Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale) won stage 7 of La Vuelta, ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) Stage 7 of La Vuelta was marked as a sprint stage, but with two category three climbs, it was going to be a tough day on the road for the fast riders. The 185,7km stage ran from Puerto Lumbreras to Pozo Alcón, ending in a drag up to the finish. A group of seven were established soon into racing and they were only brought back as the peloton ascended the second categorised climb of the stage, Alto de Cael. A crash in the peloton.
The Tour of Britain gets underway this Sunday and, as previous winners, Team Dimension Data go into the race looking to once again feature prominently. The eight-day event will depart from Pembrey Country Park, Wales, and end in London a week later. The race will offer a mix of climbing and sprint opportunities, and also the chance for opportunists to go all the way. Unique days include stage 5 which will be a 14km team time trial, starting in Cockermouth, while the final stage is a 5.5km lap repeated 14 times, running through downtown London, which will definitely draw a big crowd and offer an.