Michal Kwiatkowski exploded away from Peter Sagan on the steep streets of Siena to upset the odds and take Strade Bianche glory. The Pole was red-hot on the white Tuscan roads in taking the biggest one-day victory of his young career.
Tabriz Petrochemical’s Mirsamad Pourseyedi Golakhour won the Tour de Langkawi’s queen stage and with it the overall, but the race was dominated by a pair of king B’s: Belkin’s Theo Bos, who won four stages, and Synergy Baku’s Matt Brammeier, who was a fixture in the daily breakaways and claimed the king of the mountains jersey.
After a six-week hiatus, the 2014 UCI WorldTour resumes tomorrow with the 72nd edition of Paris-Nice, the traditional ‘race to the sun’ which is often the first indicator of form for GC riders. Here’s a quick preview of what to expect.