Il Lombardia 2017: The Shark takes final Monument of the season

The Race of the Falling Leaves is a bittersweet race, really. Sweet because it’s one of the most beautiful races, with plenty of excitement to accompany its travel-porn shots of Lake Como; bitter because it’s the last Monument of the season, and, for VeloVoices, it’s the last race we cover in the season. Oh, and because George Clooney hasn’t invited us over to his Lake Como villa. But Vincenzo Nibali didn’t care about any of that – he did what he does best. Took the race by the scruff of the neck and finished solo for the win. Julian Alaphilippe descended like a stone for second and Gianni Moscon filled out the podium.
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Worlds 2017: It’s a ThreePete for Sagan

It was the finale of the 2017 UCI World Championships in Bergen and one of the most exciting – and mysterious – of the week. After remaining hidden for 267km, it was Peter Sagan taking the rainbow stripes for the third consecutive year with a bike throw in a photofinish with home favourite Alexander Kristoff. It was Michael Matthews, who was second in 2015, who took bronze. I suspect he’s wondering what the entire peloton is wondering: ‘Is there no way to beat Sagan if he sets his mind to the win?’
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Vuelta Tweets of the Week: A new bromance, a boy bus and riding without regrets

It was an odd week at the Vuelta – a lot of drama but not the big stages we were hoping for. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a big Vuelta Tweets of the Week – because we do! We have a new bromance, courtesy of Quick-Step, Aqua Blue resilience, Baby Blackbird without regrets, and Spartacus finishes his first triathlon.
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