The first mountain top finish of this year’s spicy Vuelta a Espana! Surely it would deliver us eye-watering fireworks packed with excitement and good racing and whet our appetites for the upcoming two and a half weeks of racing. Right?! Wrong! With Primoz Roglic and his Jumbo Bees largely disinterested in defending the leader’s jersey so early, the gap to the breakaway was allowed to swell tremendously, all but ensuring victory. After a slow-moving day, Estonian time trial champion Rein Taaramäe reigned victorious for Intermache-Wanty atop Picon Blanco. American superstar Joe Dombrowski came home second whilst “King Kenny” Elissonde rounded out the stage podium.
We’re back! Issie, Kathi, Midge, Luke, Euan and an actual special guest gather round the table at VeloVoices Towers to chew over the past month’s action.
- The things we loved about the Olympics
- There was also some cycling at the Olympics
- Midge covers all the hipster races
- UAE have bought EVERYONE, how does that make us feel?
- And we preview the Vuelta
Plus blue polka dots, salmon jerseys, Landa’s eyebrows and a real-life actual cyclist drops in for a mini Ted Talk.