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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Vuelta a Espana

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# Stage 19
Vuelta á Espana: Gilbert takes his second stage
The Belgian left it late to win the 178.4km race, while Nicolas Roche finished 26th.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Bennati trumps Swift at the last
204 kilometres in intense heat and it all comes down to the final sprint.
# decisive move
Vuelta á Espana: Contador storms into overall lead
The red jersey no longer belongs to Joaquim Rodriguez. He now resides third, almost two and a half minutes behind Contador.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Cataldo takes punishing stage as Roche slips back
Joaquim Rodriguez extended his advantage over Alberto Contador in the race for red on Monday’s 16th stage of the 2012 Vuelta.
# Caja Rural
Vuelta á Espana: Piedra triumphs, Rodriguez retains lead
Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche is now in ninth place overall following today’s race.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez extends lead over Contador
The two Spaniards were back at the head of the field today, while there was another top 10 place for Nicolas Roche.
# Sprint Finish
Vuelta á Espana: Cummings finishes fastest in Ferrol
The overall race leaders didn’t join the breakway, so Joaquim Rodriguez’ red jersey remains safely fastened.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez wins stage 12, stretches GC lead
Nicolas Roche battled up the day’s final climb to finish eighth, consolidating his top 10 status in the general classification.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Kessiakoff wins time trial
Alberto Contador moves to within one second of Joaquin Rodriguez and the red jersey after Wednesday’s individual time trial.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Stick the kettle on – here’s all the sports news you need to know on this fine Wednesday morning.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Degenkolb sprints to fourth stage win
Joaquim Rodriguez remains in red as Germany’s John Degenkolb made it a foursome of wins at the 2012 Vuelta.
# Reign in Spain
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez stretches his advantage in stage nine
Belgium’s Phillipe Gilbert takes the stage but it’s race leader Rodriguez’s day.
# Alberto Contador
Vuelta á Espana: Valverde wins again but Rodriquez retains the Red Jersey
Alejandro Valverde secured his second stage win of this year’s race with an heroic final climb.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Rodriguez makes the most of his red letter day
Spain’s Joaquin Rodriguez won Thursday’s sixth stage of the Vuelta, while Ireland’s Nicolas Roche produced another brilliant ride to finish ninth.
# Result
Vuelta á Espana: Degenkolb takes stage five in sprint
The German rider crossed the line in four hours, 10 minutes and 37 seconds.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta á Espana: Degenkolb gets up to take bunch sprint
Here’s everything you need to know on day two of the season’s final Grand Tour.
# La Vuelta
Vuelta a Espana: Castroviejo in red as Movistar win team time trial
The Spanish team strike first as the final Grand Tour of the cycling season gets underway.
# Sky High
Froome ready for Vuelta responsibility
Bradley Wiggins is taking the month off so Team Sky will be worn by Froome. But Mr Contador is back.
# Take a Bow
Martin's Tour de France place confirmed
The cyclist has been rewarded for a number of strong performances this year.
# Cycling
Martin becomes world time trial champion
The German’s dominant performance confirmed his status as the pre-eminent time triallist in world cycling. Britain’s Bradley Wiggins was second.
# Olé!
He's the Juan: Cobo wins La Vuelta
Daniel Martin and Nicolas Roche both finished in top 20 as the season’s final Grand Tour came to an end.
# Olé!
La Vuelta: Cobo storms to the summit to put Wiggins' dreams in doubt
Juan José Cobo put in a magnificent performance on stage fifteen’s ascent of the Alto de l’Angliru to leap-frog Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins in the General Classification.
# Olé!
La Vuelta: Taaramäe takes the win as Roche and Martin feel the pain
Estonia’s Rein Taaramäe climbed his way to his first Grand Tour victory on what proved a tough day in the mountains for the Irish pair of Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin.
# Olé!
La Vuelta: thirteen proves a lucky number for Albasini and Roche
Swiss rider Michael Albasini took the thirteenth stage of this year’s Vuelta a España, sprinting clear from a twenty-man breakaway that included GC contender Daniel Morena and Ireland’s Nicolas Roche.
# Balls of Fire
Blazing saddle: Boonen owns up to embarrassing injury
Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen has revealed the mystery behind his poor form in this year’s Vuelta a Espana.
# Olé
La Vuelta: Froome and Wiggins fly Sky high
Britain’s Chris Froome is the new leader of the Vuelta after today’s time trial stage.
# Olé
La Vuelta: Martin claims his maiden Grand Tour win
There was Grand Tour joy for Irish rider Daniel Martin on day nine of the Vuelta a Espana.
# Olé
La Vuelta: Rodriguez snatches stage victory, overall lead
Joaquin Rodriguez won today’s eighth stage by nine seconds, propelling him into the G.C. lead.
# Olé!
La Vuelta: Kittel takes stage seven amid chaos
Germany’s Marcel Kittel won the seventh stage of this year’s Vuelta a España, but the finish was marred by a massive pile-up involving the stage favourite, Tyler Farrar, among a great many others.
# Olé!
La Vuelta: Confusion on stage six as Sagan takes the win
21-year-old Peter Sagan took his first stage victory of the Vuelta a Espana today, much to the diapproval of teammate Vincenzo Nibali.
# Heatwave
La Vuelta: Roche makes move as Lastras takes the win
Stage Three of the Vuelta saw the peloton cover the 163km of rolling countryside between Petrer and Totana, a route made all the more difficult by the 40-degree heat of the Murcian summer.
On the road: Here's everything you need to know about this year's Vuelta a España
The year’s third Grand Tour begins in Benidorm on Saturday. Cillian Kelly has all of the details right here.
# Chillaxing
Contador confirms Vuelta absence
Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador had confirmed that he will not be competing at this year’s Vuelta a Espana.
# Vuelta a Espana
Nicholas Roche finishes Vuelta in 7th
Roche 6th, Nibali overall winner and Cavendish gets the green jersey.
# Vuelta a Espana
Anton reclaims Vuelta lead
Nicholas Roche performing well, but Philip Deignan unable to finish steep climb stage.
# Vuelta a Espana
Schleck sent home from Vuelta
Luxembourg left with just one Schleck brother to cheer for.
# Vuelta a Espana
Farrar wins 5th stage of Vuelta, Roche 11th overall
Cavendish’s crusade for 3rd stage win of the year falls short.