Vuelta stage 17: Mollema and Roche do the splits

Stage 17: Calahorra to Burgos, 189km

This stage was as close as this Vuelta gets to a routine sprint stage, but first crosswinds and then a final kilometre attack caused splits which shuffled the GC and produced a surprise stage winner in Bauke Mollema as the sprinters were left grasping at thin air once again. Continue reading

Talking Tactics: Scenarios for the Vuelta’s final week

With five stages to go – three of them summit finishes – the outcome of this year’s Vuelta a Espana remains in the balance, with podium places and top-ten finishes up for grabs. So what can we expect to happen on the pivotal mountain stages over the next three days? Here are some of the likely scenarios. Continue reading