It’s October, the nights are drawing in, and the beautiful Race of the Falling Leaves is a but a fond memory. This can only mean one thing. Yes the Tour of Beijing is upon us, and with it the official end of the WorldTour race calendar.
We’ve got the whole world in this podcast – or rather, all the Worlds. We review the championships from the BMC win of the team time trial to Bradley Wiggins‘ TT gold to Michal Kwiatkowski‘s brilliant taking of the road race rainbow. We also review an exciting, panda-free, finish of the season’s fifth and final Monument, Il Lombardia.
Dan Martin timed his winning attack to perfection, coming like a speeding train from the back of the leading riders with 450 metres to go and catching them unaware to take a well-deserved victory without a panda in sight, as he did at Liege-Bastogne-Liege last year. The seemingly eternal bridesmaid Alejandro Valverde was second and former world champion Rui Costa finished third.