That Boy Phinney’s fabulous stage win in last week’s Tour de Pologne was just the tonic we needed after a fortnight of revelations that left a lot of cycling fans feeling jaded and angry. Our hero listened to his gut and took a flier off the front and rode with heart all the way to the finish. The peloton? They failed to catch him by a blink of the eye – thank God!
Taylor Phinney pulled off one of the most nail-biting wins of the season in Poland as Pieter Weening took overall victory, while Tony Gallopin galloped away in San Sebastian. Meanwhile Kathi enjoyed a day in the sun at the RideLondon Classic. It was almost enough to make us forget about the McQuaid Manoeuvre. Almost.
We also take a look forward to some great racing on both sides of the Atlantic over the next few weeks and talk about how we can continue to enjoy and support the sport towards a doping-free future.