Vuelta Tweets of the Week: Bye bye Bertie, double trouble, looking forward

It was an emotional final week of Vuelta 2017 – tears of joy for Chris Froome who did the Tour/Vuelta double, tears of both sadness and joy as Alberto Contador crossed the line solo at Angliru. But we also have singing – lots of singing, chanting – lots of chanting, a little bit of rage and fans a go-go. It’s our final Vuelta Tweets of the Week …
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VeloVoices Podcast 111: Vuelta all spiced out

In our 111th episode, it’s Midge and Kathi discussing the final week of Vuelta 2017. We talk about Matteo Trentin and the green jersey, Alberto Contador‘s final flight up Angliru, Chris Froome‘s dominance, Quick-Step and Aqua Blue‘s team spirit and a run-down of all the stage winners! It’s packed!  Continue reading

Vuelta a Espana 2017 : Stage 21 – 4 for Trentin as Froome finally does the double

After yesterday’s blockbuster, today’s circuit races round Madrid were bound to be more mundane except, of course, for the victors. Belgian champion Jolien D’Hoore once again won the bunch sprint at the Madrid Challenge, the final race of the Women’s WorldTour, beating the in-form Coryn Rivera to the line, with  Roxane Fournier rounding out the podium. A fitting finale saw Matteo Trentin take his fourth sprint victory, ahead of Lorenzo Manzin and Soren Kragh Andersen, after his team bossed the final kilometres of the Madrid circuit bringing the curtain down on a highly successful Vuelta 2017 for the team. Race leader since stage three, Chris Froome finished safely in the bunch to become the first British rider to win the Vuelta and the first ever to achieve the Tour-Vuelta double. Vincenzo Nibali and Ilnur Zakarin completed the podium.
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