Aug 29, 2016 - The Vuelta has been full of excitement with different winners and overall leaders most days. We take a look at Alberto Contador's bad luck and his relationship with black bikes. Full results, reports, quotes and video from the Vuelta, Bretagne and Poitou-Charentes. Rider transfers at Trek, Giant, Lotto and Etixx. Plus news from Lampre-Merida and the Tour of Britain.
Starting and finishing in the town of Plouay, the location of the 2000 Road World Championships, the Bretagne Classic Ouest-France will take the riders over a redesigned and less predictable course, consisting of several relentless climbs.
On August 28, the Bretagne Classic Ouest-France takes place, the former GP Plouay. The organisation of the race wants to highlight the entire region. However, the start and finish of the race is still in Plouay where the riders also cover a local lap.
A day after the women race around the hilly circuit of Plouay, the men head out to fight over the roads of south Brittany. There's a change to the usually route, but the race will still be based on a tough circuit that leans towards a fight between the puncheurs and the sprinters that manage to survive the large amount of climbing to be done over the race.
Newly crowned Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet will return to the BMC Racing Team ranks this weekend when he joins an eight-rider squad at the UCI WorldTour one-day race Bretagne Classic - Ouest-France.