The 2015 Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) was the 70th edition of the
three-week race, one of cycling's Grand Tours. The 3,358.1-kilometre
(2,086.6 mi) race included 21 stages, from Marbella on 22 August to
Madrid on 13 September. Astana Pro Team's Fabio Aru (pictured) won the
race, with Joaquim Rodríguez (Team Katusha) second and Rafał Majka
(Tinkoff–Saxo) third. The early leaders were Esteban Chaves
(Orica–GreenEDGE) and Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant–Alpecin). Aru took
over the lead in Andorra following Stage 11, and kept it for five stages
through the mountains of northern Spain before losing it to Rodríguez
on Stage 16. Dumoulin retook the lead on Stage 17, but was dropped by
Aru in the next-to-last stage, falling to sixth place overall. It was
Aru's first Grand Tour victory. The points classification, decided
during the final stage, was won by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team),
while Rodriguez won the combination classification. The mountains
classification was won by Omar Fraile (Caja Rural–Seguros RGA).
Dumoulin won the combativity award, while Movistar won the team prize.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Vuelta_a_Espa%C3%B1a>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Lancastrian forces under Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond,
defeated Yorkist forces under Richard III of England at the Battle of
Bosworth Field, decisively ending the Wars of the Roses.
The yacht America won the Cup of One Hundred Sovereigns race
(trophy pictured), later renamed the America's Cup, near the Isle of
Japan annexed Korea with the signing of the Japan–Korea
Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that
lasted until the end of World War II.
Ida Siekmann jumped from a window in her tenement building
trying to flee to West Berlin, becoming the first person to die at the
A Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed at an airshow at Shoreham-by-
Sea, United Kingdom, killing eleven people.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(idiomatic, also attributive) A journalist or pundit, especially one on
television, who presents or discusses issues of the day.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I learned from my dad that when you walk in front of an audience,
they are the kings and queens, and you’re but the jester — and if
you don’t think that way, you’re going to get very, very conceited.
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