Alberto Bettiol lead the Italians and Iván Cortina García heads up Spain as both nations race Sunday in the unfamiliar role as outsiders in the elite men's road race.
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Andorra joins Spain in banning cycling during crisis, while pros can still ride in Italy, but often to nasty looks and rude comments
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MARCA reports that local prosecutors are looking into 2009-10, the latter years of the Armstrong era
After a first glimpse at the world's website, it seems the courses for the road race and the time trial do not break any new ground
Once a major force across Europe, Spanish cycling is a shadow of its former glorious self in the 1980s and 1990s.
A midsized city, the regional government and private donations are expected to underwrite the $15 million event
Facing skyrocketing unemployment and austerity measures, the government threatens to halve its financial support for sport agencies
Doping in Spanish sport is a hot topic In the wake of Contador's ban
The Tour champion's Astana squad leads the team standings while Spain tops the national rankings.