Tim Wellens’ solo victory on Saturday’s queen stage during a Dantesque deluge brought him a suitcase full of jerseys, including the race leader’s, and a healthy GC margin, which he maintained into Monday’s individual time-trial (after the organisers cancelled Sunday’s stage). He finished only some 30 seconds off overall runner-up Fabio Felline and third placed Alberto Bettiol to confirm his overall victory.
It’s been a busy three weeks since the Tour de France and already the Vuelta a Espana looms large on the horizon. We look back on the recent action and look forward to what promises to be a belter of a Vuelta.
Movistar’s Jon Izagirre took the biggest stage race victory of his career at the Tour of Poland, with the Basque rider delivering an excellent final time trial to gain a decisive chunk of time on the overnight leader, Sky’s Sergio Henao.