Despite having an exciting route on paper, Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia proved once again that long grand tour stages are very rarely exciting. With a breakaway more than 10 minutes up the road, the peloton took an opportunity to recover from yesterday’s excitement. Up ahead, the race got only slightly kinky as Andrea Vandrame (AG2R La Citroen) outsprinted DSM’s Chris Hamilton, while George Bennett (Jumbo Visma) and Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo) had a lover’s quarrel in the race for 3rd and 4th place. Continue reading
Third week of the Vuelta – Breathless, nail-biting , down-to-the-wire excitement.
We thought yesterday was a hell of a stage. It kicked off from Kilometre Zero today, led by Etixx-QuickStepper Gianluca Brambilla, closely followed by Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana and their teammates. The chasing group, including an isolated Chris Froome, never saw them again. Brambilla won his second GT stage this year and Quintana gained a truckload of time on his Sky rival.