It’s been another rip-roaring edition of the Race to the Sun. Egan Bernal (Sky) took his maiden Paris-Nice with a comfortable 39-second cushion after taking the leader’s jersey on the penultimate stage. This was despite a late smash-and-grab attempt from fellow Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar), who finished runner-up in a Sky sandwich with former leader’s jersey wearer, Michal Kwiatkowski rounding out the podium. Indeed, it was a veritable return to form here for the Skybots, who scooped all the prizes save the KOM jersey.
Kathi, Luke and Euan rate every team’s performance at the Vuelta a Espana, talk about whether British dominant of Grand Tours is good or bad thing, find an unlikely bushel hiding a wealth of talent and some Italian buttocks.
It was another summit finish in Vuelta 2018 and it provided what we all love – dramatic climbs with guys all over the mountain, a GC shakeup and an incredible win. EF Drapac’s Michael Woods took the nail-biting victory atop Balcon de Bizkaia, holding off BMC’s Dylan Teuns on the super-steep final metres. Simon Yates lost some time to Alejandro Valverde but keeps red for another day, while Thomas de Gendt took the KOM jersey today. Continue reading