Day eight and the last rainbow jersey up for grabs at Innsbruck all came down to one 3km wall of a climb and 10km skidaddle to the finish line. But holy-moly, what a journey we had to get there. Let’s get down it.
The long parcours made for a brutal women’s race. It really did come down to one imperious display, two 40 kilometre rides of distinction and a rainbow podium of three fantastic solo efforts.
Day six and the spotlight fell on the U23 men, where some slick Swiss precision teamwork led to rainbows for Marc Hirschi.