Vuelta stage 20: Elissonde wins atop the Angliru as Horner wraps up red

Stage 20: Aviles to Alto de L’Angliru, 142.2km

France continued their prolific Vuelta with another stage win, as FDJ’s youngster Kenny Elissonde emerged from the Angliru mist in tears to take his first grand tour victory – and on the queen stage. However, the major events unfolded behind, with RadioShack’s Chris Horner leaving the brave Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in his wake to extend his GC lead ahead of tomorrow’s procession into Madrid. Continue reading

On tour with Sophie Chavanel: Tales from Down Under

Here’s our first behind-the-scenes report from Sophie Chavanel, physiotherapist at French WorldTour team FDJ, who has kindly agreed to share her experiences and insights when she’s on tour with the team.

Hi everyone, I’m back from Australia after 20 days. Here’s a summary of how I lived through the race. Continue reading