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- News: Chris Hamilton passes debut Vuelta a Espana test. (Cyclingnews) - Australian neo-pro on ups and downs of maiden Grand Tour.

- News: Wallays finished Vuelta a Espana with multiple fractures. (Cyclingnews) - Two ribs and wrist fractures for Lotto Soudal rider.

- News: Woods seals Vuelta a Espana top 10. (Cyclingnews) - 'I belong here,' says Canadian GC rider.

- News: Froome up to second on WorldTour rankings after Vuelta a Espana victory. (Cyclingnews) - Greg Van Avermaet remains top, Sky jump into first on team standings.

- News: Froome: Someday I will have to target the Giro d'Italia. (Cyclingnews) - Briton says he was only certain of Vuelta victory in final three kilometres on the Angliru.

- News: Trentin captures fourth stage win in Vuelta and Quick Step's sixth. (Cyclingnews) - Belgian team clinch nearly a third of all the Vuelta stages.

- News: Chris Froome completes Tour de France - Vuelta a Espana double. (Cyclingnews) - Trentin wins final Vuelta stage in Madrid.

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- Vuelta Stage 21 map, time schedule, info in table below.

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 21.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the 2017 Vuelta a Espana.

- 2017 Vuelta a Espana Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Saturday, August 19
Nîmes / Nîmes (13.7 km Team Time Trial)
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Stage 2: Sunday, August 20
Nîmes/Gruissan. Grand Narbonne. Aude (-- km)
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Stage 3: Monday, August 21
Prades Conflent Canigó/Andorra la Vella (-- km)
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Stage 4: Tuesday, August 22
Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona. Anella Mediterránea 2018 (-- km)
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Stage 5: Wednesday, August 23
Benicàssim / Alcossebre (-- km)
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Stage 6: Thursday, August 24
Vila-real / Sagunt (-- km)
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Stage 7: Friday, August 25
Llíria / Cuenca. Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad (-- km)
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Stage 8: Saturday, August 26
Hellín / Xorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior (-- km)
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Stage 9: Sunday, August 27
Orihuela. Ciudad del Poeta Miguel Hernández / Cumbre del Sol. El Poble Nou de Benitatxell (-- km)
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Rest Day: Monday, August 28  
Stage 10: Tuesday, August 29
Caravaca Año Jubilar 2017 / ElPozo Alimentación (-- km)
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Stage 11: Wednesday, August 30
Lorca / Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto (-- km)
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Stage 12: Thursday, August 31
Motril / Antequera. Los Dólmenes (-- km)
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Stage 13: Friday, September 1
Coín / Tomares (-- km)
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Stage 14: Saturday, September 2
Écija / Alto Sierra de La Pandera (-- km)
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Stage 15: Sunday, September 3
Alcalá la Real / Sierra Nevada. Alto Hoya de la Mora. Monachil (-- km)
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Rest Day: Monday, September 4  
Stage 16: Tuesday, September 5
Circuito de Navarra / Logroño (-- km)
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Stage 17: Wednesday, September 6
Villadiego / Los Machucos. Monumento Vaca Pasiega (-- km)
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Stage 18: Thursday, September 7
Suances / Santo Toribio de Liébana (-- km)
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Stage 19: Friday, September 8
Caso. Parque Natural de Redes / Gijón (-- km)
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Stage 20: Saturday, September 9
Corvera de Asturias / Alto de l'Angliru (-- km)
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Stage 21: Sunday, September 10
Arroyomolinos / Madrid (-- km)
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- Chris Froome (Team Sky) after wrapping up victory in the 2017 Vuelta: "It’s an amazing feeling. The team has just been incredible over the last few months. It’s meant so much to me, the way they have supported us. I owe a massive thank you to all my teammates.  I have to say that is probably the toughest Grand Tour I’ve ever ridden. There was something different happening every day. I’ve had good days and then I’ve been lying on the ground, bleeding, thinking my race might be over. It’s been a rollercoaster – absolutely relentless. It’s a relief now to finish and to be getting to Madrid."

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- News: Froome savours six-year journey to Vuelta a Espana crown. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider finishes third atop the Angliru to cement his overall lead.

- News: Contador ends career with fairytale solo Vuelta a Espana stage win. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard becomes first double winner on Angliru.

- News: Zakarin fighting to honour father with Vuelta a Espana podium. (Cyclingnews) - Tour de France a possibility next season.

- News: Nibali crashes but hangs on to second overall in Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Shark falls on descent of El Cordal but recovers to save podium spot.

- News: Contador conquers the Angliru. (Cyclingnews) - Froome finishes third to maintain overall lead.

- Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) won Stage 20.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- News: Froome’s six-year battle for Vuelta hits crunch time in Angliru. (Cyclingnews) - 2017 Vuelta’s final mountaintop finish to decide the overall winner.

- News: Chaves focused on strong Vuelta a Espana finish. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian upbeat despite struggling in the final week.

- News: Zakarin aiming for Vuelta a Espana podium on Angliru. (Cyclingnews) - Katusha-Alpecin star fourth overall prior to showdown stage.

- News: Froome aims to reverse past fortunes on Alto de l'Angliru. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky leader confident heading into final stages.

- News: De Gendt takes Grand Tour stage triptych. (Cyclingnews) - Belgian continues Lotto Soudal's dream race.

- Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) won Stage 19.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- News: Contador: I'm stronger now than when I started the Vuelta. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard recognises overall victory in Vuelta a Espana impossible.

- News: De Gendt wins stage 19. (Cyclingnews) - Contador goes on the attack again but gains no time.

- News: Trentin keeps hopes of green jersey alive. (Cyclingnews) - Italian eyes two more potential stage wins.

- News: Astana deny in-fighting after Aru breaks away. (Cyclingnews) - Italian National Champion 'showing what he's made of' with strong late attack, Astana say.

- News: Bahrain-Merida vows to fight until the end for Nibali victory. (Cyclingnews) - Team not discouraged by time loss on stage 18.

- News: No repeat of Fuente De as Contador attacks on familiar roads. (Cyclingnews) - 2017 Vuelta revisits crucial climbs from 2012, when he won the overall.

- News: Froome exacts his revenge on Vuelta a Espana rivals during stage 18. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider regains time after Nibali cracks.

- News: Armee wins stage 18. (Cyclingnews) - Aru goes on the rampage in Santo Toribio de Liébana.

- Sander Armee (Lotto Soudal) won Stage 18.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- Stefan Denifl (Aqua Blue Sport) won Stage 17.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the overall race lead.

- News: Orica-Scott go all in but come out with nothing on Los Machucos. (Cyclingnews) - Chaves slips out of top 10 after losing time on summit finish.

- News: Froome 'pays a price' for Vuelta a Espana time trial success. (Cyclingnews) - Briton cedes 42 seconds to Nibali on Los Machucos as the time gap drops to 1:16.

- News: Contador blazes through the fog to second on Vuelta a Espana stage 17. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard consolidates fifth place overall on Los Muchacos, but he's aiming higher.

- News: Froome struggles on Los Machucos. (Cyclingnews) - Contador, Nibali gain time as Denifl wins the day.

- News: Contador rallies with strong Vuelta a Espana time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard into 5th but still 2:18 shy of podium in goodbye race.

- News: Chaves puts on brave face after Vuelta a Espana time trial defeat. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian slumps to ninth overall after losing four minutes.

- News: Nibali pessimistic despite solid time trial performance in Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Italian remains second overall, but time gap doubled to Froome.

- News: Kelderman: I will fight for the Vuelta a Espana podium. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sunweb rider pushes Froome in time trial but comes up short.

- News: Froome wins stage 16 time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Kelderman gains time in Logroño.

- Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the Stage 16 Individual Time Trial.

- News: Froome: I couldn't start a race if I believed someone was using a motor. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider says he's in perfect position going into final week of Vuelta a Espana.

- News: AG2R-La Mondiale withdraw Geniez and Denz for holding onto team car. (Cyclingnews) - Duo captured on camera during stage 15 - Video.

- News: Preview: Vuelta’s decisive time trial perfect for power specialists. (Cyclingnews) - Key individual race against clock starts on motor racing circuit - Video.

- News: Nibali vows to fight on at Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Italian welcomes journalistic investigations into mechanical doping.

- News: Contador: I can't conform with just going in the peloton. (Cyclingnews) - Trek-Segafredo rider launches unsuccessful long-distance attack on Vuelta's 15th stage.

- News: Zakarin rides onto Vuelta a Espana podium. (Cyclingnews) - Russian impresses on the climb to Sierra Nevada.

- News: Lopez secures second mountaintop win at Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - 'I couldn't let the team down after yesterday,' says Colombian.

- News: Lopez climbs to victory on stage 15. (Cyclingnews) - Zakarin second at Alto Hoya de la Mora.

- Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) won Stage 15.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains leader on G.C.

- Monday is a rest day at the Vuelta a Espana.  The race resumes Tuesday with Stage 16.

- News: Sierra Nevada stage is the hardest of the Vuelta, says Roche. (Cyclingnews) - Daunting triple whammy of high mountain ascents.

- News: Nibali: When Froome is isolated, 'it gets much more difficult for him'. (Cyclingnews) - Italian strengthens grip on second overall on stage 14.

- News: Kelderman going strong in Vuelta a Espana return after Giro d'Italia setback. (Cyclingnews) - Dutchman sitting fourth after 13 stages.

- News: Majka claims stage 14 at La Pandera. (Cyclingnews) - Froome keeps lead as Chaves loses ground.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 14.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the overall race lead.

- News: Vuelta a Espana heads back to the mountains at La Pandera. (Cyclingnews) - Delgado: 'Being well placed at the foot of the climb is crucial'.

- News: Unstoppable Trentin continues winning streak in Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors take five of first 13 stages.

- News: Belkov won't take action against Vuelta a Espana spectator. (Cyclingnews) - Katusha-Alpecin rider asks fans not to touch or run with riders.

- News: Woods: There are no easy days for GC guys in the Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Canadian eager to get back into mountains again.

- Video: Interview with race leader Froome after stage 13 (English, 02:23) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Froome not afraid of another Formigal-style ambush in Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Moscon takes second as Sky tries for stage win.

- News: Stage 13 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - "I never expected something like this," says Trentin.

- Video: Official English Highlights of Stage 13 (English, 04:12) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Trentin makes it five for Quick-Step in Tomares. (Cyclingnews) - Froome keeps race lead.

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 13.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains leader in the general classification.

- Top 10 Results for Stage 13:

1.    TRENTIN Matteo    QUICK - STEP FLOORS    04h 25' 13''    B : 10''         
2.    MOSCON Gianni    TEAM SKY    04h 25' 13''    B : 06''        + 00' 00''
3.    ANDERSEN Søren Kragh    TEAM SUNWEB    04h 25' 13''    B : 04''        + 00' 00''
4.    SCHWARZMANN Michael    BORA - HANSGROHE    04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''
5.    VAN ASBROECK Tom    CANNONDALE DRAPAC     04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''
6.    NIBALI Vincenzo    BAHRAIN - MERIDA    04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''
7.    FROOME Christopher    TEAM SKY    04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''
8.    KELDERMAN Wilco    TEAM SUNWEB    04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''
9.    CONTADOR Alberto    TREK - SEGAFREDO    04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''
10.    ROCHE Nicolas    BMC RACING TEAM    04h 25' 13''            + 00' 00''

 

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) following his victory on Stage 13: "To be completely honest, it wasn’t a finish which suited me; what was on the road was different and harder than what we had in the roadbook. The guys were again incredible today and rode an amazing race, controlling the escapees, pushing a really hard tempo in the closing kilometers and guiding me in the final; when you have such a marvelous team by your side, a team which always gives 100%, you have to win and I’m happy for having finished off the job today."

- News: Marczynski doubles up in Antequera. (Cyclingnews) - Polish rider enjoys stage win on day of GC drama.

- Maxim Belkov (Katusha-Alpecin) following the incident at the Vuelta that involved a fan pushing him into a ditch: "Through the Vuelta organizers I have received more details from the Guardia Civil about the incident that occurred yesterday on the Puerto del Torcal when a fan pushed me into the ditch. Apparently the man suffers from a mental disability. For me this is more than enough reason not to undertake any further action against him.  I am healthy and not injured, but it could have ended worse. Cycling is a very accessible sport. We need to keep it this way. I just hope that this incident will open the eyes of many fans. Please never touch the riders in the race, don't run alongside us and make sure to always properly supervise anyone under your care."

- Tomasz Marczyński (Lotto-Soudal) won Stage 12.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- News: Dimension Data battle on with only four riders. (Cyclingnews) - Fraile finishes second on stage 12 as Pauwels succumbs to virus.

- News: Belkov pushed off his bike by spectator in Vuelta a Espana - News Shorts. (Cyclingnews) - Contador fan shoved into path of support motorbike.

- News: Contador claws back 42 seconds on Froome on stage 12. (Cyclingnews) - Trek-Segafredo teammate Theuns: 'My legs never hurt so much in my life'.

- News: Nibali: no waiting for Froome after Vuelta a Espana crash. (Cyclingnews) - Chase of Contador was in full fury when race leader crashed.

- Video: Interview with race leader Chris Froome after stage 12 (English, 01:59) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: 'I'm just grateful not to be more injured today,' says Froome after Vuelta a Espana crashes. (Cyclingnews) - Briton retains race lead despite going down twice on stage 12.

- News: Aqua Blue Sport determined to fight on at Vuelta a Espana despite arson attack. (Cyclingnews) - Team scrambles for replacement bus and kit as other teams offer assistance.

- News: Aqua Blue Sport‏ bus target of arson attack. (Cyclingnews) - 'No injuries' for Irish Pro-Continental team.

- Video: Final kilometer of Stage 12 (Ambient sound, 01:37)) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Marczynski wins stage 12. (Cyclingnews) - Contador goes on the attack, Froome crashes during chase.

- G.C. After Stage 12:

1. FROOME Christopher    TEAM SKY    49h 22' 53''    
2. NIBALI Vincenzo    BAHRAIN - MERIDA    49h 23' 52''    + 00' 59''
3. CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban  ORICA-SCOTT  49h 25' 06''+ 02' 13''
4. DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David  QUICK - STEP 49h 25' 09'' + 02' 16''
5. KELDERMAN Wilco    TEAM SUNWEB    49h 25' 10''    + 02' 17''
6. ZAKARIN Ilnur   TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN   49h 25' 11''    + 02' 18''
7. ARU Fabio    ASTANA PRO TEAM    49h 25' 30''    + 02' 37''
8. WOODS Michael    CANNONDALE DRAPAC  49h 25' 34''    + 02' 41''
9. CONTADOR Alberto  TREK - SEGAFREDO  49h 26' 06''    + 03' 13''
10. LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel    ASTANA  49h 26' 44''    + 03' 51''

- Lennard Hofstede (Team Sunweb) abandoned the Vuelta after Stage 11: "I felt really sick when I woke up this morning, I was unwell and couldn't eat anything. I persevered and continued to try but there was no power in my legs and I feel completely empty. I'm really disappointed to end my first Grand Tour like this, it's been a great experience so far."

- News: Bahrain-Merida and Nibali up their game in Vuelta a Espana's first high mountain stage. (Cyclingnews) - Italian moves into second overall, third on stage after strong teamwork.

- News: Chaves takes Calar Alto time loss in stride. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian loses two minutes, drops to third overall.

- Video: Interview with race leader Chris Froome after stage 11 (English, 02:19) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Froome takes 'a huge step' in Vuelta a Espana bid. (Cyclingnews) - Briton now leads by over a minute on Nibali.

- News: Stage 11 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Froome, Lopez happy, plans go awry for Contador, Chaves.

- Video: Official English Highlights of Stage 11 (English, 03:52) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Miguel Angel Lopez nabs stage 11. (Cyclingnews) - Froome withstands attacks to keep race lead.

- Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) won Stage 11 ahead of Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the overall race lead.

- Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) following Stage 11: "I'm very happy with the outcome today.  It was a day when some of my rivals lost time on the General Classification, so to finish 2nd, I couldn't ask for much more than that, other than stage victory, but when (Miguel Angel) Lopez went he was extremely strong.  I figured for me the most important thing was to follow Vincenzo Nibali and stay with the favourites. I concentrated on staying with him seeing that (Esteban) Chaves was already dropped and Alberto (Contador) was on the limit."

- News: Stage 11 finish at Calar Alto “like being on the moon” - preview. (Cyclingnews) - Past winner at space observatory, Anton predicts Vuelta GC battle will take off.

- News: Woods still firing on all cylinders in second week. (Cyclingnews) - Canadian set to revisit Canada's cycling history with Wednesday's climb over Velefique.

- News: Froome unfazed by attacks on tricky Vuelta a Espana stage 10 descent. (Cyclingnews) - Roche regains 29 seconds while Sky rider plays it safe.

- News: Roche sticks 'unplanned' downhill attack to gain time in Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Irishman tied on time with Chaves after gaining 29 seconds.

- News: Nibali: Froome has been the strongest and most explosive so far. (Cyclingnews) - 'The computers don't lie. We're flying' says Italian.

- Video: Official English Highlights of Stage 10 (English, 04:08) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Stage 10 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Hear from Trentin, Roche, Froome, Rojas and more.

- Video: Final kilometer of Stage 10 (Ambient sound, 01:30) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Trentin wins stage 10. (Cyclingnews) - Chris Froome retains overall lead but Roche gains time.

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 10.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains overall leader.

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) following his victory on Stage 10: "I was thinking of this stage for a while now and the plan was to get in the breakaway, knowing there was a solid chance it could stick. I knew the last climb was a hard one, but I rode my own tempo and then, in the downhill, I just followed Rojas, aware he is a good descender and also that he knows the roads, being from Murcia. I am really happy with my second win here, our team is having a fantastic Vuelta a España and we hope to add other good results to our impressive tally in the next stages."

- More from Alberto Contador at his Rest Day press conference: "I think battling for a stage win and the GC are compatible. I don't want to discard either of them. we'll see as the race progresses day by day. I don't want to rule out either option. To tell the truth, I'm really enjoying my racing, and I'm happy because perhaps a lot of people may have thought I was only coming to the Vuelta a España to say goodbye, or through a sense of duty, but it's not like that."

- Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) won Stage 9.

- News: Adam Yates: I’m still aiming for GC at Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Orica-Scott rider says he feels he is lacking punch on the climbs.

- Video: GoPro Highlights - Stage 9 - La Vuelta 2017 (Ambient sound, 01:26)) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Chaves: Second week of Vuelta a Espana a voyage into unknown. (Cyclingnews) - Orica-Scott rider cautiously upbeat ahead of tougher tests to come.

- Video: Chris Froome interview: Budget caps for teams like Sky not the answer to Cannondale-Drapac issues (English, 01:19) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- Video: Alberto Contador - Press conference on the first rest day (Spanish, 19:38) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Contador: It's been a Vuelta of two halves already. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard says he will battle on for podium and stage wins.

- Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) spoke to the media on the Vuelta's first rest day: "I think we can split the Vuelta until now in two distinct parts. The first part absolutely wasn't part of the plan, especially given how good I felt coming into the Vuelta, when I was training in Madrid. The other part is, I think my performance has been at a very, very high level, on stage finishes that haven't really suited me. That makes me optimistic about the rest of the Vuelta. I think I'm in pretty good form, and we'll see what I can do."

- Monday is a rest day at the Vuelta a Espana.  The race resumes Tuesday with Stage 10.

- News: Valverde rides with Movistar on Vuelta a Espana rest day. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard continues his recovery from Tour crash.

- News: Chaves best of the rest on Cumbre del Sol. (Cyclingnews) - Colombian upbeat after solid runner-up ride.

- News: Contador: Repeating 2012 Vuelta a Espana ambush is virtually impossible. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard takes sixth on stage 9.

- News: Chris Froome wins stage 9. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky leader drops all his rivals.

- Race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) following his Stage 9 victory: "I put everything I had into that last couple of hundred metres. I was determined that they weren’t going to catch me.  I’m really, really happy to get the victory. The team did a brilliant job on that final climb and set such a good tempo.  After a week we couldn’t have asked to be in a better position. It’s been a fantastic start to the Vuelta. The legs are feeling great. I’ve been to the Vuelta so many times, trying to target this race, and so far it feels like everything is going really well."

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 8.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the overall race lead.

- Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) following Stage 8: "The team did a great job today. A big thanks to Emu and Christoph. We tried everything, and I think we did no mistake. In the end I just couldn’t drop Alaphilippe, and after we hit the downhill, I knew already that it will be almost impossible to take the win today. To be honest, I still don’t feel 100% after the problems I had in the beginning. But it’s getting better and better and the legs will come. There are plenty opportunities ahead of us and we’ll go for them."

- News: Alaphilippe delivers Quick-Step's third stage win in seven days. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman back in form after crash derailed mid-season campaign.

- News: Froome calls for possible alliance with Contador. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider stretches GC lead even further.

- Video: Interview with race leader Chris Froome after stage 8 (English, 01:37) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Contador only rider to match Froome. (Cyclingnews) - Froome puts more time into rivals as Trek rider moves up GC.

- Video: Official English Highlights of Stage 8 (English, 04:28) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- Video: Final kilometer of Stage 8 (Ambient sound, 01:33) More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Alaphilippe wins stage 8. (Cyclingnews) - Froome extends lead, Chaves and van Garderen dropped.

- Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) following his Stage 8 victory: "It’s incredible, I don’t have words for it! I can’t tell you how much this victory means for me after being away for such a long time. I knew I was able to come back, a belief shared with my family and the team, but to get a Grand Tour stage win, my first one, it’s really amazing and it makes me extremely happy."

- News: Vuelta stage 8 preview: Race returns to brutal climb of Xorret de Cati. (Cyclingnews) - Ultra-steep ‘wall’, last used in 2010, certain to see GC battle return.

- News: Sunweb send Barguil home from Vuelta after disagreements over tactics. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman wanted a free role in the mountains.

- News: Kelderman slips down Vuelta a Espana standings after puncture - News shorts. (Cyclingnews) - Fractured scapula for Bystrøm, Hansen battles on, Rojas disappointed.

- News: Dimension Data down to five in Vuelta a Espana after Kudus crashes out. (Cyclingnews) - Rider injured in mid-stage crash on Friday.

- Matej Mohorič (UAE Team Emirates) won Stage 7.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the overall race lead.

- Team Sunweb have sent Warren Barguil home.  Said Barguil: "I have to leave the Vuelta by the decision of the team. I feel very well and have good legs. I see myself in different a role and am eager to attack in the mountains, as I did in the Tour. The Vuelta is a great race and it is disappointing to leave but this is a decision from the team that I need to accept."

- Following his victory in Stage 7, Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates) said: "It’s incredible! It’s been a long time since my last big win. I’ve always worked hard and tried my best, but it is great to have a victory again. I was in the breakaway the other day, I felt very good then and although the stage wasn’t suited to my characteristics I managed to get fourth place."

- News: Stage 7 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Mohoric's win a long time coming, Froome enjoys more relaxed day.

- News: Former U23 world champion Mohoric nets first WorldTour win. (Cyclingnews) - 'The best is still to come,' promises 22-year-old UAE Team Emirates rider.

- News: US champion Warbasse out of Vuelta a Espana with fractured hand. (Cyclingnews) - Aqua Blue Sport rider hit obstruction in road at full speed.

- News: Froome predicts fireworks on weekend's summit finishes. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky leader hints that he could 'loan' jersey to non-GC challenger.

- Video: Interview with the Stage 7 winner (English, 01:42) - More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- Video: Official English Highlights of Stage 7 (English, 03:53) - More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Mohoric wins in Cuenca. (Cyclingnews) - Poljanski takes another second place.

- News: Betancur abandons Vuelta a Espana with fractured ankle and facial injuries. (Cyclingnews) - Movistar rider out after stage 6 crash.

- News: Roche: It’s important for me to prove I can still ride for GC. (Cyclingnews) - BMC Rider hits usual strong form at the Vuelta.

- News: Bardet's Vuelta a Espana hopes evaporate in Valencia. (Cyclingnews) - AG2R La Mondiale rider loses nearly seven minutes.

- News: QuickStep-Floors continue bid for more Vuelta a Espana stage wins. (Cyclingnews) - Mas earns first visit to the podium after third place finish.

- Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac) following Stage 6: "Getting in the break was really hard.  I got into a good move with Trentin (QuickStep-Floors) when he went but had to sit up because (King of the Mountains leader Davide) Villella was also coming across, and we wanted to help him get into the move to pick up more points.  I waited for him, and when he reached me, we bridged to the front group with some hard efforts but we got there.  Tom Scully was also there, which made it perfect for us because we had three."

- Tomasz Marczyński (Lotto-Soudal) won Stage 6.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains leader on G.C.

- News: Stage 6 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Marczynski prevails, 'hardest day so far' according to Froome.

- News: Contador rattles race favorites in brutal Vuelta a Espana stage. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard launches series of attacks on final climb.

- News: Froome refuses to rule Contador out of GC battle. (Cyclingnews) - Race leader says Contador's attacks were 'very impressive'.

- News: Van Garderen remains firmly in Vuelta a Espana GC battle despite double crash. (Cyclingnews) - American loses 20 seconds on dramatic day, but escapes with 'pretty minor' injuries.

- News: Vuelta a Espana 2017, stage six: Alberto Contador animates race before Chris Froome increases overall lead by 1sec. (Telegraph) - .

- News: Marczynski wins stage 6 in Sagunto. (Cyclingnews) - Froome retains red jersey while van Garderen crashes twice.

- Video: Interviews and introductions as the riders sign in - Stage 6 (Ambient sound, 52:09) - More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Soler angry with lack of cooperation in Vuelta breakaway. (Cyclingnews) - News Shorts.

- News: Vuelta a Espana brings first Grand Tour success for Lutsenko. (Cyclingnews) - 'I pushed so hard on the pedals the entire day,' says Astana rider.

- News: Mixed fortunes for Dutch on first summit finish. (Cyclingnews) - Kelderman recovers, Kruijswijk still feeling ill, Bol jumps to 20th after stage 5.

- Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) won Stage 5.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) retained the lead on G.C.

- News: Stetina: Contador’s last Vuelta a Espana is like Michael Jordan’s last game. (Cyclingnews) - American makes Vuelta debut on Contador’s final Grand Tour.

- News: Pozzovivo loses ground in Vuelta a Espana crash - News Shorts. (Cyclingnews) - Debusschere discommoded by Froome, Viviani wants Worlds spot, Reijnen and Bernard extend with Trek-Segafredo.

- News: Van Garderen upbeat after climbing to second overall. (Cyclingnews) - BMC Racing leader loses eight seconds to Froome but moves up in GC on first summit finish.

- News: Froome turns up the power on Vuelta a Espana’s first summit finish. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky rider slightly increases advantage at top of the general classification.

- News: Stage 5 finish line quotes. (Cyclingnews) - Hear from Contador, Lutsenko, Kudus, Yates.

- Video: Alberto Contador post Stage 5 interview (Spanish, 02:00) - More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Contador bounces back in Vuelta a Espana's first summit finish. (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard attacks on final climb, stays with Froome and Chaves.

- Video: Finish of the favorites - Stage 5 (Ambient sound, 0:44) - More Vuelta a Espana Videos.

- News: Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome extends lead as Alexey Lutsenko wins. (BBC Sport) - .

- News: Lutsenko wins on stage 5. (Cyclingnews) - Froome keeps lead, Nibali cracks and Contador bounces back.

- News: Majka's Vuelta a Espana GC hopes end in Tarragona. (Cyclingnews) - Bora-Hansgrohe's leader suffering from stomach problems.

- News: Alaphilippe 'not yet 100 per cent, but feeling very good'. (Cyclingnews) - Frenchman continues injury comeback and targets a stage win.

- News: Degenkolb abandons Vuelta a Espana with bronchitis. (Cyclingnews) - German confident of returning to racing before end of season.

- John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has abandoned the Vuelta a Espana: "To be honest I am really frustrated. I started the season well with a victory in Dubai and a lot of top 10 places at the spring classics, but after that, it just never went like I hoped and expected for. Anyway, health comes first now and the season is not over yet so I don’t want to take risks now. So, I will go home, recover and focus on the rest of the season."

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 4.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) remains leader in the general classification.

- News: Contador battles on against stomach trouble at Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Grand Tour star hoping to return to pre-Vuelta form.

- News: Froome advocates three-second rule for flat stages. (Cyclingnews) - Race leader says teammate Poels 'disappointed' by Andorra performance.

- News: Trentin completes Grand Tour set of stage wins. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step Floors continue successful Vuelta start with second stage win.

- News: Trentin wins stage 4. (Cyclingnews) - Italian bests Lobato in Tarragona.

- Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) had this to say after his Stage 4 victory: "We took responsibility again today and did the bulk of the work for most of the stage. Tim chased down the breakaway, then Bob and Niki protected me, while Julian and Yves brought me in a great position. I knew the last kilometer was a technical one, with several tight bends, but wasn’t worried at all about it, as I had Yves with me, who showed two days ago how good he is in such a situation. I am really happy I could repay all my teammates for their hard work and come out on top here."

- News: Nibali wins stage 3 in Andorra. (Cyclingnews) - Italian beats GC rivals, Froome moves into race lead.

- Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) won Stage 3 ahead of David de la Cruz and Chris Froome.  Chris Froome (Team Sky) is new overall leader.

- Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) following his Stage 3 victory: "We're only on the third day. It wasn't easy to be ready for climbs and to win such a stage contesting the sprint.  I had some difficulties on the last ascent, where my rivals keep a high tempo. I was behind and I must recover on the downhill to close the gap to the front small group of riders and try my chance to take the win.  I knew that it was difficult to win, because there were very fast riders and today’s stage was really demanding due to high temperature too."

- Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) following his victory in Stage 2: "Our ideal scenario was to create an echelon long before the finish, but in case this didn’t happen, then we had a back-up plan: to try again in the last kilometers. We wanted to deliver Matteo in a perfect position to sprint for the win, but once we splintered the peloton and opened a gap in the final kilometer, we improvised a bit, as he told me to go, and that’s what I did. I am extremely happy our plan worked to perfection."

- Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Floors) won Stage 2 and is new overall leader.

- News: Lampaert wins stage 2. (Cyclingnews) - Quick-Step rider steals one from the sprinters, takes overall lead.

- Delayed broadcast available here at 12:00pm US Eastern time on the Olympic channel via FuboTV in English.

- News: The white whale: Froome's seven-year quest to win the Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Charting the Briton's fortunes at the Spanish Grand Tour since that career-defining 2011 debut.

- News: BMC win opening team time trial. (Cyclingnews) - Dennis takes first leader's jersey of 2017 race.

- BMC Racing won the Stage 1 Team Time Trial, putting Rohan Dennis into the leader jersey as first overall leader.

- Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) had this to say following the team's victory in the Stage 1 TTT: "Everything went to plan today, and we executed our TTT perfectly. I think we were still a little bit nervous when Team Sky came in and I thought that we had maybe lost it on the line, but in the end, we came out as the strongest team.  It was a hard course. It wasn't just a straightforward time trial. It was technical at the start, and we had to tactically figure out if it was better to finish at the top of the hill with nine riders or if we drop a few guys. The course tested everything: strength, technique, and speed. You had to be the best in every aspect, and we showed our true power today."

- Stage 1 TTT Start Order and Times here.

- Vuelta a Espana Start List.

- The Vuelta a Espana Teams Presentation is Friday and will be broadcast LIVE at 7:30pm CET (1:30pm U.S. Eastern).  We'll have live streams.

- News: Vuelta a Espana 2017: 5 key stages. (Cyclingnews) - Pyrenees an early test, Angliru to provide dramatic denouement.

- Preview: Chris Froome and unfinished business. (Cyclingnews) - Vuelta countdown: -5 days until final Grand Tour of 2017.

- News: Froome: The Vuelta is a race I love but it's relentless. (Cyclingnews) - Team Sky leader ready for a fight in the final Grand Tour of 2017.

- News: Trek-Segafredo name starting nine for Alberto Contador's final Vuelta a Espana. (Cyclingnews) - Degenkolb, Theuns and Pantano set for final Grand Tour of 2017.

- News: Movistar name Soler and Betancur in youthful Vuelta a Espana line-up. (Cyclingnews) - Four Grand Tour debutants in absence of Quintana and injured Valverde.

- Juanma Garate (Cannondale-Drapac): "The Vuelta this year has a team time trial, one individual time trial, four stages that will most likely end in a bunch sprint, six hilly stages and nine uphill finals.  The design of this year’s Vuelta opens a lot of possibilities for aggressive teams and riders.  The average age in our team is 27 years. It’s probably not the youngest team at the start, but I think we do bring the team with the most rookies.  Not only do we have four riders racing their first Grand Tour, but we have another two riders who have only ever done one Grand Tour in their careers."

- Team Sky for the 2017 Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome, Christian Knees, David Lopez, Gianni Moscon, Wout Poels, Salvatore Puccio, Mikel Nieve, Diego Rosa, Ian Stannard.

- Chris Froome (Team Sky): "It certainly feels as if I’ve got unfinished business with this race. I’ve finished second three times now, but I’ve got a good feeling about this year’s Vuelta. It feels like we’re on much more of a mission this year, and aiming for the Tour/Vuelta double this season has been a huge motivation."

- Marc Reef (Team Sunweb directeur sportif): "We have a good combination of experienced riders and young talents with huge strength and potential on our line-up. We want our younger riders to see what it takes to complete a three week race and give them the opportunity to learn from our more experienced Grand Tour riders, without any form of pressure."

- Team Sunweb roster for the Vuelta a Espana: Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN), Warren Barguil (FRA), Johannes Fröhlinger (GER), Chad Haga (USA), Chris Hamilton (AUS), Lennard Hofstede (NED), Lennard Kämna (GER), Wilco Kelderman (NED), Sam Oomen (NED).

- The 2017 Vuelta a Espana is being held August 19 to September 10.

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2016 Vuelta a Espana Stage 21 Profile

2016 Vuelta a Espana Map

 

Notes from the 2016 Vuelta a Espana

- Vuelta Stage 21 map, time schedule, info in table below.

- Magnus Cort (Orica-BikeExchange) won Stage 21.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) wins the 2016 Vuelta a Espana.

- Sunday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 21 departs Las Rozas at 5:18pm CET (11:18am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Madrid at around 8:20pm CET (2:20pm U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 5:00pm CET (11:00am U.S. Eastern).

- Pierre Latour (AG2R-la-Mondiale) won Stage 20.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains leader in the general classification and is set to win the Vuelta Sunday.

- 2016 Vuelta a Espana Stage Previews, Towns, Timetables, Profiles:

Stage details Stage profiles
Stage 1: Saturday, August 20
Ourense, Laias Health Resort/P. N. Castrelo de Miño (27.8 km Team Time Trial)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 2: Sunday, August 21
Ourense Thermal Capital/Baiona (160.8 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 3: Monday, August 22
Marín/Dumbría. Ezaro Viewpoint (176.4 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 4: Tuesday, August 23
Betanzos/San Andrés de Teixido (163.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 5: Wednesday, August 24
Viveiro/Lugo (171.3 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 6: Thursday, August 25
Monforte de Lemos/Luintra. Ribera Sacra (163.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 7: Friday, August 26
Maceda/Puebla de Sanabria (158.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 8: Saturday, August 27
Villalpando/La Camperona. Valle de Sabero (181.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 9: Sunday, August 28
Cistierna/Oviedo. Alto del Naranco (164.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 10: Monday, August 29
Lugones/Lagos de Covadonga (188.7 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Rest Day: Tuesday, August 30
 
Stage 11: Wednesday, August 31
Colunga. Jurassic Museum/Peña Cabarga (168.6 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 12: Thursday, September 1
Los Corrales de Buelna/Bilbao (193.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 13: Friday, September 2
Bilbao/Urdax-Dantxarinea (213.4 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 14: Saturday, September 3
Urdax-Dantxarinea/Aubisque - Gourette (196 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 15: Sunday, September 4
Sabiñánigo/Sallent de Gállego. Aramón Formigal (118.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 16: Monday, September 5
Alcañiz/Peñíscola (156.4 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Rest Day: Tuesday, September 6
 
Stage 17: Wednesday, September 7
Castellón/Llucena. Camins del Penyagolosa (177.5 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 18: Thursday, September 8
Requena/Gandía (200.6 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 19: Friday, September 9
Xàbia/Calp (37 km ITT)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 20: Saturday, September 10
Benidorm/Alto de Aitana. Air Force Squadron (193.2 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.
Stage 21: Sunday, September 11
Las Rozas/Madrid (104.1 km)
Map, timetable, preview and more here.

 

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- Saturday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 20 departs Benidorm at 12:18pm CET (6:18am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Alto de Aitana. Air Force Squadron at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 11:45am CET (5:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the Stage 19 Individual Time Trial.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains overall leader.

- News: Chris Froome on the verge of history after spectacular Vuelta a España time trial victory.  (The Telegraph) -

- News: Froome wins stage 19 time trial.  (Cyclingnews) - Nairo Quintana stays in overall lead but loses two minutes in Calp

- Friday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 19, a 37km Individual Time Trial from Xàbia to Calp, gets underway at 1:46pm CET (7:46am U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first rider.  Start Order and Times along with time splits are shown in our TourTracker widget aboveVuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-BikeExchange) won Stage 18.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains leader in the general classification.

- News: Contador upbeat for crucial Vuelta a Espana time trial test.  (Cyclingnews) - 'One thing is certain, I’m feeling very motivated'

- News: Quintana hoping to continue momentum in time trial.  (Cyclingnews) - Race leader hopes to limit losses to Froome to one minute on Friday

- News: Farrar: Most of Vuelta a Espana peloton at a breaking point.  (Cyclingnews) - American says tendency toward 'epic' courses not limited to Spain

- News: Cort Nielsen wins stage 18.  (Cyclingnews) - Sprinters get their day in Gandía

- Thursday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 18 departs Requena at 12:40pm CET (6:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Gandía at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Mathias Frank (IAM Cycling) won Stage 17.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains leader on G.C.

- News: Contador refuses to give up on GC at Vuelta a Espana.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I'm going to fight for the maximum all the way through'

- News: Rodriguez predicts Quintana victory in Vuelta a España.  (Cyclingnews) - Recently retired rider says Movistar will control the race

- News: Quintana makes solid Vuelta a Espana defense on Mas de La Costa.  (Cyclingnews) - One down, two to go for Colombian

- News: Mathias Frank wins stage 17.  (Cyclingnews) - Nairo Quintana continues overall lead as GC favourites reach Mas de la Costa summit together

- Wednesday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 17 departs Castellón at 12:40pm CET (6:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Llucena. Camins del Penyagolosa at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing) won Stage 16.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains overall leader.

- Tuesday is a rest day at the Vuelta a Espana.  The race resumes Wednesday with Stage 17.  Stage 17 details will be posted here on Tuesday.

- Monday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 16 departs Alcañiz at 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Peñíscola at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx-Quickstep) won Stage 15.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) increased his lead in the general classification.

- Sunday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 15 departs Sabiñánigo at 2:21pm CET (8:21am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Sallent de Gállego. Aramón Formigal at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:30pm CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) won Stage 14.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains overall leader.

- Saturday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 14 departs Urdax-Dantxarinea at 11:48am CET (5:48am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Aubisque - Gourette at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 11:45am CET (5:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Valerio Conti (Lampre) won Stage 13.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains leader on G.C. going into Saturday's queen stage.

- Friday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 13 departs Bilbao at 11:45am CET (5:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Urdax-Dantxarinea at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange) won Stage 12.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains overall leader.

- Thursday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 12 departs Los Corrales de Buelna at 12:35pm CET (6:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Bilbao at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Chris Froome (Team Sky) won Stage 11.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) remains leader in the general classification.

- Wednesday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 11 departs Colunga. Jurassic Museum at 1:12pm CET (7:12am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Peña Cabarga at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won Stage 10 and is back in the red jersey as overall leader.

- Tuesday is the first rest day at the Vuelta.  The race resumes Wednesday with Stage 11.  Details here on Tuesday.

- Monday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 10 departs Lugones at 12:30pm CET (6:30am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Lagos de Covadonga at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- David de la Cruz (Etixx-Quickstep) won Stage 9 and took over the race lead.

- News: Contador continues recovery for second day in Vuelta a Espana.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard keeps status quo on stage 9

- News: Movistar unconcerned with losing Vuelta a Espana lead.  (Cyclingnews) - De La Cruz profits from Spanish team's tactics

- News: De la Cruz wins on the Alto del Naranco.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard takes over race lead from successful breakaway

- Sunday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 9 departs Cistierna at 1:23pm CET (7:23am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Oviedo. Alto del Naranco at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Sergey Lagutin (Katusha) won Stage 8.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is new leader in the general classification.

- News: Contador: I thought I was going to abandon the Vuelta a Espana.  (Cyclingnews) - Spaniard turns in solid performance on first major mountain stage

- News: Lagutin wins atop Alto de la Camperona.  (Cyclingnews) - Quintana attacks to claim race lead

- Saturday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 8 departs Villalpando at 12:53pm CET (6:53am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at La Camperona. Valle de Sabero at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Jonas Van Genechten (IAM Cycling) won Stage 7.  Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing) remains overall leader.

- News: Froome ready for mountains in Vuelta a Espana, but Team Sky lose Kwiatkowski.  (Cyclingnews) - Former Vuelta leader quits, citing back pain and saddle sore

- News: Alberto Contador furious after crashing late in Vuelta a Espana.  (Cyclingnews) - Tinkoff report nothing broken, but Spaniard suffering with scrapes, cuts and bruises

- Friday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 7 departs Maceda at 1:43pm CET (7:43am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Puebla de Sanabria at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Simon Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) won Stage 6.  Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing) retained the lead in the general classification.

- News: Simon Yates claims first Vuelta a Espana stage win for British rider since 2012.  (Cyclingnews) - 'I worked extremely hard, and I think this is just the reward that I deserve from the hard work'

- News: GB's Simon Yates wins stage six - first Grand Tour victory.  (BBC Sports) -

- Thursday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 6 departs Monforte de Lemos at 1:31pm CET (7:31am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Luintra. Ribera Sacra at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Gianni Meersman (Etixx-Quickstep) won Stage 5.  Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing) remains overall leader.

- Photos: Vuelta a Espana Photos

- News: Atapuma has 'no idea' how long he can keep Vuelta a Espana lead.  (Cyclingnews) -

- News: Gianni Meersman wins stage five as Chris Froome remains third.  (BBC Sport) -

- Wednesday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 5 departs Viveiro at 1:10pm CET (7:10am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Lugo at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) won Stage 4.  Darwin Atapuma (BMC Racing) took over the lead in the general classification.

- News: Lopez to continue Vuelta a Espana despite breaking teeth in crash.  (Cyclingnews) -Colombian left with scrapes, bruises and three broken teeth in stage 3 incident

- News: Chris Froome stays third as Calmejane wins stage 4.  (BBC Sport) -

- Tuesday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 4 departs Betanzos at 1:14pm CET (7:14am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at San Andrés de Teixido at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Alexandre Geniez (FDJ) won Stage 3.  Ruben Fernandez (Movistar) is new overall leader.

- Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) was forced to abandon the Vuelta on Stage 3.  Said Barguil: "It’s a big disappointment. To go for stage success in the Vuelta was my second big goal of the season and now due to bad luck I have to abandon so early. Yesterday morning it started with minor pain to my throat and nose, and yesterday after the stage and this morning it got worse. We decided to try and go for it, but it didn’t turn out to be the case."

- Monday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 3 departs Marín at 1:06pm CET (7:06am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Dumbría. Ezaro Viewpoint at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Gianni Meersman (Etixx-Quickstep) won Stage 2.  Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) is new leader in the general classification.

- Sunday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 2 departs Ourense Thermal Capital at 1:40pm CET (7:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Baiona at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern).

- Team Sky won the Stage 1 Team Time Trial, placing Peter Kennaugh into the leader jersey

- Saturday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 1, a 27.8km Team Time Trial from Ourense, Laias Health Resort to P. N. Castrelo de Miño, gets underway at 6:26pm CET (12:26pm U.S. Eastern) with the departure of the first team.  Start Order and Times along with time splits are shown in our TourTracker widget aboveVuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 6:00pm CET (12:00pm U.S. Eastern).

- Official Start List here.

- News: Chris Froome faces trial of strength in Vuelta a España.  (The Guardian) - Briton to compete in Spain after gruelling Olympics and Tour de France

- News: Chris Froome: Tour de France winner to race Vuelta a Espana for Team Sky after Rio.  (BBC Sport) -

- Alberto Contador will be joined at the Vuelta by TDF winner Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana.

- Race favorite Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) won the recent Vuelta a Burgos.  Watch 2016 Vuelta a Burgos final stage highlights.

- Fabio Aru (Astana) won the 2015 Vuelta a Espana.  Shelley Olds (Cipollini Team) won the inaugural women's La Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta.

- The 2016 Vuelta a Espana Teams Presentation will be held Thursday, August 18 at 7:30pm at the Arnoia Health Resort in Ourense.  This event will be broadcast LIVE.  More here.

- Giant-Alpecin have announced their line-up for the 2016 Vuelta a Espana:

Nikias Arndt (GER)
Warren Barguil (FRA)
Koen de Kort (NED)
Johannes Fröhlinger (GER)
Chad Haga (USA)
Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE)
Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (NOR)
Tom Stamsnijder (NED)
Zico Waeytens (BEL)

- Giant-Alpecin directeur sportif Luke Roberts said: "Our objective will be on stage results. Firstly in the sprints where there should be plenty of opportunities for a fast finish during the three weeks. In parallel, we will apply an offensive strategy when the stages become more difficult to target results from the breakaways. Finally with Warren, we will see how the race evolves to give him the best chances for stage success."

- The 2016 Vuelta a Espana is being held August 20 to September 11.