Wednesday, August 31, 2011

David Moncoutié: Le Grimpeur

Fourth stage win for Moncoutié!






This is fantastic coverage of stage 11 as hard work from leader turned domestique, Chris Froome gave captain Bradley Wiggins the coveted Roja jersey.

The race was occurring behind David Moncoutie, with kilometers remaining, as Sky pushed the effort creating their chance for the race lead. 

David Moncoutie took his fourth stage win, on a course for him, and is only one second overall from this targeted KOMs jersey. What a fine grimpeur he is as the old fox is back in his element. He questioned whether to retire and I believe he has a high chance to win his fourth successive KOM title. At 36 years old  he's proven that the Vuelta is his type of Grand Tour to shine and winning the KOMs classification (2008-2010) is definitely within his grasp.

I hope he avoids retirement and keeps on riding for another season!

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