Pezcyclingnews: Eurotrash Mad Vuelta Thursday!


Jan 3, 2005
The madness of the Vuelta goes on: Nibali has gone just like Ben King’s Garmin in today’s TOP STORY! We have all the news from Spain with race reports, results, rider quotes and video. Don’t forget the WorldTour: we preview the GP Ouest France Plouay in Brittany and the contract news keep rolling in. To finish… a coffee or five, how many do the riders drink.TOP STORY: The Public!It was a real shock to see a group gather round Cannondale-Garmin rider Ben King after his crash during stage 4 of the Vuelta and have someone appear to try to steal his bike. A shirtless man smoking a cigarette ran up to King as he waited for a replacement bike and tried to ride off on the damaged Cannondale, the American kept hold of the bike, which was unrideable anyway, and the miscreant gave up. What you couldn’t see was that someone stole King’s Garmin computer from the handlebars. If it wasn’t for the theft, the whole thing was quite funny, but what if the bike had gone too?One of the best things about pro cycling is that the fans can get much closer to their heroes than in just about any other sport. But what can the authorities do? You can’t fence an entire 200 kilometer stage or have a police moto every few meters or security men guarding every rider on the road. Lets hope this was an isolated case. More craziness at the Vuelta’15:Vuelta a Espaa 2015Peter Sagan...

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