Is it just me or does no one want to keep the red jersey for any amount of time? Stage 8 of Vuelta2019 wasn’t going to be a day for the GC boys, but I don’t think anyone anticipated that there would be a leader by the finish. In the end, the break claimed the day with Sunweb’s Nikias Arndt taking the victory on a wet, chaotic finish in Igualada. The best placed rider in the break was Nicolas Edet and the peloton’s complete lack of interest in controlling the time gap meant the Cofidis rider found himself in the red jersey. He has 2.21 on his fellow breaker Dylan Teuns who also leapt up the GC while Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) is just over 3min down from the top spot.
We had racing from both hemsipheres over the weekend – the 2017 season is definitely getting into full swing!
No Tour Down Under would be complete without riders in their new liveries cuddling cute critters. But, let me take you behind the scenes and tell you a bit about the bun fight that precedes the official photographs where the wee animals are fair game for the riders, team staff and the press pack. Continue reading