Vuelta stage 17: Mollema and Roche do the splits

Stage 17: Calahorra to Burgos, 189km

This stage was as close as this Vuelta gets to a routine sprint stage, but first crosswinds and then a final kilometre attack caused splits which shuffled the GC and produced a surprise stage winner in Bauke Mollema as the sprinters were left grasping at thin air once again. Continue reading

TdF stage 17: Froome dispatches Spanish Armada

Stage 17: Embrun to Chorges, 32km individual time trial

Under attack from the Spanish Armada and the weather, race leader Chris Froome didn’t flinch, he didn’t buckle, he rode a magnificent third split on his time trial steed to snatch victory away from Alberto Contador to record his third stage win and tighten his grip on the yellow jersey.
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