Joaquim Rodriguez retained his title and effectively secured the UCI number one rider ranking for the second year running (his third in total) to compensate for last Sunday’s bitter disappointment in the World Championships road race. Compatriot Alejandro Valverde and Rafal Majka followed him home.
One of the gents of cycling, Marco Pinotti, announced earlier this week that he is retiring at the end of this season. Truly one of the sport’s good guys and a great rider, we’ll miss him both for his presence in the peloton and his uncompromising anti-doping stance. Continue reading