It’s a bumper crop of craziness for this edition of Vuelta Tweets of the Week … from Valverde as a pup to the riddle of Landa, Pinot fan fiction and Primoz bonuses. It’s all here!!!!
Yesterday’s Stage 6 thrilling finish was hoped to be an amuse bouche for the weekend in the mountains at this year’s Vuelta a Espana. And while today’s six-climb, summit finish stage 7 didn’t have the explosive GC battle that many of us had hoped, it did have surprises, heartbreak, and a lot of slo-mo action on the way to the top of Balcón de Alicante. The end line reads that DSM’s Michael Storer gets a maiden grand tour victory under his belt, while Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) stayed in red. But there was more to it …
Stage 7 of the Vuelta a Espana was a feisty affair with a break that wouldn’t lie down and the ending in doubt until the winner crossed the line. In the end, Michael Woods of EF was the strongest (or smartest) of those that bought their ticket for the front group. The Canadian took his second career Vuelta stage win after attacking just before the flamme rouge. Omar Fraile of Astana and Alejandro Valverde of Movistar rounded out the podium. Behind all the breakaway action, there was little change in the GC top ten.