Movistar’s Nairo Quintana took the leader’s jersey on a controversial stage two finish from team-mate Ion Izagirre and kept a firm grip on it throughout the rest of the race turning in solid performances to maintain his position ahead of runner-up Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and third-placed Izagirre. This race concludes a successful early season for the Colombian who will be only too aware that three of the previous five winners went on to claim the maillot jaune in July.
Daily Archives: May 1, 2016
Final KM: Tour de Romandie St4, Tour de Yorkshire St2 and Women’s race
The Tour de Yorkshire pelotons served up a Double Dutch sprint fest in Doncaster, although technical issues left us with nowt but tantalising glimpses of the action. Over in Switzerland we were treated to a scintillating, if soggy, Tour de Romandie queen stage.