Sunday, September 03, 2006
Helter Skelter Vuelta
The third Grand Tour of the year, La Vuelta d'Espana (Tour of Spain) is underway, with most of the big players on the Pro Tour havin' a crack. In the first week alone the winners list has seen the likes of Bettini, Zabel, Di Luca, Hushovd, Valverde and Vinokourov. Not a bad little line-up right there. I was chuffed to see the Big EZ back with a sprint win, his first in a GT since 03, the guy is all class and isn't scared to go out in public with a mullet on a box head. Vino... what can you say about him? Pure guts. He gets overhauled by Valverde with 100m to go in a mountain stage, then comes out the next day and beats the sprinters! The type of bike rider that doesn't care what race it is, he'll have a go. Would've been great to see him and an uninjured Valverde mixing it up at Le Tour.