Just been going through my photos from the final stage of the Tour de France this year and forgot how many great photos i managed to get, this is one of my favourites. The end of the last stage always has a last day at school feel about it and you can see it here with everyone wanting a personal photo infront of the Arc de Triomphe.
Whilst the World Tour gained Focus bikes as i mentioned earlier, with Katusha’s denial for a WT license we also lost Canyon. The Ultimate CF SLX is what the Russian based team will be riding next year but only at a Pro Conti level unless their attempts to have the UCI’s decision is reversed of course.
Was happy to see Rigo get into the young riders jersey with a strong ride today along with Team Sky teammate Sergio Henao who is his nearest rivel in the Young Riders Classification at 20”, Rigo also moved up the GC to 8th place just 1:19 behind new race leader Ryder Hesjedal, Henao is a further 20 seconds back after a massive pull in the last 1k.
Mark Cavendish made it clear at yesterdays press conference after his 3rd Giro win this year that he would do everything in his power to make it to the finish in Milan.
“I came to the Giro d’Italia 100% determined to go all the way to Milan. I wanted to win the red (points) jersey. Because of the crashes, the red jersey went out of the window a little bit. But I’ve recovered now and I’m feeling ok. As long as I don’t miss the time cut, I don’t see myself going home just yet.”
Juan Pablo Suarez & Carlos Quintero before this years Milan-Sanremo.
Really enjoyed watching one of my favourite Pro Conti teams in the Tour of California this week. Just a shame we wont see much more of them in the big races in Europe this year. Lovely kit aswel in my opinion!
It wasn’t to be for Cavendish today as Roberto Ferrari took the win in the Giro’s longest stage yet, Stage 11.