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September Racing
By Matty Sep 25, 2017 7:09:09 AM Comments

It’s been a truly fantastic past couple of weeks for cycling fans with the Vuelta a Espana and then recently this past week the world championships in Bergen, Norway. Taking a quick look back at these races, it really has solidified certain rider’s seasons and their respective teams and national teams must be happy with their results.

The Vuelta was a great race to watch and Team Sky and Chris Froome must be pleased with how their grand tour form has been this season. Froome winning both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana puts him in very exclusive company. Add to this his bronze medals from the world team time trial championships and the individual time trial; this season must go down as his most successful to date. It will be really interesting to see if Chris Froome gets Knighted in the new year’s hours list, his sporting achievements clearly deserve it.

At the world championships in Bergen, Norway it has been a great week for the Dutch riders and also their national team. Team Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin led his team to a gold medal in the TTT and in doing so set himself up for a great ride in the individual TT that followed later in the week. The individual time trial that Dumoulin won had to be one of the most impressive rides this year, he nearly caught Chris Froome on the final climb up the finish and won by a convincing margin.

The women’s road race was a great race to watch and it was good to see the British girls gel so well and ride as a cohesive unit. The end result didn’t really do justice to how well they worked together but I’m sure in the future another gold medal will be forthcoming for the British women in the road race. A lot of positives can be taken from this race and looking forward to the next major races I’m quite confident that medals will follow.

The men’s road race was fantastic and heading into the race it was really hard to predict who would win and would be on form at the end of a long hard season. In the end history was made by Slovakia’s Peter Sagan, as he won his third successive world title. This has to be one of the most historic rides in recent times and this rider really transcends the sport of professional cycling. It was a truly remarkable ride by Sagan and in making history he has cemented his position as one of the greats of the sport. It will be really interesting to see what Cycling Jersey design and Cycling Shorts design he goes for for the remaining races of this season and also next season.

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