Danish delight, a troublesome final corner, magnificent sprints and a win from the break of the day. Don’t you just love the variation this sport provides?
Stage 3, Volta ao Algarve em BicicletaIa
Last chance for the sprinters and Cees Bol took full advantage for Team Sunweb. The Dutchman was delivered on the button by teammate Casper Pedersen and once he hit the front with 200m to go there was little anyone could do to catch him. Fast finishing Sacha Modolo (Alpecin Fenix) claimed second from Deceuninck Quickstep’s Fabio Jakobsen. Remco Evenepoel retains the race lead from Max Schachmann (BORA-hansgrohe) with Dan Martin (UAE-Team Emirates) moving up to third overall .
Full race report here
That certain smile…
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Three Trek-Segafredo riders were involved in a very nasty crash at a road island. Not ideal with the opening salvo of the Spring Classics just a week away. Speedy recovery guys.
Stage 3 ,Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
Holy moly what a finish! There was constant attacking from the lead group as they navigated the streets of Ubeda. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren) and Mitchelton-Scott’s Jack Haig looked in pole position for victory until both completely missed the last corner – leaving Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) to race away and grab his second stage win from Pello Bilbao (Bahrain McLaren). Brandon McNulty (UAE-Team Emirates) rounded out the podium
It’s Fuglsang and Astana versus the massed ranks of Bahrain McLaren for the overall. Stay Alert Birdsong!
Missed corner, missed opportunities
Stage 1, Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var
Sadly there appears to be no live coverage for the renamed Tour de Haut Var. However, the startlist is packed with stars – so we’ll keep a weather eye and let you know what’s happening. First stage winning honours went to the Mighty ‘dis and Anthony Perez. He and Anthony Turgis (Total Direct Energie) were the last riders standing from the 4 man break of the day. LOVE IT when a breakaway goes all the way to the line. Sunweb’s Michael Storer won the chase bunch sprint for third. Nairo Quintana (Arkea -Samsic), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) and VeloVoice favourite Fausto Masnada (CCC) all finish on the same time at +6secs.
A win for the Mighty ‘dis means only one thing – the VICTORY GIF
Nothing but the truth here – In paradise
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