Stage 3 | Mijas – Alhaurín de la Torre | Vuelta a España 2018

Aug 27, 2018, 07:27 PM

There’s no such thing as a routine sprint stage on the Vuelta a España and stage three in the Andalucian countryside featured more climbing than the hilly stages of some races.

Despite that the race concluded with a sprint showdown between two Italian riders.

In this episode, Lionel Birnie is joined by Daniel Friebe and Fran Reyes in Alhaurín de la Torre to recap the stage and in the process prove there’s no such thing as a routine episode of The Cycling Podcast either.

We hear from Giacomo Nizzolo, who came close to winning his first grand tour stage, and from Lukas Pöstlberger about his late attack.

In part two with Daniel, we talk about Elia Viviani’s victory and clear up once and for all whether Ilnur Zakarin’s Tour de France was a hit or a miss with his Katusha team-mate Ian Boswell.

And in part three we discuss the big transfer concerning the Izagirre brothers and find out why they are moving from Bahrain-Merida to Astana and we ask whether there’s any substance in the rumours that Mikel Landa might be joining them in pale blue sooner rather than later.

The Cycling Podcast is supported by Rapha and Science In Sport.