Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it! So, what did you miss?
Quick-Step takes stage two
Yves Lampaert attacked with roughly a kilometre to go, and his team managed to pull the peloton apart in the crosswinds. A number of riders were able to follow him but Quick-Step made the best out of their numbers as Matteo Trentin managed to block the others behind him. Most of the GC contenders finished safely eight seconds after the front group.
— OptaJuan (@OptaJuan) August 20, 2017
Overall individual time classification
1. LAMPAERT Yves 04h 52′ 07”
2. TRENTIN Matteo + 00′ 01”
3. OSS Daniel + 00′ 03”
4. VAN GARDEREN Tejay + 00′ 17”
5. ROCHE Nicolas + 00′ 17”
6. DENNIS Rohan +00′ 17”
7. ALAPHILIPPE Julian + 00′ 18”
8. KELDERMAN Wilco + 00′ 18”
9. FROOME Christopher + 00′ 21”
10. POELS Wout + 00′ 21”
Used Google maps to plan route to a station. ~5 mile ride. It said 36mins. It took me 36mins. I am now officially Mr Average 😭
— Chris Boardman (@Chris_Boardman) August 16, 2017
Impressive Team Sky bus
Our new Team Sky Race Hub is making its debut this week at the Vuelta! Take a look around…
— INEOS Grenadiers (@INEOSGrenadiers) August 16, 2017
Contador’s special bike
The Spaniard got a stunning custom Trek Émonda SLR for his final ever race. It has a unique paint scheme including references to all the major races he has won. There is also Alberto’s personal motto ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’ on the bike.
We know the feeling
— Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) August 17, 2017
Uran is in serious form
Dancing with the stars, perhaps? Definitely a nice audition tape by Rigoberto.
— Velon CC (@VelonCC) August 13, 2017