Oh, the Veloshire was not the happiest of places last week. It had its moments of brilliance – the turnout for the Tour of Britain, the renewal of the Bernie+Cav=Bromance vows – but it also had some surly Surrey citizens, snakes in bikes, an uncomfortable Worlds marriage and, most discouraging of all, a dream postponed. Continue reading
Stage 19: S Vicente Barquera to Oviedo. alto Naranco, 181km, medium mountain
The second of the last three summit finishes of this year’s Vuelta, this is almost the lull before the storm of tomorrow. The final climb of Alto del Naranco up to the statue of Christ isn’t particularly difficult so it’s just a matter of keeping cool and staying with your rivals today. Continue reading
Cycling’s transfer season is well and truly under way. With the rumour mill grinding, I’m taking a look at who’ll be where next year.