This episode of the VeloNews Show includes footage and imagery from Getty Images/Velo Collection, YouTube/inCycle, YouTube/La Vuelta, and YouTube/GQ.

Always one of the season’s most entertaining races, the Vuelta a España delivered lots of surprises, and we have three big takeaways from the 2018 race:

1. There’s a new grand tour champion in the peloton.
2. The youth movement is alive and well.
3. What is going on with Movistar?!

We analyze the Vuelta and then critique the UCI’s latest wacky idea to improve pro cycling. (They stole it from soccer.)

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