Yesterday’s finish of stage 14 in Lyon was one we have become accustomed to seeing this season, as an Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider produced a devastating kick in the final 200 metres which propelled him to victory. Only it wasn’t Mark Cavendish on this occasion but his young Italian teammate – and roommate – Matteo Trentin, who took his maiden professional win in the city which hosted the finish of the first stage of the very first Tour in 1903. Continue reading
Stage 14: St-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, 191km
Predictions thus far in this Tour de France have more often than not turned out to be wrong, wrong, wrong. It was believed that today a breakaway would be allowed to go away and stay away. Today, friends, the stage went according to plan.
One of our regular VeloEyes, Davide Calabresi, was at the Giro last weekend and has shared some of his fantastic pictures with us. I really love Davide’s work – I think he gets to the heart of the sport by capturing so much expression on the cyclists’ faces. This set is no exception, especially Cav after his sprint win on stage 13 and that brutal stage 14 up to Jafferau. Enjoy! (All photographs ©Davide Calabresi)