Vuelta a España 2016: Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11: Colunga › Peña Cabarga – 168.6km Now that the Vuelta peloton has enjoyed a rest day, GC action will resume with a tough finishing climb in stage 11. Of course, first, the riders will take on about 160 kilometers of flat (though terrifically scenic) coastal roads. Once they hit Read More →

Tour de France 2016: Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11: Carcassonne › Montpellier – 162.5km Fortunately, the Tour’s 11th stage is relatively short, because the profile doesn’t have much to offer in the way of interesting features. Unless the peloton really screws this one up, Wednesday should be a sprinter’s day. I expect a bunch kick for the Read More →

Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11: Modena › Asolo – 227km I hate to say it, but Stage 11 of the 2016 Giro d’Italia will likely be very boring for the first 200 kilometers. Fortunately, the finale looks quite interesting. After the peloton traverses pancake-flat roads for more than four hours, they’ll hit a Read More →

Vuelta a España 2015: Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11: Andorra la Valle › Cortals d’Encamp – 138km The Vuelta a España visits Andorra for Stage 11, and some are calling it the hardest Vuelta stage ever. I haven’t reviewed every Vuelta stage since 1935 to really get a clear, definitive sense of whether that’s true, but it’s Read More →

Tour de France 2015: Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11: Pau › Cauterets – 188km Stage 10, the Tour’s first mountain stage, provided the first real glimpse into the climbing form of the GC names in this race, with Chris Froome making the biggest statement of them all on the slopes of the final ascent (as Whit Yost predicted Read More →

Giro d’Italia 2015: Stage 11 Preview

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Stage 11: Forlì › Imola – 153km What looked set to be a very uninteresting Stage 10 turned quite interesting when a breakaway managed to stay clear, giving Nicola Boem a stage victory, and things got even crazier when Richie Porte lost nearly 3 minutes on the General Classification due to Read More →