Seeing Roja

The 65th edition of the Vuelta de Espana is set to start with a unique evening team time trial in Seville this August 28th at 9 PM local time. It will be exciting and challenging for the later teams riding in relative darkness. Will the street lights be enough to provide enough illumination?

Organizers say that there will be five very technical kilometres (3.1 miles) under the cover of darkness maybe too challenging for Alberto Contador. He says of the night stage, "Could be dangerous. I hope there are no problems."

With that in mind, the new leader's jersey will change from gold to red. Innovative organizers wanted roja or red symbolizing the traditional color of the sporting national teams in Spain.

There will be six mountaintop finishes, certainly a very tough three weeks ahead. Surely tailored for Spanish climber's to win? That's what organizers are wishing!