Queen stage at both races. Leader’s jersey changing shoulders again. Not going to lie – it was tough. Let’s get down to it.
Tour de Suisse, Stage Seven, Arbon to Sölden 224.3km
Tejay van Garderen (BMC) threw off the disappointment of yesterday to capture a glorious solo victory on the Queen stage. The American attacked with under 5km to go on the fearsome Rettenbachferner climb and was simply too strong for others to follow. Miguel Lopez (Astana) just pipped Giant Alpecin’s Warren Barguil for 2nd place. With Wilco Kelderman dropped on the brutal climb, Barguil claims the lead by 21secs from Lopez and 24secs from Andrew Talansky (Cannondale).
Highlights (in French because Eurosport did not have the stage due to Tennis #grrr)…
That’s the face of a man wearing his very first leader’s jersey #WAWA
Celebratory wheelie for the last man standing from the break
Aviva Womens Tour, Stage Three, Ashbourne to Chesterfield, 109.6km
Four riders broke away from the peloton to battle for victory on a tough parcours, and claim all the steps on the GC podium. Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) stamped her authority on the race by winning the stage and taking the overall lead. The World Champion came over the line ahead of Ashleigh Moolman (Cervelo-Bigla) and Wiggle-High5’s Elisa Longo Borghini, and now holds 5secs and 7secs over them both respectively.
Lizzie’s tribute at the moment of victory..
Featured Image: Tejay and the cheese. Image: © Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images