Listen, when I wrote, “Surely that longed for Tour de France victory for Cofidis can’t be far away” in yesterday’s post, I didn’t expect it to happen TODAY! As if that wasn’t joyous enough, the rider to put his arms in the air was none other than the bullish Victor Lafay. Oui mon amis, Le jour de gloire est MOST DEFINITELY arrivé. Stand by for Midge’s moment.
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.