Vuelta a Espana 2021 : Stage 17 – Bernal and Roglic put on a show, Roglic takes red

Stage 17 was the first of a pair of HC summit finishes in this final week of Vuelta 2021 and it absolutely was *not* a day the break was going to take the stage. Except that, as usual, the Vuelta turned the tables on us. Because someone from a break *did* win the stage and even went into the red jersey. Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) attacked out of the GC group on the ascent of the penultimate climb, with only Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) for company about 60km from the finish, and rode off in seek of glory. But no matter how much it rained (and it poured), how much Bernal tested Roglic on the long, treacherous descent (and he did and it was), or how much he must have been willing himself to stay in front of the Slovenian powerhouse, when the elastic snapped about 8km from the summit of the Covadonga, it was Bernal on the wrong end.

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VeloVoices Podcast 174: Snogs, Slogs and Socks

Kathi, Midge, Luke and Euan get together round the table to pull apart the 2021 Giro d’Italia.

  • The stages we adored, despite not seeing
  • Our MVPs of the race
  • A lot of Ganna love
  • A little EF love
  • And is Simon Yates really a rider in the mould of Marco Pantani?


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Catch up on the blog!

Giro Tweets of the Week 2021 : Raincapes, spats, and The Musette of Courage

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 16 – Bernal takes no prisoners on the Princess stage

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 17 – Martin gets his GT hat-trick; chaos for GC

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 18– A blitzing win for Bettiol as the GC riders keep their powder dry.

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 19 – Yates takes stage, Bernal holds his own

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 20 – Caruso solos to stage win, Ineos untroubled

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 21 – Ganna takes the stage; Bernal takes trophy