Bike racing evokes a roller coaster of emotions. For every peak of exhilarating excitement and sheer joy, there are the hurtles downward to despair. Here’s our take on what gave us pause for thought in 2017.
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Vuelta al Pais Vasco review: Baby Blackbird wins brutal Basque race
Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) rode a controlled race and kept his powder dry for the final showdown, an individual time-trial which he won by a fistful of seconds over Nairo Quintana (Movistar). More importantly, Alberto finished 18 seconds ahead of Sergio Henao (Sky) – more than enough to take his fourth title at this race (2008, 2009, 2014 and 2016). Henao, who took the points jersey, dropped to second, while Quintana nudged Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) off the podium to take third.
Final KM: Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco St4, Circuit Cycliste Sarthe St3
Hey! How was the racing yesterday Midge? Well, here’s some clues: leg breaking Wall of Aia, winning golden shoes, and a Katusha double up. Interested? Then read on…