In our 112th episode, Midge, Kathi, and Chris (yes, he’s alive) begin by reminiscing about the UCI World Championships in Bergen, Norway. They then discuss the final monument of the season, Il Lombardia. Finally, they conclude with the list of riders who have impressed them most this season! Warning: Man Crush Alert! Continue reading
The Race of the Falling Leaves is a bittersweet race, really. Sweet because it’s one of the most beautiful races, with plenty of excitement to accompany its travel-porn shots of Lake Como; bitter because it’s the last Monument of the season, and, for VeloVoices, it’s the last race we cover in the season. Oh, and because George Clooney hasn’t invited us over to his Lake Como villa. But Vincenzo Nibali didn’t care about any of that – he did what he does best. Took the race by the scruff of the neck and finished solo for the win. Julian Alaphilippe descended like a stone for second and Gianni Moscon filled out the podium.
It was a tough stage in the Vuelta 2017, not least because the riders spent most of it in a cold, windy downpour. While Romain Bardet, who had been allowed to go in the day’s break, tried valiantly to stay away (with Darwin Atapuma for company), Bahrain-Merida had another plans for their man, Vincenzo Nibali. But with GC riders all over the mountain, it was Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez who took advantage of a weak moment on the final climb and rode to a fabulous stage win. Chris Froome gained buckets of time on his rivals and the GC was well and truly shaken.