Stage 19 | Caso / Gijon | Vuelta a España 2017

Sep 08, 2017, 08:22 PM

This episode of The Cycling Podcast finds Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes in Gijon on Asturias day as the Vuelta a España nears its conclusion.

The day belonged to Thomas De Gendt of the Lotto-Soudal team. Not only did Lotto win their fourth stage of the race, and second in a row following Sander Armée’s victory yesterday, but De Gendt completed the set of Giro, Tour and Vuelta stages. Having won on the Stelvio and Mont Ventoux he had hoped to win on the Angliru. Well, he didn’t do too badly. He was only one day and about 30 kilometres out.

Lionel recounts the strangest night he’s ever had covering a Grand Tour and all the rest of the talk leans towards the Angliru and the Vuelta’s dramatic conclusion tomorrow.

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