The women raced into Leamington Spa while the Dauphine FINALLY arrived at the mountains. Both races finished with a sprint: one a full-gas classic bunch effort, the other a four-up climber doozy to the line. Read on.
Here with Sarah Connolly‘s nominations for women’s rider of the year. And it’s good to see that Sarah has fit right into the VeloVoices ethos of never letting guidelines dampen enthusiasm. She tried to give us five – but her final count is six and an honourable mention! Over to Sarah …
Andre Greipel saved his best for last. Perfectly launched by his team, he crossed the line to take once more the blue riband sprint stage in this year’s Tour de France just ahead of Peter Sagan, winner of the green jersey and adjudged Most Combative du Tour, and Alexander Kristoff. Our own mystic Meg, Miss Kitty Fondue had picked him for today’s stage victory. Chris Froome could afford to lose a bit of time as he wrapped up his second consecutive and third Tour de France title before falling into the waiting arms of his wife Michelle, holding their young son who now has more lion plushies than Toys’R’Us.