Rubiano’s breakaway 500mt shy of Vuelta stage win

Nail-biting finale in Lleida: Miguel reeled in next to the finish, Duque tenth in the sprint edged by Van Poppel “Trying and trying again, our day will come in the end.” Colombia-Coldeportes’ Sports Director Valerio Tebaldi sounds confident at the end of Vuelta a Espana’s stage 12 (Escaldes– Lleida, 173 km), where Miguel Angel Rubiano fought with pride and determination, nurturing the dream of a stage win until 500 metres to go. It is there that the peloton finally succeeded in its chasing effort, launching the sprint won by Danny Van Poppel (Trek) over Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEDGE) and Tosh Van...

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Rodolfo Torres grabs top-15 in Vuelta a Espana queen stage

The Colombian finishes thirteenth in memorable stage It might take years before the Vuelta a Espana lives another stage as tough as the one of today, Wednesday September 2nd, through the 138 km from Andorra La Vella to Cortals d’Encamp. Five categorized climbs and a 5.500-meter overall altitude proved an extreme test for the riders, even putting some of the favorites on the back foot. It was a night of celebration for Astana, who took the stage with Mikel Landa out of the breakaway, and conquered the leader’s jersey with Fabio Aru, runner-up on the day. Colombia-Coldeportes’ Rodolfo Torres was...

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A rest day to restart in full strength

No opportunity for breaks at the Vuelta. Tebaldi: “The rest day will help us restoring health and energies” Stage ten of the Vuelta a España (Valencia-Castellon, 146 km) seemed poised to be won from a break. Instead, once again the many attempts to get clear from the bunch were unsuccessful, so the day ended up with a sprint, won from a group of around 60 riders by Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka), ahead of John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar). The riders of Team Colombia-Coldeportes tried more than once to go into a breakaway: Carlos Julian Quintero and Rodolfo Torres...

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