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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Cobo wins Vuelta Stage 15! Cobo, GEOX-TMC lead the Vuelta! In the most brutal stage of the 2011 Vuelta a España, featuring one of cycling's most notorious climbs, GEOX-TMC's Juan Jose Cobo did the unthinkable. Not only did he leave his competitors in the dust as he powered up the famed Angliru...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COTOBELLO, Spain -- Mikel Nieve of Spain won the 16th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday and Joaquin Rodriguez regained the overall lead. Nieve secured his first career stage win by finishing the grueling 112.7-mile ride in 4 hours, 51 minutes, 59 seconds. The...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain -- QuickStep rider Carlos Barredo won the 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Italy's Vincenzo Nibali kept the overall lead. The Spaniard won the tough 116.4-mile mountain ride -- starting at Solares and ending with a special...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PENA CABARGA, Spain -- Overall leader Igor Anton was forced to abandon the Spanish Vuelta after a crash near the end of the mountainous 14th stage won by Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain on Saturday. Anton crashed about 3.7 miles from the finish line and couldn't return. The...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BURGOS, Spain -- Mark Cavendish of Britain won a massive sprint finish for his second straight Spanish Vuelta stage victory on Friday, and Igor Anton of Spain kept the overall lead. Cavendish won the 121-mile, 13th leg in 4 hours, 50 minutes, 18 seconds. Thor Hushovd of...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LLEIDA, Spain -- Brit Mark Cavendish won the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday, while Igor Anton of Spain retained the overall race lead. Cavendish finished the 107.2-mile leg from Andorra la Vella to Lleida in 4 hours, 30 seconds after timing his final...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra - Igor Anton reclaimed the Spanish Vuelta's overall lead by winning his second stage Wednesday with a tough uphill climb to the finish. Anton surrendered the leader's red jersey to Joaquin Rodriguez a day earlier, but edged Ezequiel Mosquera of...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VILANOVA I LA GELTRU, Spain -- Imanol Erviti of Spain won the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, and countryman Joaquin Rodriguez took the overall lead. Erviti covered the 109.2 miles from Tarragona to Vilanova i la Geltru in 4 hours, 13 minutes, 31 seconds...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALCOY, Spain -- David Lopez of Spain won the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and Igor Anton retained the overall lead. Caisse d'Epargne's Lopez broke away from a five-man group with just over 3 miles to go in the 116.6-mile leg that featured seven difficult...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS XORRET DE CATI, Spain -- David Moncoutie of France won the eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday and Igor Anton claimed the overall race lead. Cofidis rider Moncoutie crossed the line after a descent from the 3,609-foot Alto Xorret del Cati peak to finish the...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORIHUELA, Spain -- Alessandro Petacchi recorded his 20th Spanish Vuelta stage victory by taking the seventh leg on Friday, while Philippe Gilbert of Belgium maintained the overall lead for the fifth straight day. The Italian Lampre-Farnese cyclist easily won the sprint...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MURCIA, Spain -- Thor Hushovd of Norway won the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday, while Philippe Gilbert kept his overall lead for the fourth straight day. Hushovd, who rides for Cervelo, finished the 93.2-mile leg in 3 hours, 36 minutes, 20 seconds...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VLORCA, Spain -- Tyler Farrar of the United States won the fifth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday, and Philippe Gilbert of Belgium maintained the overall lead. Farrar capped the 123.5-mile stage from Guadix to Lorca by crossing the finish line ahead of Koldo...
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VALDEPENAS DE JAEN, Spain - Igor Anton has given the Spanish Vuelta its first Spanish stage winner. He won a mountainous fourth leg Tuesday while Philippe Gilbert of Belgium remained the overall leader. Anton broke away 300 yards from the finish for a one-second...
  15. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philippe Gilbert of Belgium pulled ahead in the overall standings in the Vuelta a España, using a strong surge to the finish line on a sweltering afternoon to win the hilly third stage from Marbella to Malaga. Tejay Van Garderen, a young American in his first grand tour...
  16. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    MARBELLA, Spain (Reuters) - Tour of Spain leader Mark Cavendish, battling with bouts of sickness, suffered a surprise defeat in Sunday's sprint finish in Marbella when he was beaten by Yauheni Hutarovich of Belarus. Widely rated the best sprinter in the world, Cavendish retained the race...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Stage 18 Results 1 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 3.53.17 2 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Crédit Agricole 3 David Herrero Llorente (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia - 0.01 4 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems...
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    Stage 17 Results 1 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step - 3.18.48 2 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank 3 Alexandre Usov (Blr) AG2R La Mondiale 4 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner 6 Greg Van Avermaet...
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    Stage 16 Results 1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step - 5.21.16 2 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Liquigas 3 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner 4 Mickael Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux 5 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 6 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi...
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    Stage 15 Results 1 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia - 5.02.27 2 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Cofidis - Le Crédit par Téléphone - 0.17 3 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Quick Step 4 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre...
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