Yesterday, on the penultimate day of this year’s Vuelta, also in horrendous conditions, Chris Froome was poised to do what Millar couldn’t quite manage in 1985. The route had been designed to serve up late drama, with a finish on the Angliru, possibly the hardest climb in Spain. And the drama was duly delivered by Alberto Contador, who scored a swashbuckling stage win – incredibly, the first by a Spanish rider in this year’s race – in his last race before retirement.
Thirty-two years ago Robert Millar was poised to become the first British cyclist to win the Vuelta a España when, on the penultimate day, in horrendous conditions, the home teams combined against him. Yesterday, on the penultimate day of this year’s Vuelta, also in horrendous conditions, Chris Froome was poised to do what Millar couldn’t quite manage in 1985. The route had been designed to serve up late drama, with a finish on the Angliru, possibly the hardest climb in Spain.
On Friday Mark Stewart pedalled out of Glasgow, heading north for the Campsies, climbing the Crow Road, then doing a loop around the Carron Valley. “It was nice to be back on home roads,” he says, “but it was fresh. Arm and leg warmers weather.”It was the first longish ride he’d done since finishing the Tour de l’Avenir, the nine-day race in France known as the “Tour of the Future,” and his last before the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which rolls out from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh this morning.
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