It was stage 9 of Vuelta 2022 and with a demonic final climb that had nasty double-digit inclines, it was hoped at VeloVoices Towers that this would finally ignite our imaginations by setting up rivalries all over the road, handlebar to handlebar, to give us a second week of ‘what will happen today’ anticipation. Did it, hell. We did get a popular Wanty breakaway winner in the form of Louis Meintjes, that was good. And although Remco Evenepoel‘s display of grit and power on the final climb was impressive, it didn’t half make our hearts sink to see him stretch out his lead in red even further.
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Vuelta a Espana 2022 : Stage 6 – Rain and mist cover Vine’s victory while Remco is rojo
The first summit finish of Vuelta a Espana 2022 and what happens? We don’t see the victory salute of Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck), who held off a rampant Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep Alpha Vinyl) to take his first Grand Tour victory in Stage 6. Remco’s ride with Movistar’s Enric Mas sucking his wheel the whole way was not in vain … he’s now in red, with his main rival Primoz Roglic 1.01 behind him.
Tour de France 2022 : Stage 21 – Philipsen bossed the Champs; Vingegaard TdF Champion
It’s going to be a short but sweet recap of Stage 21 of the 2022 Tour de France. Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck took the final sprint by a country mile. Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Alexander Kristoff (Intermarche-Wanty-Goubert) took second and third respectively. Jonas Vingegaard came across the line with his Jumbo team, winning the maillot jaune, with Tadej Pogacar (UAE) and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) in second and third respectively. The green jersey was won by Wout van Aert, the KOM is another jersey for Vingegaard, and the young rider’s jersey stays with Pogacar. Ineos Grenadiers win the Team Classification and van Aert was awarded the Super Combativity Award.