It was quite a day of racing – Paris-Tours (won by Casper Pedersen for Sunweb), Women’s Gent-Wevelgem (won by Jolien D’hoore from Boels Dolmans), Men’s Gent-Wevelgem won by Mads Pedersen for Trek Segafredo – but more on him in a bit (and surprisingly, possibly Mark Cavendish‘s final race?), and a Portuguese win in Stage 9 in the Giro d’Italia. EF’s Ruben Guerreiro from a duo duel with Ineos’s Jonathan Castrovieja over the last two climbs. If you can call attacking on a steep incline a sprint, then so be it, but Guerreiro picked his moment to attack his Spanish companion to be able to celebrate the victory solo. The cold, rainy day didn’t topped Joao Almeida (DQS) but it did cause an ever-so-slight rearrangement of the GC.
In our 101st episode , Kathi, Midge and Chris dig into the heart of the cobbled classics season with discussions about Gent-Wevelegem, 3 Days of De Panne, and the Ronde van Vlaanderen. We also discuss Peter Sagan’s rash caused by a bad case of the Terpstras.
Busy with attacks and busy with podiums, Volta a Catalunya and Gent-Wevelgem left us breathless.