Vuelta al Pais Vasco 2017: Valverde smashes it

Nail-biting tension was maintained until the end of the final stage individual time trial in this year’s Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Race leader Alejandro Valverde crossed the line after a typically ballsy effort to finish second on the stage to Primoz Roglic and, more importantly, increased his cushion over runner-up Alberto Contador to take his first Pais Vasco title. Local rider Ion Izagirre (and his bonny baby) rounded out the podium to the delight of Basque fans.

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Final KM: Suisse Stage 8, Aviva Women’s Tour Stage 4

The leader’s jersey switched shoulders yet again in Switzerland as the time trial wrought havoc amongst the GC riders. It wasn’t any easier over at the Women’s Tour of Britain either. In fact both races were packed with thrills and surprises – which is just the way we like them!

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