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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Vuelta a Espana

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# slovenian double
Roglic extends Vuelta lead as compatriot Pogacar takes 13th stage
Primoz Roglic was pipped to the finish line by Pogacar but has stretched his advantage in Spain.
# fast start
'Superman' leads Astana to opening Vuelta stage win
The Kazakh outfit clinched the first stage, sprinting to victory in an opening team time trial.
# On your bike
'I'm grateful to everyone in Ireland for supporting me - I wouldn't have gotten this far without them'
Aqua Blue cyclist Conor Dunne reflects on his experiences finishing as the Lanterne Rouge at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.
# plea of innocence
'I haven't broken any rules' - Froome believes legacy remains untainted
Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana champion Chris Froome says his legacy will be untainted after being asked to explain a drugs test.
# Christopher Froome
'The fact that nobody has ever won the Tour and then the Vuelta afterwards - it's incredible'
Chris Froome is struggling to comprehend becoming just the third man to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year.
# Double Grand Tour
Chris Froome completes historic Grand Tour double with Vuelta triumph
The English rider became just the third rider in history to win both Grand Tours in the same year.
# almost there
Chris Froome all but secures Vuelta title as Contador wins stage 20
Froome now holds a 2min 15secs lead over Vincenzo Nibali.
# back to bed
'Sleep all day': Froome looks forward to some Monday rest after extending Vuelta lead
Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez took the stage win but the Team Sky rider remains in total control.
# Vuelta 2017
Chris Froome's Vuelta lead cut after he crashes twice
“It’s never nice to crash like that, but I’m just grateful that I’m not injured.”
# Attack
Ireland's Nico Roche up to joint-second at Vuelta after late attack in the mountains
Roche is now just 36 seconds behind leader Chris Froome.
# Doubling up
Froome extends Vuelta lead, Ireland's Roche remains third
France’s Julian Alaphilippe won stage 8 today.
# One door closes
How a Hollywood couple turned Sean Kelly's Olympic dreams into a professional career
As part of his preparation for the 1976 Montreal games, Ireland’s great cyclist got himself a lifetime ban from the Olympics, but put himself in the position to set up a hugely successful pro career.
# Podium finish
Ireland's Nicolas Roche has won today's stage at the Vuelta a Espana
The Team Sky rider crossed the line first after a sprint finish.
# rotten luck
Dan Martin's Vuelta a Espana is over after nasty crash
The Irishman has gone to hospital after a collision during today’s stage.
# So so close
Another close finish at the Vuelta ends in disappointment for Nicolas Roche
That’s two top-five finishes for the Irishman in the space of three days.
# closing stages
Froome up to second, Ireland's Dan Martin stays sixth at the Vuelta
Stage 18 was another tough day in the saddle
# Climbing
Ireland's Dan Martin up to sixth at the Vuelta
Meanwhile Alberto Contador tightened his grip on the race.
# Bust-up
Two riders had a digging match during today's stage of the Vuelta
Russian Ivan Rovni and Italian Gianluca Brambilla exchanged a couple of punches and elbows this afternoon.
# vuelta
There was a bit of controversy in today's sprint finish at the Vuelta
For the second time in as many days, John Degenkolb was first to the finish line.
# Vuelta 2014
Ireland's Dan Martin continued his great start at the Vuelta today
Martin fourth in the race for the green jersey after the opening four stages in spain.
# Stage 3
Watch Ireland's Dan Martin claim second place in thrilling Vuelta finish
The Garmin-Sharp rider was pipped to the line by Australian Michael Matthews on Stage 3.
# Good start
Movistar take the opening stage of the 2014 Vuleta as Quintana seeks Grand Tour double
The Colombian is hoping to add a second Grand Tour to his 2014 achievements.
# Interview
Nicolas Roche: ‘I put personal ambition aside at the Tour — but I knew I’d get my chance at the Vuelta’
Roche looks back on the success of his first season with Saxo-Tinkoff and his relationship with team manager Bjarne Riis.
# top five
Podium dreams slip from Roche's grasp as Horner eyes history
The Irishman lost vital time on the leaders in Vuelta a Espana on Saturday.
# Tour of Spain
Nibali still in red, Kiryienka wins Vuelta 18th stage as Roche in fifth overall
It was another great ride by the Irishman as he came in 11th today.
# Cycling
Nicolas Roche moves up to 5th on good day at the Vuelta
Roche finished 10th overall on today’s 18th stage, won by Bauke Mollema.
# Gains
Roche makes gains on Nibali as Gilbert wins 12th stage of the Vuelta
The Irish cyclist is now just 31 seconds down on the Italian.
# nico
Nicolas Roche back up to second overall at Vuelta after time trial efforts
The Irishman put in an impressive time trial performance this afernoon.
# Tour of Spain
Vuelta hopes fading for Nicolas Roche as he drops back to 3rd
The red jersey has passed from Daniel Moreno to American veteran Christopher Horner.
# every second counts
Nicolas Roche denied Vuelta lead by 1 second after thrilling finish
The red jersey now goes to Daniel Moreno but Roche is well in the hunt for podium-topping glory.
# Winning
'Definitely the best week of my life' - Nicolas Roche discusses his sterling performance yesterday
The cyclist has given his thoughts on sitting atop the Vuelta leaderboard.
# Reaction
Nicolas Roche says leading Vuelta is 'like a dream'
“Every year I come to the Tour of Spain I think about having the red jersey for one day and it is incredible to do it,” he said.
# success
VIDEO: Roche finishes third amid thrilling Vuelta climax
Relive the final few moments of a historic day for Irish cycling in Spain.
# as it stands
Roche finishes 10th on Stage 4 of Vuelta, now 8 seconds off lead
Meanwhile, today’s race was won by Dani Moreno of Spain, after he broke clear in the final kilometre.
# La Vuelta
Martin & Roche both finish in top 10 on Stage 3 of the Vuelta
Both finished 3 seconds down with Martin 5th and Roche 9th.
# Vuelta a Espana
'An incredible day': Nicolas Roche takes stage 2 of La Vuelta
The Irishman finished the climb to Baiona two seconds clear of Daniel Moreno.
# New Job
Hunt returns to Team Sky coaching position
Dan Hunt will help lead Sky’s bid for back-to-back Tour de France victories.
# sums
Do the maths... Contador says drug-ban Tours still count for him
Contador raised seven fingers on the winner’s podium in Madrid yesterday.
# Remarkable
Vuelta á Espana: Contador secures 'beautiful' victory in Madrid
The 29-year-old Spaniard sealed his second Vuelta triumph a month after returning from a two-year doping ban.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Contador prepares coronation in Madrid
Denis Menchov won the penultimate stage of La Vuelta.