Stage 5 | Benicassìm / Alcossebre | Vuelta a España 2017

Aug 23, 2017, 08:27 PM

The Cycling Podcast comes from the beach at Alcossebre, as holidaymakers enjoy a pre-dinner drink, and Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes reflect on the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España.

The stage finished with a steep climb which led to a slight reshuffle of the overall places, although Chris Froome of Team Sky retained the leader’s red jersey and stretched his overall advantage by eight seconds.

Kazakh rider Alexey Lutsenko of Astana won the stage and was the strongest on the final climb but he was chased all the way by Merhawi Kudus. We hear from Kudus about his efforts, and from Cannondale-Drapac’s Michael Woods, who finished with the Froome, Alberto Contador and Esteban Chaves group.

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