It was the final mountain stage of the 2018 Tour de France, with six (6!) categorised climbs, including the iconic HC Cols des Tourmalet and Aubisque. It was the time to attack the Skytrain if possible – and attacks came thick and fast. In the end, it was JumboBee Primoz Roglic, whose explosive attacks and breathtaking descent to the finish knocked Chris Froome out of third and sets up an exciting final ITT tomorrow. Geraint Thomas never looked in trouble and sprinted for second, extending his lead by a few precious seconds.
A prologue in Luxembourg, a mountain time trial in Switzerland and not the expected sprint finish in China. Missed any of the action, no worries we’ve got you covered.
The Volta a Catalunya sometimes had more snow that it had show – and while the veteran Alejandro Valverde won overall, some young Colombians kept things interesting. It was a week-long stage race with no time trials (!) and none of the A-list sprinters in attendance (!!). I tell you, you will dream about weeks like this come the annual lap around France this summer… mark my words.