The 73rd Vuelta Espana starts on August 28 and I'm looking forward to the climb heavy Grand Tour. There will be a stellar field promised; Richie Porte, Rigoberto Uran, Thibaut Pinot, Ilnur Zakarin, Steven Krukjswijk, Nairo Quintana, Fabio Aru, Yates twins, Wilco Kelderman, Vincenzo Nibali, Dan Martin, Rohan Dennis, Rafal Majka, Michael Woods, Alejandro Valverde... just to name a few. The Vuelta will be a springboard for the upcoming Worlds in Innsbruck. The sprints will be on my radar watch with Peter Sagan and Elia Viviani as two who should provide plenty of action.
"I decide to race the Vuelta this year, as it fits perfectly into my preparations for the world championships in Innsbruck."
- Peter Sagan
This week was transfer news:
Tony Martin goes to LottoNL Jumbo to help booster the TT squad.
Classic champ, Niki Terpstra goes to Direct Energie
"I dream of bringing to Direct Energy a prestigious victory over a great classic. And above all, to win a stage victory on the the Tour de France: I have turned a a lot around, joining a French team may be the trigger!"
- Niki Terpstra
Retro look back...
Hinault and Delgado, 1986 Tour de France.