Jesus Herrada of The Mighty Cofidis won stage 7 of the Vuelta a Espana and we are jumping happy about it. Smartest and coolest of the quintet of breakaway riders, the Spaniard timed his sprint surge to perfection to edge out Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan) and Bahrain Victorious’ Fred Wright. Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) took the peloton sprint despite concerted efforts by Trek-Segafredo to drop him on the only climb of the day. The GC remains the same ahead of a weekend in Asturias.
Ah, it’s another week of fun and frivolity in the pro-cycling peloton. This week, it’s mainly about the gorgeous Tour de la Provence, which gave us hours of viewing enjoyment. But there’s also peloton bromances, Sepp on skis and Cav sprinting … GO
It’s Tweets. Yeah, Tweets … Tweets of what? Tweets of the Week … we have good news about Egan Bernal, Cofidis Corner with a young Hugh Jackman and a winning Bryan Coquard, we have Giulio Ciccone singing in his pants, Trek smiles and Burgos tears, unglamorous cyclist sightings and the usual ‘he’s on THAT team this season?’ Go go go go