TRUJILLO, Spain (AP) — Remco Evenepoel showed who’s in charge at the Spanish Vuelta.
The overall leader made a strong statement with a victory in Thursday’s 18th stage, holding off the attack of his challengers and sprinting for the win at the summit.
MADRID (AP) — Primoz Roglic's quest to win an unprecedented fourth straight Spanish Vuelta title ended Wednesday when he withdrew from the race because of a crash the day before.
The Slovenian cyclist did not start the 17th stage, won by Rigoberto Urán of Colombia.
ARACENA, Spain (AP) — Remco Evenepoel safely kept his Spanish Vuelta lead on Wednesday after three-time defending champion Primoz Roglic withdrew ahead of the 17th stage because of injuries.
Rigoberto Urán, the 35-year-old Colombian from team EF Education-EasyPost, prevailed on the final climb to win the stage and complete his treble of Grand Tour victories after previous stage triumphs in the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.
TOMARES, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic crashed with the finish line in sight in the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday but still gained ground on Remco Evenepoel after the overall leader had a puncture a few kilometers from the end.
SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (AP) — Still feeling stiff from his crash and facing the highest summit finish of the Spanish Vuelta, Remco Evenepoel held his ground Sunday to take a big step toward winning his first Grand Tour race.
SIERRA DE LA PANDERA, Spain (AP) — Richard Carapaz hung on to win the mountainous 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday while Primoz Roglic reduced the gap to Remco Evenepoel after the race leader wilted on the final ascent.
ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Remco Evenepoel came into the Spanish Vuelta with the goal of winning a stage.
He accomplished that in style on Tuesday and now also sees himself in position to take the general classification title as well.
NAVA, Spain (AP) — Remco Evenepoel dropped his main challengers on the grueling final ascent in Les Praeres to increase his overall lead in the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday.
South African Louis Meintjes won the ninth stage, crossing the line more than a minute ahead of Samuele Battistella, Edoardo Zambanini and Evenepoel.
LAVIANA, Spain (AP) — Jay Vine is having fun in the Spanish Vuelta.
The Australian won his second Vuelta stage on Saturday, two days after overcoming a flat tire to take his first win at a Grand Tour race.
CISTIERNA, Spain (AP) — Jesús Herrada placed his head on his bicycle's handlebar and cried profusely after winning Friday's stage at the Spanish Vuelta.
Herrada was hugged by a team member and sat by his bike and put both of his hands in front of his face.
BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Remco Evenepoel took the leader’s red jersey on a wet and cold day at the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday, while Jay Vine overcame a flat tire to win the sixth stage and defending champion Primoz Roglic moved closer to the top.
LAGUARDIA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish Vuelta was back in Spain. And defending champion Primoz Roglic was back in the lead.
Roglic showed he is in great form and in position to retain his Vuelta title with a dominant win in the fourth stage on Tuesday as the Grand Tour race returned to Spanish territory after three opening stages in the Netherlands.
BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Sam Bennett went two years without a stage win at a Grand Tour race. Now he has won two in a row.
The Bora-Hansgrohe rider prevailed in another sprint finish at the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, with Edoardo Affini taking the leader's red jersey to keep his Jumbo-Visma team in position to help Primoz Roglic defend his title.
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch fans got a surprise treat as Mike Teunissen grabbed the overall leader's red jersey in the Spanish Vuelta, and Sam Bennett of Ireland won the sprint finish in the second stage on Saturday.
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Primoz Roglic got off to a good start in his quest to win an unprecedented fourth straight Spanish Vuelta title when his Jumbo-Visma team won the opening team time trial in the Netherlands on Friday.
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish Vuelta is the type of race Primoz Roglic really doesn’t want to miss.
Roglic has been the rider to beat at the Grand Tour event, winning the last three editions.
So even though the 32-year-old Slovenian hasn’t been able to prepare properly — after an injury sustained at the Tour de France — he will still be competing at this year's race which starts Friday in the Netherlands.
COL DU GRANON, France (AP) — The first big mountain stage shook things up at the Tour de France as defending champion Tadej Pogacar wilted toward the end of Wednesday's 11th stage and lost the yellow jersey.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Although Belgian rider Yves Lampaert caused a surprise by winning the Tour de France opening stage, two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar wouldn't have been bothered at finishing third on Friday.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Primoz Roglic must find a way to stop his Slovenian rival Tadej Pogacar from winning the Tour de France for the third straight time.
Pogacar is firm favorite to win the three-week race, which starts in Denmark on Friday and ends in Paris on July 24.
VAUJANY, France (AP) — Primoz Roglic warmed up for his Tour de France bid next month by winning the Criterium du Dauphine stage race for the first time on Sunday.
His Jumbo–Visma teammate Jonas Vingegaard won the eighth and final stage in the mountains.
NICE, France (AP) — Former Tour de France runner-up Primoz Roglic won the Paris-Nice race for the first time while British rider Simon Yates clinched the eighth and final stage on Sunday after a fierce attack.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic was barely off his bike before someone shoved a beer in his hand, a welcome way to savor his third consecutive Spanish Vuelta title.
The Slovenian and his Jumbo-Visma teammates then donned shirts to mark the moment.
MOS, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic has only the decisive stage’s time trial left to win his third consecutive Spanish Vuelta title after finishing the rugged 20th stage runner-up to Clement Champoussin on Saturday.
MONFORTE DE LEMOS, Spain (AP) — Magnus Cort Nielsen secured his third stage victory at the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Primoz Roglic’s comfortable race lead remained intact with two days remaining.
ALTU D’EL GAMONITEIRU, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic moved closer to clinching his third consecutive Spanish Vuelta title after increasing his lead on the final test in the high mountains on Thursday, while Miguel Ángel López won the demanding 18th stage.
LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain (AP) — Two-time defending champion Primoz Roglic regained the overall lead in the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday with a dominant performance during the mountainous 17th stage.
PICO VILLUERCAS, Spain (AP) — Four years later, Romain Bardet can again savor a win at a Grand Tour.
The 30-year-old rider ended his wait on Saturday when he won the mountainous 14th stage of the Spanish Vuelta.
VILLANUEVA DE LA SERENA, Spain (AP) — Florian Senechal outdueled Matteo Trentin to win the 13th stage of the Spanish Vuelta for his first Grand Tour success on Friday, with Odd Christian Eiking keeping the overall lead for another day.
VALDEPEÑAS DE JAÉN, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic prevailed on the steep final climb Wednesday to earn his second stage victory in this year's Spanish Vuelta, cutting into the overall lead of Odd Christian Eiking.
RINCÓN DE LA VICTORIA, Spain (AP) — Michael Storer won his second stage in this year's Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, with Primoz Roglic falling in the final descent and losing the overall lead to Odd Christian Eiking.
ALTO DE VELEFIQUE, Spain (AP) — Damiano Caruso won the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, with Primoz Roglic finishing second to keep the overall lead.
Caruso was in front for the last 70 kilometers (43 miles) of the 188-kilometer (116-mile) ride from Puerto Lumbreras to a summit finish atop the beyond-category Alto de Velefique.
MADRID (AP) — Alejandro Valverde has undergone surgery on his collarbone that he broke during a crash that knocked him out of the Spanish Vuelta, his Movistar team said Saturday.
The 41-year-old Valverde crashed on a descent during Friday’s seventh stage of the Grand Tour.
LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR, Spain (AP) — Fabio Jakobsen sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta’s eighth stage on Saturday, while Primoz Roglic kept the lead before the race returns to the mountains.
The Dutch sprinter was launched by a Deceuninck-Quickstep teammate and crossed almost a complete bike length ahead of Alberto Dainese.
BALCÓN DE ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — Michael Storer won the punishing seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, and Primoz Roglic kept the overall lead after the race's most serious test in the mountains so far.
ALTO DE LA MONTAÑA DE CULLERA, Spain (AP) — Magnus Cort Nielsen won the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday after holding off a hard-charging Primoz Roglic, who took back the red leader’s shirt with his second-place finish.
OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Primoz Roglic's dream growing up in the small coal-mining town of Kisovec was to represent Slovenia in the Olympics.
In ski jumping.
He'll have to settle for making a mock ski jump onto the top step of the podium in cycling.
TIGNES, France (AP) — Defending champion Tadej Pogacar kept control of the Tour de France on a rain-soaked second day in the Alps as a crash-filled opening week took its toll on rivals on Sunday.
“I’m sure a lot of guys suffered today,” said Pogacar, who retained the race leader's yellow jersey by responding when required in the ninth stage.
LAVAL, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar waited until the penultimate stage to take control of the Tour de France last year.
The young Slovenian rider did it after only five stages this summer, with a stunning display in Wednesday's time trial that won't be forgotten by his rivals.
PONTIVY, France (AP) — Early days in the Tour de France are always full of nervousness and crashes. What makes the latest a little different is that after just three days of frenetic racing two top contenders have already taken a hit.
PONTIVY, France (AP) — Primoz Roglic of Slovenia has crashed near the end of Stage 3 of the Tour de France on Monday.
Roglic, the Tour runner-up last year, fell on the side of a narrow road about nine kilometers from the finish line in the town of Pontivy.
LANDERNEAU, France (AP) — The mass return of Tour de France fans coincided with chaos and crashes while world champion Julian Alaphilippe avoided most of the carnage to win the opening stage with a punchy attack on Saturday.
VINUESA, Spain (AP) — Dan Martin held of his rivals on an uphill climb to the finish line to win the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday and close in on defending champion Primoz Roglic's overall lead...
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, snatching away his race lead to all but guarantee that he'll win cycling's showpiece event at his first attempt...
GRAND COLOMBIER, France (AP) — The Tour de France boiled down to a battle between its two star Slovenian riders Sunday as last year's winner Egan Bernal dropped out of realistic contention...
LYON, France (AP) — In the fast-changing finish to the latest Tour de France stage, the lead was seized and lost in waves of attacks by French and Sunweb team riders on the up-and-down roads of Lyon...
ILE DE RE, France (AP) — Tour de France riders passed coronavirus tests to confirm their good health only to endure numerous crashes along the Atlantic coastline when the race resumed on Tuesday...
LARUNS, France (AP) — Primoz Roglic finally seized the race leader’s yellow jersey after another hectic day of Tour de France racing in the mountains as debutant Marc Hirschi of Switzerland delivered an impressive 90-kilometer solo effort across four Pyrenean climbs...