VeloVoices Podcast 146: Week 2 of Vuelta 2019 – It’s never too late to book the circus!

Kathi, Midge and Euan look back on the second week of the Vuelta Espana and other happenings in the cycling world.

  • Is the race grabbing us and making us fall in love with it?
  • Are the peloton lazy-assed good for nothings?
  • Which top ten rider is actually a made-up person?
  • Who do we think is going to win the blooming thing?
  • And which rider would be funniest in the young rider’s jersey?

Plus we do actually discuss some real things in the race that we loved and look ahead to the final week – can anyone beat Primoz Roglic?

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Vuelta 2019: Stage 15 – Kuss high-fives to victory; Roglic keeps grip on red

Stage 15 of Vuelta 2019 was the kick-off of the peloton’s two-day romp through the Asturias and while the majority of the race was fairly innocuous, the final climb brought the fireworks. It wasn’t until, well, the final few kilometres that it became clear that the breakaway was going to take the day – but it was touch and go as to who. For awhile it looked like Sergio Samitier (Euskadi–Murias) was going to put up another win on the board for the wild card teams but with 6km to go, Jumbo-Visma’s super-domestique Sepp Kuss left his fellow breakers, caught Samitier, dropped Samitier and rode the double-digit ramps to a fabulous high-fiving win at the summit of Santuario del Acebo.

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Vuelta 2019: Stage 14 – Bennett avoids big crash to take his second stage

Stage 14 of the 2019 Vuelta was without incident for 187 of its 188 kilometres. Then, a huge crash under the flamme rouge caused chaos. With only a handful of sprinters left, Tosh Van Der Sande of Lotto-Soudal tried to launch a long-range attack but Sam Bennett of Bora-hansgrohe easily caught and passed him to take the win.

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