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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# vuelta

Last year
# dashed
Injury suffered in crash at finish line rules Primoz Roglic out of Vuelta
The Slovenian’s hopes of a fourth successive victory have come to an end.
# Power
Mads Pedersen takes control of Vuelta as he leaves sprinters trailing
The win puts daylight between himself and his closest rivals in the points competition.
# vuelta
Carapaz climbs to stage win as Evenepoel survives scare
Race leader Evenepoel was forced wide by a motorbike at a corner 45km from home, causing him to suffer a painful fall.
# Cycling
Bennett loses green jersey in the Vuelta as Vine wins stage eight
Dane Mads Pedersen took the green jersey.
# as it stands
Roglic leads Vuelta after stage four victory, Bennett retains green jersey
Mads Pedersen claimed second place on a stage for the third time.
# Irish Eye
Roglic's Jumbo-Visma team win Vuelta a Espana opener in Utrecht
Irish duo Ryan Mullen and Sam Bennett were in action for BORA-Hansgrohe, who finished seventh overall.
All time
# success
Champion Roglic wins Vuelta a Espana 1st stage
The Slovenian was the last man of 184 riders down the start ramp.
# Cycling
Sam Bennett pipped to win in final stage of Vuelta as Roglic defends crown after Tour agony
Dan Martin finished fourth in the overall classification, Ireland’s best result since Sean Kelly won the race in 1988.
# moving mountains
Dan Martin drops to fourth at Vuelta despite strong showing, Carthy conquers 'mythical climb'
Richard Carapaz reclaimed the overall lead after stage 12.
# Irish Eye
'What bullsh*t' and 'it wasn't a fair action' - opinions split on on Bennett’s dramatic declassification
The Carrick-on-Suir rider was relegated to last after crossing line first at yesterday’s Vuelta.
Dan Martin finishes third once again to stay in the hunt at Vuelta as Roglic wins stage eight
Martin is third overall while Sam Bennett is also flying the flag in Spain.
# Wrap
Gilbert claims Vuelta 12th stage, Roglic retains red
The former world champion forged clear of a 15-man breakaway.
# Impressive
20-year-old Slovenian wins dramatic stage as Quintana takes overall Vuelta lead
Tadej Pogaca prevailed on a dramatic day.
# as it stands
Valverde wins mountain-top Vuelta finish but Lopez regains red
Meanwhile, Ireland’s Sam Bennett is third in the points classification, behind Nairo Quintana and Primoz Roglic.
# Disappointment
Nicolas Roche crashes out of Vuelta a day after losing red jersey
The Irish cyclist initially tried to continue following the setback.
# vuelta
Roche loses red jersey and tumbles to fifth overall as Madrazo wins stunning summit finish
Spain’s Angel Madrazo raced clear in the final kilometre after a gruelling Vuelta climb, as Miguel Angel Lopez regained the overall lead.
# 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.
# Update
Roche stays in third, Froome keeps Vuelta lead following big stage win for 22-year-old Slovenian
Matej Mohoric clinched stage seven at the death.
# as it stands
Nicholas Roche moves up a place while Froome maintains Vuelta lead
Poland’s Tomasz Marczynski claimed stage six.
# Mixed Fortunes
Chris Froome extends Vuelta lead as Nicolas Roche falls further behind
Tejay van Garderen moved up to second at 10 seconds after coming in just eight seconds behind the British leader.
# Wave Goodbye
Controversial two-time Tour de France winner confirms imminent retirement from cycling
Alberto Contador’s achievements were overshadowed by a positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol in 2012.
# Impressive
2 Irish cyclists are in the Vuelta's top 4 as it stands
Meanwhile, Caleb Ewan celebrated the biggest win of his career.
# back on the bike
'It’s easy to be down when you’re in so much pain': Dan Martin mentally stronger after testing 2014
After crashing out of the Giro D’Italia in Belfast, Ireland’s premier cyclist refocused to turn 2014 into a very good year indeed.
# magic number
Contador makes it a Vuelta hat-trick as Dan Martin finishes seventh
It’s an incredible performance from the Irish cyclist.
# as it stands
Aussie Hansen wins Vuelta 19th stage, Dan Martin still sixth overall
The 33-year-old Lotto-Belisol rider took off with just over 4km remaining.
# vuelta
Dan Martin holds on to sixth place at the Vuelta
Meanwhile, Nicolas Roche continued his challenge as the Tour of Britain travelled from Worcester to Bristol.
# 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.
# as it stands
Roche finishes 10th in today's Vuelta, still fifth overall with two stages remaining
Meanwhile, American Chris Horner sneaked into the overall lead of the Tour of Spain.
# as it stands
Geniez wins 15th stage as Roche finishes third at Vuelta
Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali maintained his lead in the overall classification.
# Disappointment
Disastrous day for Roche at Vuelta as Ratto takes 14th stage
The Irish cyclist is now more than four minutes off the lead following a sub-par display.
# vuelta
Nicolas Roche takes overall lead at Vuelta a Espana
The Irish rider came in third in today’s stage.
# Developing story
Matthews wins Tour of Spain fifth stage as Roche remains third overall
Meanwhile, Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) continues to lead the overall classification.
# Goggle box
Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend
Heading outside and spending the day with love ones during your leisure time? Not for me, Jeff.