Hi, it’s Tim here. This is normally the time of the month when Ant invites us all to post our Rider of the Month nominations. However, he’s currently in Jamaica on a pre-Tour training camp, where I’m reliably informed he’s on a strict diet of curried goat (guaranteed 100% clenbuterol-free) and as many piña coladas as he can manage. (Don’t worry, he has a Theraputic Use Exemption for those.)
If Stage 7 was superb, what about Stage 8? How many guys grabbed that race by the scruff of the neck and shook it all around? This was real road racing with a surprise ending!
A thrilling last stage saw Andrew Talansky take the Criterium du Dauphine by the scuff of the neck to end a thrilling week that set the scene for the forthcoming Tour de France.