Two-time Lombardia winner Joaquim Rodriguez injures himself while training and is forced to withdraw from season's final monument race.
Cosmo Catalano and Dane Cash look ahead to the year's final monument classic, Il Lombardia, which takes place Sunday in Italy.
Valverde has won six medals in the worlds road race but is still searching for a victory.
Fabio Aru won a Spanish grand tour that was filled with crashes, abandonments, and an ejection.
After losing more than three minutes on the Vuelta's penultimate day, Tom Dumoulin joins a dubious list of infamous grand tour implosions.
Fabio Aru takes his first grand-tour victory as John Degenkolb salves Giant's wounds over losing the Vuelta on the penultimate stage
The Astana rider remains 3 seconds out of first place at the Spanish grand tour entering Friday's stage 19.
Joaquim Rodríguez has a hard fight to keep his podium spot in the Vuelta a España, as another grand tour win slips through his grasp.
Danger lurks in the Vuelta's closing days as Dumoulin clings to a three-second lead and climbers Aru and Rodriguez vow to attack.
After failing to distance Dumoulin in the mountains, Joaquim Rodriguez needs the time trial of his life to keep the Vuelta lead.