Stage 21 | Arroyomolinos / Madrid | Vuelta a España 2017
The Vuelta a España concluded with its traditional stage into Madrid – a time to enjoy a glass of something fizzy to toast three weeks on the road.
Alberto Contador, completing his final race as a professional, was given the honour of riding ahead of the peloton as they reached the circuit in Madrid. But the racing soon hotted up as Chris Froome, who has become the first rider to do the Tour de France-Vuelta double since the Vuelta moved to its late summer spot made it clear he also had his sights set on the green jersey.
Matteo Trentin won the intermediate sprint and the stage – his fourth stage win of the Vuelta – but Froome finished in the points too and added the green jersey to the red of race winner and white of combined winner.
In this final episode of The Cycling Podcast’s Grand Tour season, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes look back at the last three weeks of racing.
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