Wednesday 30th August 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is stage eleven of the Vuelta a España, starting in Lorca in the Murcia province of Spain and ending at the Observatorio Astronómico de Calar Alto located in the Almería province. The 187.5 km mountain stage includes two back-to-back 1st category climbs - the latter of which being one of nine summit finishes during this year’s event.

Chris Froome of Team Sky currently leads, and the four-time Tour de France winner will be hopeful of another impressive performance to bolster his overall chances of winning this year’s competition. Victory in the 72nd edition of the Vuelta a España will make him the first British winner of the three-week Grand Tour, whilst only the third cyclist to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in the same year. Froome has a 36 second lead over Colombian Esteban Chaves of the Orica-Scott team and Irish rider Nicolas Roche from the BMC Racing Team is in third place, 1 minute and 5 seconds behind the leader. As we approach the half way stage of the final Grand Tour of the year, this should be an exciting day of cycling.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to day three of the  US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Highlights of the day include the men's singles clash between Croatian 2014 US Open champion Marin Čilić and German Florian Mayer, and in the women's singles Spanish reigning Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza battles Chinese player Duan Yingying.

It is day four of the test match between Bangladesh and Australia in Dhaka, with Australia needing a further 155 runs with 8 wickets remaining. Three County Championship Division One matches enter their third day. There are 15 games in MLB with the clash between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix, Arizona the game of the day.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!

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