Cycling

Quintana takes lead while compatriot Anacona seals stage nine win at Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Winner Anacona won a rainy stage nine on the Vuelta a España today ©AFP/Getty ImagesColombia's Nairo Quintana took over the lead of the Vuelta a España from Movistar team-mate Alejandro Valverde following a rain-soaked stage nine that saw countryman Anacona ride solo to an impressive triumph on the summit finish in Aramón Valdelinares.

Bouhanni takes second stage win on Vuelta a España as Valverde retains overall lead

By Gary Anderson

Nacer Bouhanni celebrates his second stage win on the Vuelta a España in Albacete today ©AFP/Getty ImagesFrenchman Nacer Bouhanni outsprinted Michael Matthews of Australia to claim victory on stage eight of the Vuelta a España after a bunched sprint finish in Albacete, while home favourite Alejandre Valverde maintained his grip on the leader's red jersey.

De Marchi wins stage seven of Vuelta a España as Froome recovers from crash to close gap on leaders

By Gary Anderson

Alessandro De Marchi won today's stage seven on the Vuelta a España ©AFP/Getty ImagesItalian Alessandro De Marchi claimed a fine solo win on stage seven of the Vuelta a España in Alcaudete on a day that saw Team Sky's Chris Froome suffer a heavy crash before recovering to claw back three seconds on the overall leaders.

Valverde regains Vuelta a España lead after winning battle of big guns on stage six

By Gary Anderson

Alejandre Valverde triumphed in the battle of the big guns on stage six of the Vuelta a España ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome favourite Alejandro Valverde regained the overall lead of the Vuelta a España as he won a thrilling stage six on the steep climb to the finish line in La Zubia which featured five of the top six riders in the race.

Degenkolb claims second successive Vuelta a España stage win

By Emily Goddard

John Degenkolb has won his second successive stage leg at the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesJohn Degenkolb of Germany sprinted to his second successive stage win during today's fifth leg of the Vuelta a España.

Degenkolb wins stage four of Vuelta a España as Matthews keeps overall lead

By Zjan Shirinian

John Degenkolb of Germany broke away from the pack to win stage four of the Vuelta a España ©AFP/Getty ImagesGerman John Degenkolb edged a two-man sprint to the line in sweltering temperatures on a hilly fourth stage of the Vuelta a España.

Australian wins stage three sprint of Vuelta a España to become overall leader

By Gary Anderson

Michael Matthews celebrates after winning stage three of the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesAustralia's Michael Matthews has taken over the leader's red jersey on the Vuelta a España after perfectly timing his sprint to the line to deny Irishman Dan Martin on an uphill finish to stage three in Acros de la Frontera.

Frenchman Bouhanni takes stage two win at Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Nacer Bouhanni won stage two of the Vuelta a Espana today ©Getty ImagesFrenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed victory on stage two of the Vuelta a España after sprinting to the line in a bunched finish ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb and Italian Roberto Ferrari in San Fernando.

Castroviejo leads Movistar to time trial victory on opening stage of Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Movistar celebrate their stage one win at the Vuelta a Espana ©AFP/Getty ImagesHome rider Jonathan Castroviejo led his Movistar team to time trial victory on the opening stage of the Vuelta a España in Jerez de la Frontera tonight, six seconds ahead of rival teams Cannondale and Orica-Green EDGE.
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