Vuelta stage 2: Nico steals stage, Sanchez and Sergio suffer

Stage 2: Ponteverda to Baiona. Alto Do Monte Da Groba, 177.7km

The drama was left to the last 11km of the 178km route as its sharp climb to the finish brought out the champion in one of Ireland’s favourite sons, yet left one of Spain’s golden boys with broken dreams. Continue reading

TdF stage 2: Bakelants scorns script

Stage 2: Bastia to Ajaccio, 156km

Jan Bakelants bagged his first professional victory in his rookie Tour after making the decisive six-man break which formed with less than 7km remaining. After riding away solo, he clung on by his fingernails to take the stage and the maillot jaune by a single second. Continue reading