La Vuelta a Espana kicks off and it was a stage of far bigger consequence than anyone predicted. There were some non suprising things like Jumbo Visma controlling the group up the final climb and Primoz Roglic taking the stage win and red jersey. But there were some big suprises with Thibaut Pinot and Chris Froome both losing more than 10 minutes, ending their vuelta before it really starts. Guillame Martin, Aleksander Vlasov Wout Poels and Tom Dumoulin also lost big chunks of time.
Meanwhile at the Giro Fernando Gaviria tests positive for COVID-19 for a second time. Let’s keep an eye on this to verify this is not a false positive like Michael Matthews but he has been removed from the tour and is isolating. Slovenian rider Jan Tratnik took the stage for Bahrain Mclaren, their biggest stage win of the year and 9 overall this season. This must be the first time in history that two Slovenian riders won a grand tour stage on the same day.