Vuelta stage 15: Geniez’s magical ride to the top

Stage 15: Andorra to Peyragudes, 224.9km

It seemed fitting that on the stage that crossed from Andorra to France in tribute to the 100th Tour de France a young Frenchman would cross the finish line first. FDJ’s Alexandre Geniez took the solo win to seal a brilliant breakaway ride, while the top five in the GC came in together nearly 3½ minutes later. Continue reading

What’s happening in September?

September is the last really full month of the season. There is the bulk of the Vuelta a Espana still to enjoy, of course, but besides that we have the Road World Championships and a further three WorldTour events. There will be plenty of riders motivated by a shot at a rainbow jersey, not to mention those yet to secure a contract for 2014, who will be keen to catch the eye in these closing weeks of the season.

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Talking Tactics: Giro d’Italia – how the jerseys were won

The dust – or should that be snow? – has finally settled on this year’s Giro, so I’m devoting this week’s Talking Tactics to an examination of how each of the four major jerseys – overall, points, mountains and best young rider – were won. Continue reading