Stage 7 of the Vuelta a Espana was a feisty affair with a break that wouldn’t lie down and the ending in doubt until the winner crossed the line. In the end, Michael Woods of EF was the strongest (or smartest) of those that bought their ticket for the front group. The Canadian took his second career Vuelta stage win after attacking just before the flamme rouge. Omar Fraile of Astana and Alejandro Valverde of Movistar rounded out the podium. Behind all the breakaway action, there was little change in the GC top ten.
Cycling fans had so much to celebrate this season – great Monument wins, hard-fought and fabulous Grand Tours, and everything in between. Here is the team’s picks for Race Finish of the Year.
Voting ends on 14 December 2019 at 11.59PM, GMT. If you think there’s someone who should be on the list, there’s a write-in option on the poll at the bottom of the post!
The drama, the passion, the sitting on the edge of your seat, unable to tear your eyes away from events unfolding on the television. As Midge is so fond of saying, bike racing has to sing to your soul. Why else would we spend hours thinking and talking about it? Here’s our selection of gasp-out-loud moments – let us know yours in the comments. VOTE NOW!
Previous winners: 2015 – Taylor Phinney’s return; 2016 – Chris Froome and Peter Sagan breakaway; 2017 – not awarded