Holy moly, it took a photo finish to sort out stage four’s sprint finish. When the image was processed it showed Deceuninick Quick Step’s Fabio Jakobsen out-lunging a fast finishing Sam Bennett (BORA-hansgrohe) to take victory by millimeters. Nicholas Roche (Sunweb) remains in red, the only other GC change being the abandon of Jumbo Visma’s Steven Kruijswijk. Continue reading
Stage three of the 2019 Vuelta threw up joy for the Irish with Sam Bennett (Bora hansgrohe) winning the bunch sprint and Sunweb’s Nicolas Roche holding on to the leader’s red jersey.
After a full-on, salty-startin’, race-shakin’ Stage One team time trial, the second stage of Vuelta 2019 kept it siesta-inducing until a VERY spicy finale. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the stage by 5 seconds and Nicolas Roche of Sunweb rode into red as the GC received the kind of shake up normally reserved for a monster mountain stage.