Tim Wellens recorded a magnificent victory at the Grand Prix de Montréal, though unfortunately we didn’t get to see much of it. Biblical rain wiped out the vast majority of television coverage from the second Canadian race of the weekend, and it was only thanks to the finish line’s static camera that we got to see him outsprinting Adam Yates to take the biggest one-day win of his career.
Having won nine times in his previous two Vuelta participations, John Degenkolb had to wait until the final stage this year to record his first victory, ensuring his Giant-Alpecin team finished on a high on the streets of Madrid after the disappointment of Tom Dumoulin losing red and sliding off the final podium altogether yesterday.
The 2015 Tour of Britain was really a tale of four Sky riders: two current, two former. Wout Poels and Edvald Boasson Hagen duked it out for overall victory for most of the week, with Boasson Hagen emerging triumphant. Meanwhile Elia Viviani won three times as Mark Cavendish failed to add to his ten career victories in this race.