For the second year in a row, Philippe Gilbert claimed his first win of the year at the Vuelta after a long wait. While he imposed himself in Barcelona on August 26 last year, he put an end to the drought on September 5 this time around. Once again, it happened in Catalunya. The Belgian world champion preceded Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) and Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre-Merida) in a slightly uphill finale.
Philippe Gilbert der Sieger der 12. Etappe
Vuelta 12. Etappe: Weltmeister wieder auf der Siegerstrasse weiterlesen
Czech former cyclo-cross super star Zdenek Stybar, 27, claimed the first stage win of his second career as a road rider in a Grand Tour. He outsprinted world champion Philippe Gilbert of BMC on the finishing line of stage 7 at Mairena del Aljarafe. The day after Tony Martin’s cruel loss in Caceres, it was another thrilling finale ending with one more disappointment for Sprinters.
Vuelta 7.Etappe: Zdenek Stybar entpuppt sich als ein Sprinter Albtraum weiterlesen
Cancellara ruins Martin’s one-man show, Morkov surges
Michael Morkov wins
Stage 6 of the 2013 Vuelta a España from Guijuelo to Caceres was expected by many to being boring but it came down to an intense suspense and a marvelous spectacle instead. Vuelta 6.Etappe: Michael Morkov holt sich den Sieg, Vincenzo Nibali bleibt Gesamtführender weiterlesen