Another Monday is here, and so is our news from the world of cycling. So, what did you miss?
Landa’s first win in two years
The Bahrain Victourious’ rider finished sixth on the final uphill stage, which was enough to secure him the title. Romain Bardet (Team DSM) who started the day 45 seconds ahead of Landa struggled on the last climb and finished sixth overall in the end. Fabio Aru (Qhubeka NextHash) and Mark Padun (Bahrain Victorious) completed the podium. Bahrain Victorious do seem to be in good form leading up to the “big” Vuelta. Do you think Mikel Landa could be a serious contender?
— Landa Meana (@MikelLandaMeana) August 7, 2021
The last stage was won by Hugh Carty who tied in the mountains classification for first place with Romain Bardet and Mikel Landa.
- Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) – 18:30:00
- Fabio Aru (Qhubeka NextHash) + 0:00:36
- Mark Padun (Bahrain Victorious) + 0:00:43
- Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) + 0:00:49
- David de la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates) + 0:00:51
- Romain Bardet (Team DSM) + 0:00:53
- Einer Rubio Reyes (Movistar Team) + 0:00:58
- Santiago Buitrago Sanchez (Bahrain Victorious) + 0:01:09
- Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R Citroën Team) + 0:01:21
- Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama-FDJ) + 0:01:39
Bet it was close
Rode a 4:06.748 team pursuit today. Who had a higher max heart rate, me or my mum? pic.twitter.com/W3F96oUTX4
— Katie Archibald (@_katiearchibald) August 3, 2021
What a sport
— Chris Hoy (@chrishoy) August 5, 2021
He’s not wrong
No sport would not benefit from an Elimination round. Generally, how much better would it be if your career/friendships/love-life was marked by a series of intermediate sprints and a flashing light on the handlebars telling you to pull away.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) August 5, 2021
— Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert (@IntermarcheWG) August 6, 2021