It’s been another rip-roaring edition of the Race to the Sun. Egan Bernal (Sky) took his maiden Paris-Nice with a comfortable 39-second cushion after taking the leader’s jersey on the penultimate stage. This was despite a late smash-and-grab attempt from fellow Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who finished runner-up in a Sky sandwich with former leader’s jersey wearer, Michal Kwiatkowski rounding out the podium. Indeed, it was a veritable return to form here for the Skybots, who scooped all the prizes save the KOM jersey.
It was the start of the cobbled classics season and dominant performances from QuickSteppers in Omloop and KBK. We have the best quiffs in the peloton with Zdenek Stybar and Jungels BOB JUNGELS!. We also have Tour of Rwanda and the UAE Tour. Plus Larry en francais! Adam’s Gran! and so much more (and for now, it’s a blood-doping-free zone).
It’s the cycling podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Every fortnight or so, from the spring classics onwards, VeloVoices from around the world get together and chat through the races ridden, the riders of the races and other two-wheeled shenanigans. What we lack in knowledge and insight we make up for with … verve! If you haven’t heard our gales of laughter yet, here is where you can find the VeloVoices Podcast: