It’s our last Tweets of the Week until, well, whenever cycling starts again or something interesting and funny happens in the off season. We’re seeing red as the final podium of the 2020 Vuelta took the stage in Madrid on Sunday. We look back and forward (all at the same time) and we have a gruppetto going over cobbles. Before you start, though, thanks for making this compressed season so fun – and thanks for always giving me great material for Tweets of the Week. #StaySafe
Monthly Archives: November 2020
VeloVoices Podcast 165: Cool heads and Movistar madness
Kathi, Midge, Luke and Euan gather again at VeloVoices Towers to look back the final week of the 2020 Vuelta.
- An appreciation of time trials
- A change at the top of FDJ
- The man who never looks back
- The wonkiness of the 2020 season
- Cross is a-comin’
It’s a full-on celebration of the very last cycling action of the year as we squeeze every last drop out of the racing while we can.
Your Vuelta race reviews are here:
Vuelta Tweets of the Week : Carthyisms, Elfin Roglic, TdF2021 (yes really)
Vuelta a Espana 2020 : Stage 18 – Ackermann aces final stage, Roglic wins overall again
As we wave farewell to professional cycling for another season on the final day of the 2020 Vuelta, Pascal Ackermann (BORA-hansgrohe) won the close bunch sprint in Madrid ahead of Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Max Kanter (Sunweb). Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) now has consecutive Vuelta titles, with Richard Carapaz (INEOS) and Hugh Carty (EF Cycling) second and third respectively.
Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Travel) won the last stage of the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta on the circuit in Madrid ahead of Lorena Wiebes (Sunweb) and Marta Bastianelli (Alé BTC Ljubljana). Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit WNT) defended the leader’s red jersey to also take back-to-back titles ahead of Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek Segafredo) and Wiebes.