Racing in the form of a three-up climbers sprint, two flying Colombians, and one sparkling Aussie.
It’s the traditional end of year round-up of the cycling season – yes, it’s the VeloVoices A to Z of Men’s Cycling 2019. As seems to be the tradition, it starts with LouLou and ends with a tenuous Z …
Kick-starting the final weekend of racing, stage 19 of La Vuelta looked on paper to be a rare opportunity for sprinters to have a chance for success. With just one categorised climb and a profile that was largely flat — by Vuelta standards, at least — one could have reasonably expected that viewers would see another remarkable battle between the likes of Bora-hansgrohe and Deceuninck-QuickStep. Whilst the stage results show a battle between these two, the stage was not the cookie-cutter style that I had planned for. Welcome to La Vuelta!