Vuelta a Espana 2017 : Stage 17 – Denifl delivers a dream on Los Machucos

I don’t think many people expected the breakaway to take the glory today but Stefan Denifl didn’t get that memo. The Austrian rode away from his companions on the insanely steep and rutted road to the summit of Los Machucos, holding off a sparkling, dancing Alberto Contador by 28secs to deliver Aqua Blue their first Grand Tour victory on their debut. Behind them the race exploded in the shrouding mist with a suffering Chris Froome ceding time to most of his rivals but retaining the leader’s jersey.
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IAM Stefan Denifl teeshirt

Wow! How cool is this official, limited edition Stefan Denifl teeshirt? The great IAM kit branding – the best in the peloton – and a little typographical wordplay … amazeballs! How do you get it, I hear you cry! It’s available from Cutaway USA (so it’s an import for us Europeans) but worth it! $24 (plus postage of $10 to the UK). IAM a STEFAN Denifl tee

Pssst – Cutaway also do the official IamnotTedKing merchandise. Have a peak on the website.