The Vuelta a España had its first uphill finish at Caminito del Rey, where a familiar face summoned all his experience to win the stage. The red jersey changed shoulders too.
In this episode, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes enjoy the view of the Andalucian hills as they recap the day’s events. We also hear from Daniel Friebe on the early clues from an aggressive day’s racing.
We hear from the Belgian Laurens De Plus, who almost sprung a surprise at the finish before being overtaken by Michal Kwiatkowski and stage winner Alejandro Valverde in sight of the line, and from Wilco Kelderman, who was fourth overall last year, about his fine start to the race.
After a warm couple of days, the temperatures show no sign of dropping any time soon, so we asked EF Education First’s Nigel Mitchell how the teams help their riders cope with the heat.
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