The Vuelta always gives us something interesting and today was no exception. It was the first summit finish of the Vuelta today but the GC guys weren’t the ones making the noise. UPDATE: Except for Vincenzo Nibali, who was thrown off the race for blatantly hanging onto his team car to catch back up to the peloton after his crash.
BMC prevailed on a short but tricky team time trial, but couldn’t quite steal the maillot jaune from the shoulders of Chris Froome. The last two teams to hit the course, BMC set a benchmark pace that took its toll on Sky, causing their fifth man, Nico Roche, to unhitch just yards from the line. However, the Irishman dug deep to limit the loss and helped keep Tejay Van Garderen out of yellow. Continue reading
It’s only been three stages so far in the 2015 Tour de France but so much has happened – good, bad and ugly – it’s downright Dickensian. We’ve had #HardAsNails, young cubs and the pride of an old lion who lost, won and lost again. It’s a long one, this week, so settle back with a drink as we go from the presentation to the hospital. Continue reading