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                    [ArticleID] => 1494315
                    [Title] => Vuelta Vuelta
                    [Summary] => 

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] => 1481655 [Title] => Tour De France title walang kawala kay Froome [Summary] =>

Sa likod ng mga akusasyon ng paggamit ng bawal na gamot, pandaraya at mabuhusan ng ihi, napagtagum-payan ng British rider na si Chris Froome sa ikalawang pagkakataon ang Tour de France at hindi niya maipaliwanag ang tuwang kanyang nararamdaman.

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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] => ) [3] => 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] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1346797 [Title] => Chaos [Summary] =>

I think that in the history of the Tour de France has never seen two top contenders,Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, retire from the race.

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-16 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 136083 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [5] => 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.

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Stage 8 was probably the most difficult stage for this years Tour.

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As far as I’m concerned, there are only three- Defending champion Chris Froome (Sky), former champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana).

[DatePublished] => 2014-07-07 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1435501 [AuthorName] => JV Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1319580 [Title] => Are the Classics boring? [Summary] =>

The 2014 Classic season ended two weeks ago with Aussie Simon Gerrans winning Liege-Bastogne-Liege, a.k.a “La Doyenne,”  the oldest of all the Classics.

[DatePublished] => 2014-05-05 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1133913 [AuthorName] => Araneta Allez [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1316996 [Title] => Mayana, the highest paved road in Bohol [Summary] =>

During Holy Thursday, I joined a group including Tagbilaran City Councilor Butchie Zamora, Pio Castro III, Jemuel Madanguit, Michael Sague and 8 audacious sold who rode the highest paved climb in Bohol.

[DatePublished] => 2014-04-28 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133418 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1133909 [AuthorName] => Araneta [SectionName] => Freeman Cebu Sports [SectionUrl] => cebu-sports [URL] => ) ) )
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