Vuelta a Espana 2017 : Stage 20 – Contador waves farewell from top of Angliru

It’s rare that a rider can end his career how he wants, when he wants, where he wants. So the fact that Alberto Contador did just that makes his solo stage win on Angliru that much more spectacular. An iconic climb for an iconic rider. Right behind Baby Blackbird today was Chris Froome (okay, technically Wout Poels then Froome), who made sure he got up that climb without incident and without sacrificing any time to any of his rivals to be just one stage away from doing the Tour-Vuelta double. Vincenzo Nibali kept his second step on the podium while Ilnur Zakarin toppled Wilco Kelderman to finish third in the GC.
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Vuelta Tweets: #KennyCrush, KuKu Penthouse, and Angliru tears

So the Vuelta is done and dusted but the tweets keep coming. We had an eventful tweet week: Angliru, a snake handler, a movie director riding a GT – but there really was only one big story this week. And that was who or what exactly lives in a KuKu Penthouse? But first, let’s go to a cute young Frenchman … Continue reading

Vuelta Stage 20 preview

Stage 20: Aviles to Alto de L’Angliru, 142.2km, high mountain

This has been one tough Vuelta. And the penultimate stage is one of the toughest of the entire race. With just three seconds between Chris Horner and Vincenzo Nibali and less than two minutes separating the top four, there should be fireworks atop the Angliru today. Continue reading