Vuelta a España 2016

Region: UCI WorldTour
Category: 2.UWT
Start date: 2016-08-20
End date: 2016-09-11
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2020 Vuelta a España may start in the Netherlands

The Vuelta a España start for the year 2020 may take place in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands, Dutch media report. Read more...

Yorkshire's ambitions for the Vuelta a España start

The English county of Yorkshire will launch a bid to host the start of the Vuelta a España. Read more...

Aru to lead Astana in Giro, Fuglsang and Lopez in Tour

Fabio Aru is set to lead Kazakh WorldTour formation in the 2017 Giro d'Italia while Miguel Angel Lopez and Jakob Fuglsang take charge in the Tour de France. Read more...

Photo galleries: Vuelta a España

A few days have passed since the closing stage of the Vuelta a España, but it's never too late for memories. CyclingPub visited stages 19 and 20 of the Spanish Grand Tour. Read more...

Froome: I definitely think the double is possible

Team Sky rider Chris Froome got very close to getting two Grand-Tour victories in one season and that is something that makes the rider think about 2017. Read more...

Vuelta a España review: The legacy of the Vuelta

CyclingPub's Marcelo Hernández takes a look at the last week of the Vuelta a España and discusses the meaning of this year's race to modern cycling. Read more...

Nairo Quintana wins 2016 Vuelta a España, stage victory for Cort Nielsen

Nairo Quintana is the champion of the Vuelta a España after safely finishing in the peloton at the end of the final stage, won by Magnus Cort Nielsen. Read more...

Latour wins stage, overall victory all but certain for Quintana

Nairo Quintana is practically certain of the overall victory in the Vuelta a España after defending his lead in the last mountain stage, won by Pierre Latour. Read more...

Vuelta: Chris Froome powers to victory in time trial

Chris Froome delivered a dominant performance to win Friday's Individual Time Trial in the Vuelta a España and reduce the gap with race leader Nairo Quintana. Read more...

Magnus Cort Nielsen wins Stage 18 in Vuelta a España

Danish rider Magnus Cort Nielsen of Orica-BikeExchange has won Stage 18 of the Vuelta a España. Nikias Arndt and Jempy Drucker complete the top three. Read more...

Vuelta a España review: The Hunger to fight

With only days to go until the last stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España in Madrid, CyclingPub's Marcelo Hernández takes a look at what has happened so far. Read more...

Mathias Frank victorious in Vuelta a España

Mathias Frank of IAM Cycling has won Stage 17 of the Vuelta a España ahead of Leopold Konig and Robert Gesink. The four GC favorites finishes together. Read more...

No adjustments needed after wildfires near Vuelta a España route

Despite the heavy wildfires in the area of Javea this week, the route of Friday's Vuelta a España Time Trial will not need to be adjusted. Read more...

It would be unfair to use team to win Vuelta, says Chris Froome

Sky leader Chris Froome says that it wouldn't be fair for him to use his team to win the Vuelta a España after six of his teammates were pardoned at the end of stage 15. Read more...

Drucker: It's cool to have a victory in a Grand Tour

Jean-Pierre Drucker, the winner of stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, said that he had felt ready to take a victory in a Grand Tour. Read more...

Quintana: We shouldn't take anything for granted

Vuelta a España leader Nairo Quintana says that he and his team won't take this first place of the general classification for granted and keep an eye on his closest competitors. Read more...

Jean-Pierre Drucker sprints to victory in Vuelta a España

Jean-Pierre 'Jempy' Drucker of BMC Racing Team has won the 16th stage in the Vuelta a España. The Luxembourger finished ahead of Rudiger Selig and Nikias Arndt. Read more...

Javea wildfires may affect Vuelta a España time trial

A number of wildfires in the area of Javea, Spain, may affect the route for Friday's Individual Time Trial in the Vuelta a España. Read more...

Robert Gesink wins Queen Stage in Vuelta a España

Robert Gesink of LottoNL-Jumbo has won the 14th stage of the Vuelta a España, finishing ahead of Kenny Elissonde (FDJ) and Egor Silin (Katusha). Read more...

Valerio Conti victorious in Vuelta a España stage 13

Valerio Conti (23) of Lampre-Merida has won stage 13 of the Vuelta a España, finishing solo after forming part of a 12-man breakaway. Read more...

2017 Vuelta a España to start in Nimes, France

The French city of Nimes will be the starting point of the 2017 Vuelta a España. It will be the third time in the history of the race that it will start outside Spain. Read more...

Keukeleire: I am happy with the chance the team gave me

Belgian Jens Keukeleire of Orica-BikeExchange is happy with the chance he got from the team to win the 12th stage of the Vuelta a España on Thursday. Read more...

Nairo Quintana: There are no quiet days

Vuelta a España leader Nairo Quintana says that there are no quiet days in the Spanish race as Movistar defends the Colombian's Red Jersey. Read more...

Jens Keukeleire sprints to victory in Vuelta a España

Jens Keukeleire of Orica-BikeExchange has won stage 12 of the Vuelta a España. The Belgian won the mass sprint ahead of Maxime Bouet and Fabio Felline. Read more...

Froome: Hopefully I can keep getting closer to Quintana

Stage 11 of the 2016 Vuelta a España had Chris Froome repeating his victory of 2011, the first win ever for the Team Sky rider in a Grand Tour. Read more...

Esteban Chaves: It's better to attack and finish tenth

Colombian Esteban Chaves, who came close to victory in Stage 11 of the Vuelta a España, says that he would rather attack and finish tenth than not attack at all. Read more...

Nairo Quintana: We can't take our eyes off Chris Froome

Vuelta a España leader Nairo Quintana believes that Chris Froome is still a force to be reckoned with for the remainder of the Spanish race. Read more...

Vuelta a España review: The boys are back

As the 'old cycling' appears to have returned to the peloton in the Vuelta a España, Marcelo Hernandez guides us through what happened until the first rest day. Read more...

Quintana: I will have to get three minutes on Froome

Movistar's Nairo Quintana hopes to keep the Red Jersey for more time and gain more minutes on Chris Froome after winning stage 10 of the Vuelta a España on Monday. Read more...

Vuelta: Stage victory and Red Jersey for Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana is once again the leader of the Vuelta a España after taking the victory in stage 10. Chris Froome limited the damage to finish third. Read more...

LottoNL-Jumbo looking for compensation after Kruijswijk crash

Dutch UCI WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo has asked Vuelta a España organiser Unipublic for financial compensation following the crash of its leader Steven Kruijswijk. Read more...

De la Cruz: I can't believe I'm the leader of the Vuelta a España!

Spaniard David de la Cruz feels happy not only about his victory in the Vuelta a España, but also because he feels it is a reward for the health problems that he had in the past. Read more...

Losing Red Jersey was Movistar's plan, team says

Movistar Team has stated that it is following the plan by giving away the leader's jersey to David de la Cruz of Etixx-Quick Step. Read more...

Contador: Let's see whether we improve tomorrow

Alberto Contador is satisfied with his performance in Sunday's Vuelta a España stage, despite the injuries he suffered in a crash two days earlier. Read more...

David de la Cruz wins and leads in the Vuelta a España

David de la Cruz of Etixx-Quick Step is the new leader of the Vuelta a España. The Spaniard formed part of a breakaway and finished solo to take the victory. Read more...

Contador: Where there is a will there is a way

After a difficult stage in which he crashed and hurt part of his body, Alberto Contador came back on the first mountain finish with a display of great strength. Read more...

Vuelta: Stage win for Lagutin, Red Jersey for Quintana

Sergey Lagutin of Katusha has won the eighth stage of the Vuelta a España. Movistar's Nairo Quintana takes the lead in the overall classification. Read more...

Alberto Contador: UCI should reconsider 3-kilometer rule

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, a day after crashing near the finish of stage 7 of the Vuelta a España, says that the UCI should reconsider the three-kilometer rule. Read more...

Alberto Contador: Extensive superficial wounds, no fractures

Tinkoff leader Alberto Contador says that he did not suffer any fractures in Friday's stage 7 crash but did suffer extensive superficial wounds. Read more...

Chris Froome is ready to face the mountains in the Vuelta

Team Sky leader Chris Froome is ready to face the upcoming mountain stages in the Vuelta a España despite the loss of his teammate Michal Kwiatkowski. Read more...

Van Genechten takes victory in Vuelta, Contador crashes

Belgian Jonas Van Genechten of IAM Cycling has won the seventh stage in the Vuelta a España. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) was involved in a last-kilometer crash. Read more...

Luis Leon Sanchez: I thought I was going to win

Luis Leon Sanchez of Astana showed his strength at the end of the fifth stage of the Vuelta and he felt so good that he almost didn't notice that Simon Yates had already won. Read more...

Simon Yates: I timed my attack to perfection

Orica-BikeExchange's Simon Yates launched a powerful attack at the end of the sixth stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España and took the victory. Read more...

Simon Yates victorious in Vuelta a España

Simon Yates of Orica-BikeExchange has won stage six of the Vuelta a España. Race leader Darwin Atapuma of BMC Racing Team keeps the Red Jersey for another day. Read more...

Miguel Angel Lopez abandons the Vuelta a España

Colombian cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez of Astana has abandoned the Vuelta a España, three days after breaking two teeth in a crash. Read more...

Steven Kruijswijk: Apologies mean nothing if safety doesn't improve

Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk says that the apologies offered by the organisation of the Vuelta a España, following his crash in stage 5, has little meaning. Read more...

Vuelta a España organisation apologizes for crash

The organisation of the Vuelta a España has apologized after allowing an obstacle on the road to cause a serious crash in the last kilometers of Wednesday's stage. Read more...

Steven Kruijswijk breaks collarbone in Vuelta crash

Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk has broken his collarbone after crashing into a small pole during the finale of the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España on Wednesday. Read more...

Gianni Meersman wins stage five in Vuelta a España

Gianni Meersman has won the fifth stage in the Vuelta a España, his second in this race. Darwin Atapuma keeps the Red Jersey following a jury decision. Read more...

Lluis Mas out of Vuelta after a post-race fall

Caja Rural rider Lluis Mas has had to abandon the Vuelta a España as result of a crash after the finish of Tuesday's stage 4. Read more...

Darwin Atapuma: It is the best day of my cycling career

Colombian cyclist Darwin Atapuma of BMC Racing Team believes that he should be able to keep the Red Jersey of the Vuelta a España for at least one more day. Read more...

Calmejane: To win a stage is just awesome

French rider Lilian Calmejane of Direct Energie could not hide his excitement after taking the victory in the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España on Tuesday. Read more...

La Vuelta: Stage win for Calmejane, Red Jersey for Atapuma

Frenchman Lilian Calmejane of Direct Energie has won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a España. Darwin Atapuma of BMC Racing Team is the new overall leader. Read more...

Vuelta: Astana's Lopez can continue in the race

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez of Astana suffered a fall at the 2016 Vuelta a España but his medical staff says that he will be able to continue in the race. Read more...

Alberto Contador: Disappointed but hopeful

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador of Tinkoff is disappointed after losing time on the first summit finish in the Vuelta a España, but expects things to improve in the coming days. Read more...

Vuelta: Valverde and Quintana happy as Fernandez takes Red Jersey

Movistar leaders Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana are happy for their teammate Ruben Fernandez, who took the Red Jersey after the third stage of the Vuelta a España. Read more...

Vuelta: Kruijswijk struggles with Olympic health problems

The climbs of the third stage of the Vuelta a España, in which Steven Kruijswijk finished in 53rd position, unveiled some issues with the health of the Dutchman. Read more...

Vuelta leader Ruben Fernandez: I know what is my job

The finish line of the third stage in the 2016 Vuelta a España saw a Ruben Fernandez celebrating his first spot in the General Classification, but the rider knows what is his job. Read more...

Warren Barguil disappointed after abandoning Vuelta

Frenchman Warren Barguil was the first rider to abandon this year's Vuelta a España on Monday. The rider of Giant-Alpecin was reportedly suffering from sinusitis. Read more...

Geniez: I'm extremely happy with this moment

French FDJ rider Alexandre Geniez, who won the third stage in this year's Vuelta a España on Monday, says that he has worked hard to be in a winning shape. Read more...

La Vuelta: Solo win for Geniez, Red Jersey for Fernandez

Alexandre Geniez of FDJ has won the third stage of the Vuelta a España. Movistar's Ruben Fernandez is the new leader in the overall classification. Read more...

Vuelta: Sky not sure of Chris Froome's shape

Team Sky Sports Director Dario Cioni says that the team will take it one day at a time to test the shape of their leader for the Vuelta a España, Chris Froome. Read more...

Vuelta: Kwiatkowski thanks Kennaugh for Red Jersey

Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski has thanked his teammate Pete Kennaugh for giving him the chance to wear the leader's jersey in the 2016 Vuelta a España. Read more...

Vuelta: Gianni Meersman knew victory was coming

Etixx-QuickStep rider Gianni Meersman says that he could feel that the victory was coming, after having won the second stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España on Sunday. Read more...

La Vuelta: Meersman wins stage, Kwiatkowski leads

Gianni Meersman of Etixx-QuickStep has won the second stage in the Vuelta a España ahead of Michael Schwarzmann and Magnus Cort Nielsen. Michal Kwiatkowski takes the overall lead. Read more...

Vuelta a España: Reactions after Team Time Trial

Team Sky won the opening Team Time Trial in the 71st edition of the Vuelta a España and Peter Kennaugh took the first Red Jersey. Here's what people had to say. Read more...

Vuelta a España: TTT victory for Team Sky

Team Sky has won the opening stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España, setting the best time in a Team Time Trial of 27.8 kilometers in Ourense. Peter Kennaugh is the first leader. Read more...

Vuelta a España Start List

View the complete start list of the Vuelta a España 2016, the 71st edition of the Spanish Grand Tour. Read more...

Quintana: Contador is the big favorite for La Vuelta

Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar arrives to the Vuelta a España with renewed energy to do better than in the recent Tour de France. Read more...

Esteban Chaves not sure of his shape ahead of La Vuelta

After his participation in the road race of the Olympic Games, Colombian Esteban Chaves wants to test his shape in the Vuelta a España. Read more...

Froome limits expectations for Vuelta a España

Chris Froome says that he is very motivated for the Vuelta a España but accepts that he is not in the shape he had before the start of the Tour de France. Read more...

Steven Kruijswijk aims for podium in Vuelta a España

Dutch cyclist Steven Kruijswijk of LottoNL-Jumbo aims to finish of the podium of the Vuelta a España after only just missing out on the overall victory in the Giro d'Italia. Read more...

Vuelta: No GC ambitions for Tejay van Garderen

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen is not planning to aim for a high position in the General Classification of the Vuelta a España, which is scheduled to start on Saturday. Read more...

Preview: La Vuelta a España

La Vuelta has its own inherent prominence as one of the three Grand Tours but recently it had been even more stimulating as it has become the scenario of unforgettable battles. Read more...

AG2R-La Mondiale unveils team for Vuelta

French WorldTour team AG2R La Mondiale has announced its team for the upcoming Vuelta a España. The squad will be led by French rider Jean-Christophe Péraud. Read more...

Landa to miss Vuelta a España

Spanish rider Mikel Landa was confirmed in the line-up of Team Sky for the upcoming Vuelta a España but he has withdrawn due to injury. Read more...

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA announce roster for Vuelta

Spanish outfit Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has announced its roster for the 71st edition of the Vuelta a España, which will be the team's fifth consecutive appearance. Read more...

Etixx-Quick Step unveil team for Vuelta a España

Etixx-Quick Step have unveiled their squad for the Vuelta a España. The roster includes versatile riders who will have the objective of taking any opportunity for a victory. Read more...

Tinkoff aims for Contador's fourth victory in Vuelta

The winner of the 2008, 2012 and 2014 editions of the Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador, will lead team Tinkoff with the objective of getting his fourth victory. Read more...

Vuelta 2016: FDJ aims for stage victories

French team FDJ has confirmed its selection for the 2016 Vuelta a España, which is scheduled to start in Ourense on Saturday. Read more...

Lampre-Merida announces line-up for Vuelta

Italian WorldTour team Lampre-Merida has unveiled its roster for the Vuelta a España, which will start on the 20th of August. The squad will be led by South Africa Louis Meintjes. Read more...

Alberto Contador aims to enjoy and win Vuelta

Alberto Contador has had a difficult period since his two falls at the Tour de France that led to his eventual abandon of the race. Now he is ready to face the Vuelta a España. Read more...

Dimension Data announces roster for Vuelta a España

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has announced its line-up for the upcoming Vuelta a España, which is to be led by Spanish rider Omar Fraile. Read more...

Bora-Argon 18 unveils Vuelta a España selection

German team Bora-Argon 18, one of the four Wildcard teams in the upcoming Vuelta a España, has announced its selection for the Spanish race. Read more...

Vuelta: Lopez to lead Astana as Aru skips race

Astana has announced its selection for the upcoming Vuelta a España. Last year's winner Fabio Aru is missing from the list while Miguel Angel Lopez is set to lead the formation. Read more...

Kruijswijk to lead LottoNL-Jumbo at Vuelta

Dutch WorldTour outfit LottoNL-Jumbo is set to field a strong formation for the upcoming Vuelta a España with both Steven Kruijswijk and Robert Gesink making an appearance. Read more...

Esteban Chaves to lead Orica-BikeExchange in Vuelta

Australian WorldTour team Orica-BikeExchange has announced its roster for the upcoming Vuelta a España. Colombian Esteban Chaves is to lead the formation. Read more...

Froome to lead Sky in Vuelta a España

Team Sky has announced its roster for the 71st edition of the Vuelta a España. The formation will be led by Tour de France winner Chris Froome. Read more...

Movistar confirms Valverde and Quintana for Vuelta a España

Spanish UCI WorldTour team Movistar has confirmed the participation of both Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde in the upcoming Vuelta a España. Read more...

Reports: Valverde to ride Vuelta a España

Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde is set to take part in the upcoming Vuelta a España, planning to ride all three Grand Tours in the same year for the first time in his career. Read more...

Trek-Segafredo confirms La Vuelta roster

UCI WorldTour team Trek-Segafredo has announced a very international selection for the Vuelta a España, which is set to start on August 20. Read more...

Direct Energie confirms selection for Vuelta a España

French team Direct Energie, one of the wildcard formations for the upcoming Vuelta a España, has announced its selection for the Spanish Grand Tour. Read more...

Nicolas Roche to miss Vuelta a España

Irish cyclist Nicolas Roche will have to skip the upcoming Vuelta a España after developing a severe bacterial pneumonia while at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read more...

Vuelta a España: BMC confirms roster

BMC has confirmed its roster for the upcoming Vuelta a España. As expected, the team will be led by Samuel Sánchez and Tejay Van Garderen Read more...

Lotto-Soudal announce Vuelta a España selection

Thomas De Gendt and Tosh van der Sande are among the nine Lotto-Soudal riders to have been selected for the upcoming Vuelta a España. Read more...

Vuelta a España: FDJ announces selection

UCI ProTour team FDJ has announced its formation for the upcoming Vuelta a España, seemingly focusing on stage victories. Read more...

Caja Rural-Seguros RGA aims for stage wins in Vuelta a España

Spanish Professional Continental team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA has unveiled its selection for the Vuelta a España, which is set to start on August 20. Read more...

Cofidis confirms selection for Vuelta a España

French team Cofidis has announced its selection for the upcoming Vuelta a España, for which it has received a wildcard. Read more...

Giant-Alpecin announces line-up for La Vuelta

After the success in the last edition of La Vuelta a España, Giant-Alpecin will be back with a line-up lea by Nikias Arndt. Read more...

Contador believes he can win the Vuelta a España

Spaniard Alberto Contador, following his one-second victory in the Vuelta a Burgos, believes that he is continuously improving his shape ahead of the Vuelta a España. Read more...

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