Juan Ayuso became the second youngest rider in history to finish on a Grand Tour podium at the Vuelta 2022, with Henri Cornet being the youngest as the winner of the Tour de France in 1904. At only 19 years old, the Spaniard proved that he already is one of the best GC riders and climbers in the world, pushing higher watts per kg than Pogacar, Evenepoel or Uijtdebroeks were capable of at the same age.
It was a war on bikes in Catalunya today. In the wet and cold medium mountain terrain of stage 6, Richard Carapaz and Sergio Higuita upset the dysfunctional UAE-Emirates squad with race leader Joao Almeida and teammate prodigy Juan Ayuso, unable to cooperate again.
One of the most underrated races on the calendar, Trofeo Laigueglia, once again did not disappoint this year…
Jonas Vingegaard showed impressive power on climbs and flat sections, winning Drome Classic, his first one-day race victory.