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Race Info, Preview, Live Video, Results, Photos and Highlights

Stage 15 featured bike racing tactics at its best and likely the best Grand Tour stage of the year. More photos posted below. This is the 2016 Vuelta a Espana live dashboard with race info, daily previews, live coverage, results, big photos and highlights.

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Stage 21 Post-Race Coverage



Full Official Stage 21 Results and Final General Classificationlavuelta
Quintana sails to first overall victory in Madridcyclingnews
Five talking points from stage 21 of the Vuelta a Españacyclingweekly
Froome hints at targeting Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double in 2017cyclingnews
Vuelta roundtable: what did Froome learn?velonews
Talansky reaches new heights in Spainvelonews
We'll help van Garderen out of his slump, says Ochowiczcyclingnews
Five things we learned from the Vueltavelonews
After Vuelta win, Quintana signs new Movistar dealvelonews

Women's Madrid Challenge Results and Reportcyclingnews
September 10 update:
Stage 21 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 21 profile, map and timetable.


Stage 20 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 20 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Quintana seals overall victory on Alto de Aitanacyclingnews
Contador wonders why Movistar wouldn’t return favor in Vueltavelonews
Froome unable to dislodge Quintana in Vuelta a Espana finalecyclingnews
Quintana: Winning Vuelta a Espana gives confidence for Tour de Francecyclingnews
Five talking points from stage 20 of the Vuelta a Españacyclingweekly
Chaves celebrates return to Vuelta a Espana podiumcyclingnews
Consistent Felline poised to win points classificationcyclingnews

September 9 update:
Stage 20 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Chris Froome is betting everything on Vuelta a España's final mountain daycyclingweekly
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 20 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 19 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 19 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Vuelta a Espana: Froome wins stage 19 time trialcyclingnews
Sanchez crashes hard in Vuelta TT; Talansky moves upvelonews
Froome blasts back into contention with Vuelta a Espana time trial wincyclingnews
Contador moves onto provisional podium at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Nairo Quintana stays calm despite losing time to Froome in Calpcyclingnews
September 8 update:
Stage 19 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Stage 19 ITT Start Order and Times (CET) — aso
Contador upbeat for crucial Vuelta a Espana time trial testcyclingnews
Quintana hoping to continue momentum in time trialcyclingnews
Can Quintana hang onto Vuelta red through TT and final mountain?velonews
Boswell's first-hand account of how Sky (maybe) lost the Vueltavelonews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 19 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 18 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 18 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Vuelta a Espana: Cort Nielsen wins stage 18cyclingnews
September 7 update:
Stage 18 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Contador refuses to give up on GC at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Farrar: Most of Vuelta a Espana peloton at a breaking pointcyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 18 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 17 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 17 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Mathias Frank wins stage 17cyclingnews
Quintana makes solid Vuelta a Espana defense on Mas de La Costacyclingnews
Contador refuses to give up on GC at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
With another Vuelta stage win, IAM going out in stylevelonews
Tenacious Froome locks onto GC train on Mas de la Costacyclingnews
Chris Froome repels Alberto Contador attack to stay second in Vueltatheguardian
Quintana makes solid Vuelta a Espana defence on Mas de La Costacyclingnews
September 6 update:

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Stage 17 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Contador: Mas de la Costa stage will be one of the toughest of the racecyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 17 profile, map and timetable.

Tuesday is the second and final Rest Day

September 5 update:
Index to Big Photos from Stages 1-16 sirotti/flockton/aso
Froome: I'm not just going to give up on Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Sky hoping for Vuelta rebound, but it may be too latevelonews
Simon Yates expects hard-fought final weekcyclingnews
Quintana: My rivals are still racing to win the Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Vuelta roundtable: Nairo's attack, Sky is fallingvelonews
Froome ready to scrap for time at Vueltavelonews
Rest Day Thread: Coming of Age in Spainpodiumcafe
Rest day 2 Podcast (26:33 English)cyclingnews
Chris Froome says 93 riders outside the Vuelta time cut should have been eliminatedcyclingweekly
more to come...

Stage 16 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 16 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Drucker wins stage 16cyclingnews
September 4 update:
Stage 16 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 16 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 15 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 15 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Brambilla out-sprints Nairo Quintana to win stage 15cyclingnews
Chris Froome loses 2min 43sec to Nairo Quintanaskysports
Five talking points from stage 15 of the Vuelta a Españacyclingweekly
Contador launches decisive move on the road to Formigalcyclingnews
Quintana and Contador leave Vuelta stage 15 satisfied after successful alliancecyclingweekly
Team Sky reflect on disastrous stage 15cyclingnews
Quintana's gutsy breakaway move pays offvelonews
Froome vows to keep on fighting after stage 15 disastercyclingnews
September 3 update:
Stage 15 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 15 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 14 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 14 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Gesink wins stage 14 atop Col d'Aubisquecyclingnews
Gesink celebrates first-ever Grand Tour win in Vueltacyclingnews
Nairo Quintana: I gave all I had to try and drop Froomecyclingweekly
Quintana fails to crack Froome in stage 14velonews
Nairo Quintana promises more battles aheadcyclingnews
Vuelta queen stage 'one of the hardest' Grand Tour days for Team Skycyclingweekly
Yates lights up Vuelta GC battle with long-range attackvelonews
Valverde out of GC battle after losing ten minutescyclingnews
Simon Yates climbs to fourth with long-distance attack at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Vuelta tourist Gesink gets his elusive grand tour winvelonews
Valverde out of GC battle after losing ten minutescyclingnews

September 2 update:
Stage 14 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Key Vuelta a Espana showdown on the Aubisque on Saturday - Previewcyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 14 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 13 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 13 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Valerio Conti wins stage 13cyclingnews
Valerio Conti wins Stage 13 half an hour ahead of pelotoncyclingweekly
Quintana defends peloton's slow march across Basque Countrycyclingnews
Conti takes breakthrough stage victory in Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Peloton's siesta mode angers some Vuelta punditsvelonews
Indurain visits Vuelta a Espana in home region of Navarrecyclingnews
September 1 update:
Stage 13 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 13 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 12 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 12 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Keukeleire wins stage 12 in Bilbaocyclingnews
Orica-BikeExchange celebrate second 2016 Vuelta a Espana stage wincyclingnews
Quintana: No quiet days in the Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Contador takes his chances on the road to Bilbaocyclingnews
August 31 update:
Stage 12 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Vuelta Roundtable: Can Quintana hold on?velonews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 12 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 11 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 11 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Froome wins stage 11cyclingnews
Chris Froome wins stage 11 of Vuelta a España to move into secondtheguardian
Talansky looking forward to Vuelta's tough second halfvelonews
Chaves misses out on Vuelta a Espana stage win despite brave attackcyclingnews
Quintana takes it steady after losing mountain duelcyclingnews
Esteban Chaves: 'When Quintana went past, all I felt was pain'cyclingweekly
August 30 update:
Stage 11 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 11 profile, map and timetable.

Tuesday is the first rest day

August 30 update:
Index to Big Photos from Stages 1-10 sirotti/flockton/aso
Quintana calls for power meters to be banned from racingcyclingnews
Defiant Contador vows to go down swinging, takes swipe at sprint rulesvelonews
How the GC contenders fared at Lagos de Covadongacyclingnews
Chris Froome relishes more battles with in-form Nairo Quintanacyclingweekly
Contador vows to fight on in Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Chris Froome relishes more battles with in-form Nairo Quintanacyclingweekly
Alberto Contador admits his Vuelta a España chances are almost overcyclingweekly

Stage 10 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 10 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Nairo Quintana wins stage 10cyclingnews
Gesink on track for strong second half of Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Nairo Quintana takes lead with lone win in Covadongacyclingnews
Froome remains in Vuelta a Espana contention with dramatic bounce backcyclingnews
Contador struggles on Covadonga to remain in contention at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
How the GC contenders fared at Lagos de Covadongacyclingnews
Fraile rides breakaway to take Vuelta mountains jerseycyclingnews

August 28 update:
Stage 10 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Lagos de Covadonga Summit Finish from the 2014 Vuelta St 15sirotti/flockton
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 10 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 9 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 9 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
De la Cruz wins on the Alto del Narancocyclingnews
Victory in Vuelta a Espana a massive first for De La Cruzcyclingnews
Movistar unconcerned with losing Vuelta a Espana leadcyclingnews
St.9: Stage And Overall For De La Cruz!pezcyclingnews
Contador continues recovery for second day in Vuelta a Españacyclingnews
August 27 update:
Stage 9 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 9 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 8 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 8 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Lagutin wins atop Alto de la Camperonacyclingnews
Quintana roars to life in first GC throw downvelonews
Froome battles through Vuelta a Espana's tough mountain finishcyclingnews
Contador: I thought I was going to abandon the Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana prepared for two more weeks of Vuelta battlescyclingweekly
Lagutin completes Katusha's Grand Tour hat trickcyclingnews
August 26 update:
Stage 8 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Chris Froome: 'I'm looking forward to the business end of the Vuelta'cyclingweekly
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 8 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 7 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 7 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Van Genechten wins stage 7cyclingnews
Froome ready for mountains in Vuelta a Espana, but Team Sky lose Kwiatkowskicyclingnews
Alberto Contador furious after crashing late in Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Contador hits deck ahead of key mountain stagesvelonews
Alberto Contador's Vuelta in trouble after another Grand Tour smashcyclingweekly
August 25 update:
Stage 7 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 7 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 6 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 6 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Yates win in Luintracyclingnews
Simon Yates solos to victory on Vuelta a España stage sixcyclingweekly
Simon Yates claims first Vuelta a Espana stage win for British rider since 2012cyclingnews
Contador: Today's Vuelta a Espana stage was for the GC riderscyclingnews
Frank comes close to his biggest ever career victorycyclingnews
Five talking points from stage six of the Vuelta a Españacyclingweekly
After four-month ban, Simon Yates strikes at the Vueltavelonews
August 24 update:
Stage 6 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 6 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 5 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Meersman wins stage 5 in Lugocyclingnews
Stage 5 finish line quotescyclingnews
Kruijswijk crashes out of Vueltavelonews
Crashes shake stage 5 finishcyclingnews
Contador evades crash, remains uncertain about formcyclingtips
Atapuma has 'no idea' how long he can keep Vuelta a Espana leadcyclingnews
August 23 update:
Stage 5 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 4 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Calmejane wins atop San Andre de Teixidocyclingnews
Contador back on track in second Vuelta a Espana summit finishcyclingnews
Gerrans on recovery trail from Tour injury in Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Froome 'will not turn down' opportunities for Vuelta a Espana leadcyclingnews
Atapuma misses out on stage win but claims overall leadcyclingnews
Chaves holds fourth overallcyclingnews
Calmejane makes his mark on debut Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Dislocated hip for Mas Bonet in post-stage crashcyclingnews

August 22 update:
Stage 4 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Contador: The Vuelta isn't over for me by any meanscyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable.


Stage 3 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 3 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Geniez wins on Mirador de Ézarocyclingnews
Geniez turns season around with stage wincyclingnews
Vuelta stage 3's winners and losersvelonews
Chris Froome: Rivals 'got carried away and paid the price' on brutal Vuelta climbcyclingweekly
Chaves shows form on Mirador de Ezaro finishcyclingnews
Barguil first Vuelta a Espana abandoncyclingnews
Meintjes pleased with tough first weekcyclingnews

Mirador de Ezaro. That's the steepest climb I have ever seen. But what a view at the top! #LV2016 stage 3 @Eurosport pic.twitter.com/vTvALVgxiD

— LAURENCE SCHIRRECKER (@ESPCyclingQueen) August 22, 2016
August 21 update:
Stage 3 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Is Monday's summit finish the Vuelta a Espana's steepest ever?cyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 3 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage


Full Official Stage 2 Results and General Classificationlavuelta
Meersman wins Vuelta's second stagecyclingnews
Michal Kwiatkowski takes overall lead as Gianni Meersman winscyclingweekly
Meersman takes advantage of top sprinters' absence to claim Vuelta a Espana stagecyclingnews
August 20 update:
Stage 2 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Carthy playing it by ear in Grand Tour debut at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 2 profile, map and timetable.

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage


Stage 1 TTT Results
1	Team Sky            30:37	 
2	Movistar
3	Orica-BikeExchange +    6	 
4	BMC Racing Team    +    7	 
5	Etixx-QuickStep    +   22	 
6	LottoNL-Jumbo      +   27	 
7	Trek-Segafredo     +   50	 
8	Cannondale         +   52	 
9	Tinkoff	 	 
10	Bora-Argon 18      +   57	 
11	Astana Pro Team    +   58	 
12	FDJ                + 1:05	 
13	IAM Cycling        + 1:13	 
14	Katusha            + 1:17	 
15	Dimension Data	 	 
16	Lotto Soudal       + 1:27	 
17	Cofidis            + 1:34	 
18	Caja Rural         + 1:36	 
19	Ag2r-La Mondiale   + 1:48	 
20	Giant-Alpecin      + 1:50	 
21	Direct Energie     + 1:55	 
22	Lampre-Merida      + 2:09

General Classification after Stage 1
1  Peter Kennaugh (GBr/Team Sky)
Team Sky win team time trialcyclingnews
Britain's Peter Kennaugh into leader's jersey as Team Sky win opening TTTcyclingweekly
Kennaugh gains first Grand Tour lead of career in Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
St1: First Blood To Sky!pezcyclingnews
Froome delighted with strong start for Team Sky in Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Contador loses early ground in Vuelta a Espana team time trialcyclingnews


August 18 update:
Stage 1 Preview with Favoritesciclismointernacional
Stage 1 TTT Start Order and Times (CET) — aso
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 1 profile, map and timetable.


2016 Vuelta a España Preview

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— Sporza Wielrennen (@sporza_koers) August 19, 2016
August 19 update:
Who's favourite for the Vuelta? Quintana and Contador say each othercyclingweekly
Chaves dismisses pressure ahead of Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
No limit on Kruijswijk's ambition at Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews

August 18 update:
Teams Presentation Photoscyclingnews
Official Startlist w/ Bib Numberssteephill.tv
Favourites' form unknown, says Sir Dave Brailsfordskysports

August 17 update:
Vuelta'16: PEZ Previewpezcyclingnews
Alberto Contador: The Vuelta a España is not revenge for the Tour de Francecyclingweekly

August 16 update:
Preview - how brightly will the stars shine?cyclingnews
Chris Froome faces trial of strength in Vuelta a Españatheguardian
Contador aiming for victory at the Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews
Hugh Carthy to make Grand Tour debut at Vuelta a Espanaroadcyclinguk

August 11 update:
Froome 'very likely' to race star-studded Vueltavelonews
Vuelta a Espana: van Garderen, Sanchez, Gilbert in, Phinney outcyclingnews

July 29 update:
Froome, Contador, Quintana set the stage for another memorable Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews

July 26 update:
Froome to race Vuelta a Espanacyclingnews

July 24 update:
Rio is Froome's next big goal, Vuelta maybe, Giro unlikelyvelonews

July 21 update:
Alberto Contador to ride Vuelta a España, Nairo Quintana as well?cyclingweekly

May 3 update:
Vuelta a Espana 2016 teams announcedcyclingnews

March 21 update:
Vuelta boss: Shorter race absolutely impossiblevelonews

January 10 update:
Vuelta a Espana 2016 race route revealedcyclingnews
Mountaintop finishes aplenty for 2016 Vueltavelonews
Contador leaves door open for Vuelta in final seasonvelonews

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August 17 update: A work in progress for 2016 Vuelta a España live and delayed coverage. Most live feeds will be country restricted, but unrestricted links will appear in bold. Check back at race time for more links. Feel free to send in additional sources for live video, tv coverage or text updates/tickers as they become known. — Steve

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