Pezcyclingnews: Vuelta’15: 1st. Rest Day Round-up!


Jan 3, 2005
The 2015 Vuelta a Espaa has, as at quite often does, thrown up some surprises and projected more than a few ‘young guns’ into the limelight and onto the winners podium. The Spanish Grand Tour has also lost riders who were expected to animate the action and fight for the overall and stage victories. Ed Hood takes a look back at the first ten days and the road to Madrid. If theres one thing you can predict about the Vuelta, its that it will be unpredictable.New names in the red jersey of leadership, new names winning stages, famous names heading home with broken bones, motorbikes and rule books all playing their part and a refreshing lack of respect for reputations and whats supposed to happen.On the subject of predictions, lets take a look back to what our crystal ball said two weeks ago before the show got on the road.Fabio Aru (Astana & Italy) sits sixth @ 1:17 with the mega mountain stages which he loves still to come hell be trying to forget about that nasty long chrono we predicted a podium and stick with that.Will there be a battle between Aru and Dumoulin? Not in the TTJoe Dombrowski (Cannondale-Garmin & USA) in his first Grand Tour hes 69th @ 52:54 there will be no problems for him being allowed a ticket to the breakaway and we hope for a big day in the high mountains for him.Joe Dombrowski still to showChris Froome (Sky & GB) his form has...

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