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The riders will be thrilled that the first 120 kilometres of today’s stage is pan flat. They may not be so happy with what comes afterwards. Stage 9 of La Vuelta a Espana once again provides a hilltop finish, the hardest one to date thus far.

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After the first summit finish of the 2015 la Vuelta a Espana yesterday, Stage 8 sees the riders go on a course designed for the puncheurs, 182.5km from Puebla de Done Fadrique to Murcia. Join The Roar from 11:15pm (AEST) for live race updates.

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The past two days have seen either hilltop or mountain finishes. Today though is a little easier, but the double ascent of the third category climb of Alto de la Cresta del Gallo will make the 182 kilometres of Stage 8 extremely intriguing.

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Stage Results: In the first mountain top finish of the 2015 La Vuelta a Espana, it was Bert Jan Linderman (Lotto NL – Jumbo) who outlasted his fellow breakaway companions and the fast moving general classification men to take the win atop of the Alto de Capileira on Stage 7.

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Loren Rowney has capped the Australian domination of the Trophee d’Or Feminin cycling race, with compatriot and teammate Rachel Neylan claiming the overall title.

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Stage Results: Stage 6 in the 2015 La Vuelta a Espana, which was another uphill stage saw Esteban Chaves (Orica GreenEDGE) once again reign supreme and take back the red jersey from Tom Dumoulin (Giant – Alpecin).

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Stage Results: The second sprint finish in Alcala de Guadaira saw Caleb Ewan (Orica GreenEDGE) prevail in a difficult uphill drag to the line on Stage 5 of La Vuelta a Espana.

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Race Results: A predominantly flat day for the riders on was lit up in the final few kilometres as Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) outsprinted the rest to take the win on Stage 4 of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana.

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Winning the 2015 US Pro Challenge is the latest highlight in a breakout year for Rohan Dennis.

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Stage Results: The city of Malaga was the scene for the first sprint finish of this year’s edition of La Vuelta, with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff – Saxo) reigning supreme once again on Spanish spoil. The riders, 193 of them in fact after Marcus Burghardt (BMC) failed to start today in the town of Mijas would […]

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The good news story to come out of Stage 2 of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana was Esteban Chavez (Orica-GreenEDGE) riding away with the stage win on the hilly finish and taking the red leader’s jersey, however it’s not what the stage will be remembered for.

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Stage Results: BMC Racing have won stage one of the 2015 Vuelta a Espana by less than a second to Tinkoff Saxo and then Orica GreenEDGE.

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After the complete farce which was Stage 1, today’s test gets us back to some form of normality.

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The third and final Grand Tour of the year, la Vuelta a Espana, starts as the 2015 Tour de France did, with a test against the clock. Today’s stage though, 7.4 kilometres between Puerto Banús and Marbella, is a team time trial, and one of the shortest in memory.

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Covering a small stage race in northern Norway has its perks – such as shacking up with a top team’s sporting director during the decisive day’s action.

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Over both the 2013 and ’14 seasons, Marcel Kittel dominated flat sprint finishes. This year has been a different story, as the German has suffered from illness and only ridden 29 race days.

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For the past two years, some of cycling’s best racers have battled it out in some of the world’s most extreme weather conditions.

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Both Astana and Movistar head into the final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a Espana, with many cards to play in terms of the general classification. Is this a blessing or an avoidable complication? It can work both ways.

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MTN-Qhubeka cyclist Matt Brammeier was hospitalised during Stage 6 of the Tour of Utah after a horrific crash that involved another team’s car.

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Race Result: The final stage has been run and won, and today, it was Australian Lachlan Norris from Drapac who took a fabulous win in a two-up sprint with BMC’s Brent Bookwalter.

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