Majestic Martin goes from heaven to seven at Vuelta

Tim - you're right. Hats off to Morkov, but it's like he's stolen sweets from a child. It would have gone down as one of the greatest solo rides in Vuelta history has he held on - as it is, it will be a mere footnote. Although, given the response, Morkov's win could well be forgotten quicker than Martin's exploits. Horace - yeah, sorry about that, you're right, it was the red polka dots and not the blue ones. The point remains the same - Morkov isn't exactly renowned for his sprinting, which made the finale all the more bizarre. There aren't enough chapeaux to go round for Tony!!

30 Aug 2013
Five reasons to be excited about the Vuelta

Orica-GreenEdge's sprint options look to be different than I had initially expected: Allan Davis is not going to Spain, instead the in-form Michael Matthews has got the nod, and will form an interesting sprint duo with Leigh Howard. Together, they make a far better combo than Davis on his own. Should be exciting to watch.

16 Aug 2013
Matthews, Weening and Keukeleire give Orica-GreenEdge a boost

CORRECTIONS: Many apologies, a few things to highlight - Michael Albasini won the Volta a Catalunya last year, so that was two stage race victories for GreenEdge. My bad. And also, there will be no Australian team in the Tour of Britain this summer... (abject humiliation in the cricket is clearly enough). Sorry about those - and thanks to @PelotonWatch for pointing them out.

9 Aug 2013
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