Reduced to 18 stages, the 75th Vuelta a Espana kicked off today in the Basque Country and wasted no time in heading for the hills with a summit finish atop Arrate, which features each year in Itzulia (Tour of Basque Country). Defending champion and Jumbo Bee Primoz Roglic finished where he left off 13 months ago in the red leader’s jersey. His rocket-like counter-attack in the final 600 metres from a select leading group saw him solo across the line. Ineos’ Richard Carapaz finished runner-up and Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up) rounded out the podium.
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Tour of Flanders 2020 : Van der Poel over Van Aert by a whisker
After last week’s Gent Wevelgem, it was a question as to whether (bitter) rivals Mathieu Van der Poel and Wout van Aert would cancel each other out in the run to the finish of the Tour of Flanders. It took the magic of the rainbow stripes to get them in the same break, but the magic wasn’t on Julian Alaphilippe‘s side as he hit a moto and left the race with some broken bones. But the rivals worked together, even if they rarely looked at each other, and went on the sprint for the line. MvdP took it by a whisker. I’ve not even attempted to write a coherent race review – it’s all about the reactions!
Giro d’Italia 2020: Stage 14 – Galactic Ganna Gusts To Third Win
Filippo Ganna, glimmering in rainbow bands atop his golden bike as World Time Trial Champion, rocketed into hat-trick territory on Stage 14 of this Giro d’Italia. The 24-year-old Ineos rider continued an all-star rise to fame, dominating all others on the rolling 34km course between Conegliano to Valdobbiadene. Aussie, and fellow Ineos teammate, Rohan Dennis finished second at 26 seconds. American and UAE rider Brandon McNulty went quickest amongst the GC favourites to finish third. While the GC Top 10 shifted somewhat, no dramatic changes occurred as Joao Almeida continues his maglia rosa run.