Vuelta stage 8: Konig turns the tables, Roche goes all red

Stage 8: Jerez de la Frontera to Estepona, 166.6km

The first of three consecutive summit finishes didn’t have quite the fireworks we expected, but it still had a surprise winner who timed his attack to perfection, and a rather chuffed new race leader!  Continue reading

Vuelta stage 2: Nico steals stage, Sanchez and Sergio suffer

Stage 2: Ponteverda to Baiona. Alto Do Monte Da Groba, 177.7km

The drama was left to the last 11km of the 178km route as its sharp climb to the finish brought out the champion in one of Ireland’s favourite sons, yet left one of Spain’s golden boys with broken dreams. Continue reading

Tour of California review: Tejay too hot to handle

Tejay van Garderen took his first major stage race general classification victory with an impressive all-round performance in stifling heat at the eight-day Amgen Tour of California. In so doing, the 24-year-old American, who finished fifth at last year’s Tour de France, strengthened his claim to be BMC’s team leader at this year’s race. Continue reading