11 September 2017
The last Grand Tour of the year is over. Time to share some memorable photos of the last couple of days. Just to prove how great this year’s Vuelta has been.
Flying with a helicopter was a dream come true for these guys!
Chris Froome won the Vuelta, but his teammates are even more excited about it!
Six victories for the Quick Step Floors Cycling Team in this Vuelta. Celebrate!
And these guys were having fun on their own teambus after the last stage.
Alberto Contador is waving to his fans. Great ending of a great career.
Time for a nap now. Sweet dreams, Esteban Chaves!
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15 January 2017
The past two months were without professional cycling. Yes, there was track racing and cyclocross. Quite interesting to watch, but not as intense as a road race (in my opinion). So I am happy that in two days the Tour Down Under will start again. Although here in Europe the broadcasting is early in the morning, so I won’t be able to watch the race live. Still, the race is great to follow, not only because of the race itself, but also to figure out who is on which team now. There are so many new teams, new colours and changes that it is hard to get on track.
The good thing about cycling is that the cycling races actually never change. I know that the Tour of Qatar got cancelled, due to a lack of funding. But other than that the calendar looks pretty much the same. And I cannot say that I will miss the Tour of Qatar. Still, I am aware of the fact that a new cycling season is about to begin. I am starting to check out the profiles of the riders on Twitter and Instagram again. I can tell there is lots of training and lots of kangaroos. It feels good to know that we still have so much to watch this year. Bring it on, 2017!
The boys of Team Sky are training on Australian roads. Wonderful!
© Team Sky
Presentation of the BORA-hansgrohe team at the Tour Down Under. The hair of Peter Sagan has grown again. © BORA-hansgrohe
Enric Mas Nicolau and Petr Vakoc are holding a kangaroo. It is so cute!
© Quick Step Floors Cycling Team
And the first win goes to… Caleb Ewan. Winner of the People’s Choice Classic.
© Orica-Scott / Morne de Klerk