The victory in stage 8 of the Giro d’Italia was contested by the breakaway, with Alex Dowsett holding off his five breakie companions to deliver Israel Start-Up Nation their first Grand Tour victory. The peloton were happy to roll in nearly 14 minutes later. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck Quickstep) retains the maglia rosa while Mitchelton Scott’s Simon Philip Yates did not take the start line after testing positive for Covid 19.
It’s only been three stages so far in the 2015 Tour de France but so much has happened – good, bad and ugly – it’s downright Dickensian. We’ve had #HardAsNails, young cubs and the pride of an old lion who lost, won and lost again. It’s a long one, this week, so settle back with a drink as we go from the presentation to the hospital. Continue reading
“Are you ready?… I said, are you READY?… I can’t hear you at the back! … ARE YOU READY?”
The bikes are pimped, the riders are primed, the buzz has reached fever pitch. It can only mean one thing – it’s time for Le Tour to rock and roll. Three weeks of high stress, edge-of-the seat action and stunning scenery await us between Utrecht and Paris. Sit back and enjoy the ride, people, it’s going to be a thriller.