We’ve waited for more than two weeks but today, the GC finally caught fire at Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. On a monster 207km-long stage packed with four categorised climbs, including the famed Passo dello Stelvio, INEOS and Sunweb brought the race to life. After masterful work by teammates, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jai Hindley were left to battle it out on the final climb for the stage. In the sprint to the line, Hindley sailed to victory. Behind, Hindley’s teammate Wilco Kelderman clawed his way to the finish with only 12 seconds in hand to claim the maglia rosa.
Do two Christmases running constitute a tradition? We hope so because for the second consecutive year, Jered and Ashley Gruber have kindly let us use their images to give you 12 Days of Christmas. I have raided their Instagram accounts for a selection of the best of the 2014 season.
First up: We were spoiled for brilliant races this year – and stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia was one of the most exciting. It’s ice and snow on the Stelvio, riders beware. Continue reading
This is a downright fantastic photo gallery from Emily Maye for Trek. Just fantastic.