Cycling

Yates unsure of Vuelta defence

Vuelta a Espana champion Simon Yates says he is undecided about whether to defend his title in 2019. Organisers unveiled the full details of the 3,272km route in Alicante on Wednesday, including 59 climbs; 13 more than in this year’s race. Yates, 26, has already committed to building his season around the Giro d’Italia in ...

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Vuelta 2019 route revealed

La Vuelta a Espana will present riders with another mountainous challenge in 2019 after the route was revealed. La Vuelta will begin in the town of Las Salinas de Torrevieja, a Natural Park in the south of the province of Alicante, on August 24 and finish in Madrid on September 15, with 3,272-kilometres of racing in between. Riders will have ...

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Quintana to lead Movistar's Tour bid

Nairo Quintana will lead the Movistar team at the 2019 Tour de France, team director Eusebio Unzue has revealed. Quintana, who has won both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, was co-leader of Movistar along with world champion Alejandro Valverde, 38, and the Spanish climber Mikal Landa at the 2018 Tour. But in 2019 he will be the ...

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