A daring solo raid and highly anticipated sprint shoot out provided all the excitement at Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.
The weather gods stayed on the sunny side, Tommy Voeckler made the break, and both our winners graduated from recent losses to superb victories. What more could a cycling fan ask for?
I don’t think anyone thought that Fabian Cancellara would take it easy in his last year of racing and today he threw down the Classics gauntlet with his third thrilling victory in the beautiful Strade Bianche. And he wasn’t the only gauntlet-hurler of the day – the mighty Lizzie Armitstead took her second win in a week, taking an emphatic victory in the women’s edition of the Italian race. Continue reading