Oh my, what a final day of racing at both the Tour de Suisse and Aviva Women’s Tour. It’s days like these that remind us all why we LOVE this mad, crazy, emotional sport.
With only an 8-second cushion between himself and Andrew Talansky, and a super-short stage of only 57km, Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez defended his yellow jersey by attacking hard on the only remaining climb of the stage to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de Suisse. Movistar’s Ion Izaguirre and Giant’s Warren Barguil rounded out the final podium in what was a nip-and-tuck GC battle all week.
Stage 14: Aglie to Oropa, 164km
Enrico Battaglin gave Bardiani-CSF their second win in succession as he overtook the leading threesome to claim victory in the final metres of the first category summit finish at Oropa.