Stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana has been rather overshadowed by far more significant events, especially here in the UK, but today in Spain, the show did go on. Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) won his second stage win on the final summit finish of the final Grand Tour of the year. You’d think bar accident this all but consolidates his overall victory of this year’s race. There was heartbreak for Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) who came within 500m of the line only to be pipped to the post by ruthless Remco. Enric Mas (Movistar), who attacked everywhere he could, took second place on the day, with Gesink deservedly rounding out the podium.
Kathi, Midge, Luke, Issie and Euan pull apart the first full week of Vuelta action and ask:
- Can anyone stop Remco?
- What’s up with Roglic?
- How much do we admire Marc Soler?
- And has the racing really been a bit flat?
Plus all the things you don’t get from your other cycling podcasts like the architecture of Milton Keynes, the correct pronunciation of Hawick and a Go Fund Me for a worthwhile cause.
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From attic to the outdoors.
From Alpe du Zwift to Collau Fancuaya.
Jay Vine (Alpecin-Deceuninck) conquered the Vuelta a Espana yet again to add Stage 8 and the polka dots to his palmares, and dispelling the likes of Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) and Thibaut Pinot (A Goat Farm in France). Behind the break a promised general classification throw down failed to materialize, as Remco ‘The Brick’ Evenepoel (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) maintained his grasp on the red jersey.