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                    [Title] => Vuelta Vuelta
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The 2015 Vuelta a Espana is now on its second week, and being the poor sibling of its more prestigious siblings, the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, its the sort of last a last chance saloon to redeem the status of a superstar for the year, especially if a superstar (Vincenzo Nibali, e.g.) had nothing to show for this year.

[DatePublished] => 2015-08-30 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1481483 [Title] => The what ifs [Summary] =>

It was an amazing tale of two riders, one that started out so fast and lost a bit of mojo near the end, and the other rider who started slow, made a few mistakes but got stronger in the end.

[DatePublished] => 2015-07-26 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1417359 [Title] => Would you leave your car for this hybrid? [Summary] =>

Back when I had an office in Makati, I rode my bike to and from work on my car’s “coding” days.

[DatePublished] => 2015-01-28 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133604 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1125037 [AuthorName] => Andy Leuterio [SectionName] => Motoring [SectionUrl] => motoring [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/business/motoring/20150128/hybrid-bike-3.jpg ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1379664 [Title] => Rosa [Summary] =>

Traditionally, pink is a color associated with sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, the feminine, and the romantic.But for me, the color is associated with pain, suffering and courage to rise above it all.

[DatePublished] => 2014-10-13 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1369296 [Title] => Questions answered [Summary] =>

The 2014 Vuelta a España consist of  21 stages, yet, on the eve of stage 20, it was still touch and go at least to the overall leadership, going into the final stage, a 9.7km individual time trial.

[DatePublished] => 2014-09-15 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1366733 [Title] => Who’ll own the 2014 Vuelta a España? [Summary] =>

This year is not a good year for the contenders of the Grand Tours. 2013 Vuelta a España Champion Chris Horner was hit by a car during training.

[DatePublished] => 2014-09-08 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1358903 [Title] => 2014 VueltaaEspana: Second chance [Summary] =>

Not a lot of cycling fans enjoyed the Tour de France the moment race favorite Brit Chris Froome got off his Pinarello during stage 5 as a result of (what was to be revealed later) a broken wrist.

[DatePublished] => 2014-08-18 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1351223 [Title] => The King is dead, long live the King! [Summary] =>

With the results of the final stage unlikely to change the final overall and other classifications, I have to admit that this is the strangest of all Tour de France’s that I have watched.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-28 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1420521 [AuthorName] => Jose Vicente Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1346852 [Title] => Nibali reigns in Tour’s 10th leg [Summary] =>

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali stamped his dominance on the Tour de France by winning the 10th stage in the Vosges mountains on Monday – shortly after his biggest rival for the title, two-time champion Alberto Contador, crashed out due to injury.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1344996 [Title] => Shark infested waters [Summary] =>

Stage 5 was either a classic or a carnage, depending on your view. It was a stage that was not suited for a grand tour rider but a specialist like Fabian Cancellara or a Tom Boonen.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-11 03:37:31 [ColumnID] => 136083 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) ) )
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