Il Lombardia 2017: The Shark takes final Monument of the season

The Race of the Falling Leaves is a bittersweet race, really. Sweet because it’s one of the most beautiful races, with plenty of excitement to accompany its travel-porn shots of Lake Como; bitter because it’s the last Monument of the season, and, for VeloVoices, it’s the last race we cover in the season. Oh, and because George Clooney hasn’t invited us over to his Lake Como villa. But Vincenzo Nibali didn’t care about any of that – he did what he does best. Took the race by the scruff of the neck and finished solo for the win. Julian Alaphilippe descended like a stone for second and Gianni Moscon filled out the podium.
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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 9 – De La Cruz’s first pro win gets him red as well

If there’s one thing that makes VeloVoices Towers ring with cheers, it’s the sight of a rider winning their first professional stage – especially when it’s in a Grand Tour. Today, the cheers rang out even louder as Etixx’s David De La Cruz not only took his first professional win, he also went into the leader’s jersey of his home country’s Grand Tour. IAM Cycling’s Dries Devenyns’ slight hesitation in the final 600m meant he finished 27secs behind the Spanish winner while Moreno Moser from Cannondale came in third. All the GC contenders came in together so they just nudged down one to make room for De La Cruz at the top.

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TotW: Sugar, shaving & underpants for the hands

This is the last regular Tweets of the Week as for the next three to four weeks, we will have Giro Tweets of the Week! But before we go all ablush and Italian, let’s see what our little band of tweeties have been up to!

It’s all about the sugar

You burn up 6,000 calories a stage. You eat rice and pasta for breakfast. You’re a pro cyclist. But the reward? After a long stage race has finished, all you want is a little sugar. Continue reading