Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wordless Wednesday: 'Race of Truth' Gives Vuelta A Shake Up

Valverde and Rodriguez were always going to suffer in a rather hilly edition of the 'Race Of Truth' compared to Christopher Froome and Alberto Contador, despite both having good climbing capabilities. Though Rodriguez went into the day with a 53 second cushion it never looked like it was going to be enough to keep the other favourites at bay - and sure enough he lost 52 seconds which was actually far less than I thought he would which means he retains red by 1 second over Contador who finished second overall today, behind winner Kessiakoff. Today's big loser though was Chris Froome, who many, including me, predicted to take the win today. It's starting to look as though he's got to many miles in his legs as he rode in 22 seconds behind Contador. Of course there is a very mountainous final week to come, but with Contador and Rodriguez both leading the way it's going to be a hard task to overhaul either of them even with the top four all within 1 minute of each other. Today looks to have been quite a decisive day in what has been a fantastic Vuelta so far, and dare I say it, it looks as though its a two horse race from here on in, but what one hell of a two horse race its going to be...

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