Giacomo Nizzolo “Really, Really, Really Motivated” for Plouay’s GP Ouest-France after Runner-up Performance at Vattenfall Cyclassics

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Fresh off of a 2nd-place finish at the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg, Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Factory Racing is looking forward to having another shot at a big win in the upcoming GP Ouest-France, where he was 2nd in 2013. Nizzolo’s 2014 campaign has had its gratifying moments and its frustrating ones, and plenty of moments that have been a bit of both, and he took a few minutes out Read More →

Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 5 Preview

Stage 5 Profile

Stage 5: Priego de Córdoba › Ronda – 180 km After a fourth stage won convincingly in a bunch sprint by John Degenkolb, Stage 5 of the Vuelta a España looks likely to be another one for the bunch gallopers. The pack will set out from Priego de Córdoba and then take on 150 kilometers without a single categorized climb before reaching the bottom of a lone Category Read More →

Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 4 Preview

Stage 4 Profile

Stage 4: Mairena del Alcor › Córdoba – 164.7 km The third stage of the Vuelta a España saw Michael Matthews outsprinting some real GC talents (among them, Dan Martin and Joaquim Rodriguez) to take a victory and the red jersey. Stage 4 is another in which the presence of some late uphill challenges could make things interesting. The stage starts out very flat, and continues Read More →

Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 3 Preview

Stage 3 Profile

Stage 3: Cádiz › Arcos de la Frontera – 197.8 km After a very flat second stage won, somewhat predictably, by Nacer Bouhanni, the peloton will take on a moderately bumpy Stage 3. The riders will enjoy approximately 80 kilometers of flat roads after they set out from the start (on an aircraft carrier, no less) in Cádiz before taking on a few hills in the Read More →

Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 2 Preview

Stage 2 Profile

Stage 2: Algeciras › San Fernando – 174.4 km With the opening TTT (won by Movistar) now in the rear mirror, the Vuelta a España gets into road racing proper in its second stage. After an early Cat. 3, Stage 2 offers over 160 kilometers of racing without a single categorized climb. It’s hard to see anything other than a sprint decided this stage, though a few factors Read More →

Vattenfall Cyclassics 2014 Preview

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While some of the pro peloton is in Spain taking on the year’s final Grand Tour, a number of other riders will be in Hamburg to take on the Vattenfall Cyclassics. The first of several late summer circuit races on the WorldTour calendar, the event offers the sprinting heavyweights a rare opportunity to take a one-day victory at the highest level. It’s a lengthy race at 247.2 kilometers, Read More →

Vuelta a España 2014: Stage 1 Preview

Stage 1 Profile

Stage 1 (TTT): Jerez de la Frontera › Jerez de la Frontera – 12.6 km The 2014 Vuelta a España gets underway with a short, flat team time trial in Jerez de la Frontera. At only 12.6 kilometers, the route shouldn’t see any massive time gaps between teams, but motivation to put in a strong ride will still be high; in this Vuelta, which seems Read More →

Vuelta a España 2014 Preview

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The third and final Grand Tour of the 2014 season has arrived and it should be quite the event. The Vuelta a España has a reputation as an opportunity for riders who have missed out on earlier season goals to take one last shot at glory in a major stage race. With injuries derailing the plans of so many of the sport’s biggest names who had been Read More →

Bob Jungels Talks First Grand Tour Start at Upcoming Vuelta a España: “I Want to Do Well in the TTs and Maybe in the Medium Climbing Stages.”

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21-year-old Bob Jungels made a grand entrance onto the pro cycling scene in 2013, winning a stage and taking 5th overall in the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg, and taking both the individual time trial and the road race titles at the Luxembourg national championships. Now in his second year at the WorldTour level with Trek Factory Racing, Jungels has continued to develop as a talented all-rounder, Read More →

VeloHuman Up-and-comer Q&A Series: AG2R La Mondiale’s Hugo Houle

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It’s high time for another entry in the VeloHuman Up-and-comer Q&A Series! For this newest chapter in the series, VH talked with 23-year-old Canadian Hugo Houle, a native of Sainte-Perpétue, Quebec. In his second year with French team AG2R La Mondiale, Hugo is an all-round talent who made a name for himself at a young age, winning Canada’s Under-23 road race and time trial championships and finishing Read More →