“I go to the North Pole, they make me a nice ice palace track”
When will Fabian Cancellara make his decision of when and where to go for his Hour Record attempt this year? Rumours were rife last week that it would be 3 August in Mexico. When asked if this was true, the Swiss tease reeled out a quote in the true spirit of Fabianese. “It’s in the air and the stars.”
Chris Froome got his 2014 campaign off to a winning start in Oman, defending his crown from last year. He won atop Green Mountain on stage five, opening up an unassailable advantage over nearest rivals Tejay van Garderen and Rigoberto Uran.
Alejandro Valverde won the first three stages en route to his third consecutive victory at the 60th edition of the Vuelta a Andalucia-Ruta del Sol ahead of Richie Porte. However, this was as much a battle between Movistar and Sky as it was between Valverde and Porte, with the Spanish squad drawing first blood in what promises to be a season-long tussle at major stage races throughout 2014.