The leader’s jersey switched shoulders yet again in Switzerland as the time trial wrought havoc amongst the GC riders. It wasn’t any easier over at the Women’s Tour of Britain either. In fact both races were packed with thrills and surprises – which is just the way we like them!
Tour de Suisse, Stage Eight, Davos to Davos, ITT, 16.8km
Movistar’s Ion Izagirre blazed around the Davos course to take stage victory and leap to third place overall. The surprise came in the form of Miguel Lopez (Astana) who not only relegated Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) to third, but also grabbed himself the leader’s jersey in the process. With a mountainous final stage Lopez has Izagirre, Andrew Talansky (Cannondale) and Giant Alpecin’s Warren Barguil all within 18secs. Don’t miss it!
Highlights (longer ones here)
The perfect fairytale ending just wasn’t to be for Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo).
They’re getting younger and younger! 22 year old Miguel Lopez in the lead.
Aviva Women’s Tour, Stage Four, Nottingham to Stoke On Trent, 119.km
Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv) took a gutsy victory on the tough uphill drag to the finish. Leah Kirchmann (Liv Plantur) and Wiggle-High5’s Emma Johansson rounded out the podium. Race leader Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans), Ashleigh Mooliman (Cervelo-Bigla) and Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle-High5), second and third on GC, had been away in the break again and were only caught with 500m to go. They all finished in the lead group to defend their podium places, Vos moves into fourth only 15secs adrift.
TOUGH DAY OUT (fortunately no serious injuries) …
Featured Image: Winning smile for Marianne Vos.