The 15th stage of the Vuelta a Espana saw Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) reign supreme on the steep slopes of the Alto de Sotres. Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) was 2nd with Daniel Moreno (Katusha) rounding out the stage podium. Louis Meintjes put in another stellar ride as he climbed back into the top 10 in the overall classification after claiming 11th on the stage. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung were in the spotlight for the majority of the stage as Natnael Berhane, made the break of the day with 8 other riders. Their advantage hovered around 2 minutes for most of the day as Movistar decided to lead the.
The Tour of Britain kicked off today with a 177 kilometer long route through Wales. After a rather wet start on the scenic coastline of Northern Anglesey, the peloton took on the lumpy profile that lay ahead of them. The local teams tried to animate the early stages of todays race. This tactic proofed to be successful with Kristian House (JTL Condor), Pete Williams (One Pro Cycling), Tom Stewart (Madison Genesis) and Connor Dunne (An Post-Chain Reactions) finding their way into the break. The four built up a substantial lead of more than five minutes which allowed them to go for the intermediate sprints and.