We have a round up of the final podiums from Circuit Sarthe, and a real bobbie dazzler of a victory from Pais Vasco.
Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) picked up his fourth Tour Down Under victory (2006, 2012, 2014, 2016) by strategically picking up bonus seconds wherever he could, cemented them with two back-to-back stage wins and followed those up with a heroic ride up Willunga Hill on the queen stage. Performances on that stage also catapulted new BMCer Richie Porte (his third consecutive victory here) and Sergio Henao (Team Sky) onto the final podium. Continue reading
Joaquim Rodriguez won two stages and took overall victory in the Vuelta al Pais Vasco with a commanding performance on the last stage, seizing the race leader’s jersey from runner-up Sergio Henao. Local boy Jon Izagirre rounded out the podium. Continue reading