Young neo-pro Louis Vervaeke (Lotto Soudal) won the blue Metas Volantes (sprints) jersey in this year’s Vuelta al Pais Vasco, a jersey typically won by a frequent and determined escapee. The young Belgian first took the jersey on stage three, lost it on stage four to Astana’s Lieuwe Westra but took it back for good on stage five. Continue reading
A thrilling last stage saw Andrew Talansky take the Criterium du Dauphine by the scuff of the neck to end a thrilling week that set the scene for the forthcoming Tour de France.
Local boy Joaquim Rodriguez won the overall at the Volta a Catalunya for the second time thanks to his victory on stage three’s summit finish, as the route and weather conditions played to his strengths.