The bookies’ favourite Tom Dumoulin won Stage 13 with a searingly assertive TT performance, finishing with the winning time of 50:15.14. Race leader Chris Froome ably defended his lead, putting further time into his rivals, by riding into second place ahead of Nelson Olivera, who occupied the hot-spot for a long period ahead of Dumoulin.
Lampre’s Nelson Oliveira took the biggest victory of his career in stage 13 of the Vuelta by seizing the initiative to power away from a large break nearly 30km out from the finish and time-trialling his way to the line, bowing in acknowledgement of the crowd’s acclaim.
Cycling’s transfer season is well and truly under way. With the rumour mill grinding, I’m taking a look at who’ll be where next year.