Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 19 – Mads makes it three

Mads Pedersen took his triptych of victories on Stage 19 of The Vuelta a Espana and there was nothing anyone could do do about it. Trek-Segafredo announced their plan to take the stage at the start of the day, and boy did they deliver. They controlled the breakaway, ensured their man in the green jersey survived the two climbs and then delivered him perfectly with a glorious lead out. From the minute he swung out of the slipstream of Miles Scotson (Groupama-FDJ), there was never a doubt who would cross the line first. Bahrain Victorious’ Fred Wright rode superbly but just could not get past the Dane, he pipped fast finishing Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Deceuninck) to second on the day. There was no change in the GC, but Primoz Roglic had plenty to say in a Jumbo-Visma press release.

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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 13 – Mads finally takes his stage

I have ALL THE LOVE for stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana for three very good reasons. One: my favourite Dane Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) finally took his stage win in  magnificent stomping classics style. Two: Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) showed up at a sprint finish, reminded me how good he is to claim the second step. Three: that rolling finale produced some superb tactical racing. There was no change in the general classification with Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) still in red. However, UAE Team-Emirates’ Juan Ayuso tested positive for Covid, but with a low enough viral load to remain in the race

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VeloVoices Podcast 201: Gravel Against Remco

Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan pull apart the first full week of Vuelta action and ask:

  • Can anyone stop Remco?
  • What’s up with Roglic?
  • How much do we admire Marc Soler?
  • And has the racing really been a bit flat?

Plus all the things you don’t get from your other cycling podcasts like the architecture of Milton Keynes, the correct pronunciation of Hawick and a Go Fund Me for a worthwhile cause.

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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 4 – Rojo Rogla takes the stage and GC lead

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 5 – Soler steals the stage, Molard moves into red

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 6 – Rain and mist cover Vine’s victory while Remco is rojo

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 7 – Jesus Herrada takes the day for Cofidis

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 8 – Jay climbs the Vine to second stage win

Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Meintjes triumphant; Remco redder than ever