič faces race against time and growing pressure as third red jersey remains far from his reach.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: What Odd Christian Eiking, Rafał Majka, Enric Mas and more said after stage 15

Here's what the stars said after Rafał Majka flew solo and Odd Christian Eiking continued to defy expectations at the Vuelta on Sunday.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 15: Rafał Majka scores huge solo victory in long-range mountain raid

Odd Christian Eiking retains red jersey after huge effort by his team, Adam Yates nabs 15 seconds in GC battle.


12 months ago

Richard Carapaz ‘resets goals’ after Vuelta a España abandon

Carapaz cites heat for Vuelta abandon, starts looking toward 2022 after scoring Olympic title and Tour de France podium this year.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: What Egan Bernal, Miguel Ángel López and the GC players said after stage 14

Here's what the GC contenders said after the top favorites hit lockdown on the Pico Villuercas summit finish.


12 months ago

Jay Vine overcomes brutal crash to finish third in Vuelta a España mountain stage

Zwift Academy winner is making strong impression in his grand tour debut, and delivers gutsy comeback following high-speed crash in stage 14.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 14: Romain Bardet attacks out of break for summit finish victory

Bardet wins out of 18-strong breakaway, GC battle simmers ahead of another tough mountain stage Sunday.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: What the stars said after stage 13

Here's what Matteo Trentin, Fabio Jakobsen, and others said after Florian Sénéchal won the flat and fast stage.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: Florian Sénéchal delivers for Deceuninck-Quick-Step after Fabio Jakobsen cracks

Some quick thinking and a strong sprint from Florian Sénéchal saved Deceuninck-Quick-Step after Fabio Jakobsen cracked in the final kilometers.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 13: Florian Sénéchal snatches opportunity for win

Odd Christian Eiking rolled through another day in the overall race lead, while Egan Bernal hitched a ride at the back of the sprint trains to try to put time into his GC rivals.


12 months ago

Kiel Reijnen Vuelta Video Diary: Race numbers, bandages, and a bedtime story

Kiel Reijnen shares his behind-the-scenes experiences from the Vuelta a España.


12 months ago

Euskaltel-Euskadi brings ‘orange tide’ and Basque passion back to Vuelta a España

Long-running Basque team returns to Vuelta after eight-year absence, bringing its fervent orange-clad fans and social ambitions with it.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: What the stars said after stage 12

Here's what Michael Matthews, Matteo Trentin, and others said after Magnus Cort Nielsen punched to the stage win.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič, Adam Yates escape unscathed after stage 12 crash

Primož Roglič and Adam Yates took a tumble on stage 12 of the Vuelta a España but avoided any time losses or serious injuries.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: Temperatures soar as peloton burns under Iberian sun

Thermometers peak above 109F in Thursday's 12th stage, but cooler weather offers reprieve in the final week.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España stage 12: Magnus Cort Nielsen punches to redeeming win

Odd Christian Eiking retains race leader's jersey with no changes to the top-10 of the GC.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: Primož Roglič and his battle to lose the red jersey, before winning it

Primož Roglič has twice lost the Vuelta a España's red jersey on purpose. Why has he done it and can he win it back when it really matters?


12 months ago

Vuelta a España unsung heroes: Jetse Bol jumped off the language deep end, and loved it

In 2016, Jetse Bol started studying Spanish to better integrate into his Colombian team. Now, at Burgos-BH, he's fluent in the language and that much more a part of the team.


12 months ago

Vuelta Diaries: Warming up the legs in a pedicab

American Kiel Reijnen takes us along for his rest day hijinks at the Vuelta a España.


12 months ago

Vuelta a España: What the stars said after stage 11

Here's what Odd Eiking, Enric Mas, and others said after Primož Roglič stamped authority on the final ascent, up the Valdepeñas ‘wall.’


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Jim is a UK-based editor and reporter. With experience on the ground at the Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche, road worlds, UAE Tour and many others, Jim has worked some of the biggest races in the world. Like any aspirational WorldTour rookie, he knows that a Tour de France debut is around the corner. Jim covers a lot of race reports while also focussing on deep dives into the dynamics, personalities and training at the top of the sport. And where are many of those story ideas dreamed up? While out training for trail running races – but don’t hold that against him.

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Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at VeloNews.com. Before that, he was the EIC at Cyclingnews between 2008 and 2022. Originally from Ireland but based in the UK, he has reported from over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several world championships across Europe, three editions of the Tour Down Under, the Spring Classics, the London 2012 Olympic Games, and numerous other major cycling events. Daniel plans the global race and news coverage for VeloNews and works alongside the rest of the excellent editorial team in ensuring that the site’s reporting delivers to its loyal and respected readership. Rides: Pinarello, Cinelli, and Cannondale.