The streets of Hamburg played host to the 20th Vattenfall Cyclassic today, and the hordes of fans who flanked the final straight were treated to what has become a customary display of dominance from Andre Greipel. Continue reading
Today brings us the Vattenfall Cyclassics, Germany’s only WorldTour event. It’s the latest in a string of late summer/autumn races set to please the sprinters and classics specialists alike, providing them with a valuable opportunity to get some hard racing into the legs before the World Championships in Richmond. It’s a race that always produces fast, aggressive riding, with the classics specialists looking to spoil the sprint teams’ fun.
The first nine stages of the Vuelta have been raced – and what racing it was! Heat, rain, regular and irregular sprints and a Baby Blackbird attack. Panache is joined by Kitty and Midge for a rundown of the stages past, present and future. Plus reviews of the USPro Challenge, Vattenfall Cyclassics and GP Ouest-France Plouay.