Cancellara leaves Giro due to illness
The Swiss time trial star faced a stomach flu and the recovery took longer than Cancellara expected. He finished fourth behind the stage winner Primož Roglič from Etixx-QuickStep and decided to leave the race and focus on the rest of the season.
“In the end, I paid a bit for trying to gain on the rider I saw in front of me. I went a bit over the edge and then I paid the price, but in the end, I could manage in the downhill to recover a bit. That’s how it is. I knew it was my last stage, so I did it all-in,” said Cancellara.
The dirt climb
Cancellara might be out, but the glory of Giro d’Italia lives on. Just look at this picture. Our favourite photographer Jered Gruber summed up the atmosphere perfectly.
Peter Sagan triumphs in California
Peto returned to Amgen Tour of California after last year’s overall win and took the opening stage on Sunday. Mark Cavendish suffered from being boxed in during the finale and therefore finished outside the top 10. It was a smooth sailing for Sagan with getting an early lead and then securing the 14th ToC stage victory of his career.
Bike for Life in Mladá Boleslav
The biggest MTB race series in the world had its stop in Mladá Boleslav on Saturday and almost 2000 cyclists arrived to take part in the race. Large part of that were children and it was great to see the new generation race in the friendly atmosphere the Škoda AUTO’s sponsored event provided.
Cycling through Amsterdam
What’s it really like to cycle through the famous Dutch city? Some locals call it hell. Cars crashing into you at every junction, tourists walking into the road and so on. But that’s not the way the author of this video thinks. He wants to show you the true beauty of the city viewed from the saddle, and we’re happy to report that he succeeded.