In our own homage to Geraint Thomas‘ lost month after his Tour de France win, Euan, Kathi and Luke took a break from cycling and have come back a little bit mystified as to how it all works. But we got there in the end! Some fast and loose race reports before we hit our stride with discussions about transfers and our Vuelta preview.
There was a constellation of stars taking part in the 38th edition of La Clasica San Sebastian which is generally won by a rider exiting the Tour de France in particularly fine fettle. This year was no exception. Bauke Mollema countered an attack just before the summit of the final climb, Julian Alaphilippe followed and thereafter two descended like stones to contend the sprint for the line. Alaphilippe lead it out but Molema didn’t have the same turn of speed as the Frenchman. The podium was rounded out by Antony Roux, best of the rest, in his tricolour jersey.