Vuelta stage 13: Warren Barguil escapes to take first pro victory

Stage 13: Valls to Castelldefels, 169km

It was a glorious day for Argos-Shimano neo-pro Warren Barguil, who took his first professional victory and immediately asserted himself as the new darling of French cycling. He escaped from a strong ten-man breakaway to take a solo victory, while Vincenzo Nibali held on to the leader’s jersey.
Continue reading

Who is Warren Barguil?

We all love it when the day’s breakaway succeeds to fight it out at the finish, don’t we? Not least because it’s often a rare opportunity for one of the lesser-known names in the peloton to grab their moment with both hands and taste the kind of glory that can launch a burgeoning career or add a full stop to a veteran’s palmares. Stage 13 winner Warren Barguil falls very much into the former category.
Continue reading