Pro Cycling

2016 Vuelta a España

Bonus's Photo Bonus 13 Jul 2016

Vuelta a España that will take place from the 20th of August to the 11th of September.

Vuelta a España 2016 - Team Start List:

 

Ag2r La Mondiale (FRA)

Astana Pro Team (KAZ)

BMC Racing Team (USA)

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (USA)

Etixx - Quick Step (BEL)

FDJ (FRA)

IAM Cycling (SUI)

Lampre – Merida (ITA)

Lotto – Soudal (BEL)

Movistar Team (SPA)

Orica GreenEDGE (AUS)

Team Dimension Data (RSA)

Team Giant – Alpecin (GER)

Team Katusha (RUS)

Team LottoNL – Jumbo (NED)

Team Sky (GBR)

Tinkoff (RUS)

Trek – Segafredo (USA)

Caja Rural – Seguros RGA (SPA)

Bora – Argon 18 (GER)

Cofidis, Solutions Credits

 

Bonus's Photo Bonus 13 Jul 2016

Seems like Bertie won't make the Olympics but hopes to ride the Vuelta.

Bonus's Photo Bonus 24 Jul 2016

Let the countdown begin . . . . 3 weeks 6 days to go  :-)

 

I seriously can't imagine what it takes to do Le Tour and then La Vuelta!


Edited by Bonus, 24 July 2016 - 10:40 .

Gen's Photo Gen 25 Jul 2016

Let the countdown begin . . . . 3 weeks 6 days to go :-)

I seriously can't imagine what it takes to do Le Tour and then La Vuelta!

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Bonus's Photo Bonus 25 Jul 2016

They play in a ball-pit at the Spur to recover?

 

;-)

EmptyB's Photo EmptyB 25 Jul 2016

Seems like Bertie won't make the Olympics but hopes to ride the Vuelta.

 

Isn't Quintana doing the Vuelta too?

Gen's Photo Gen 25 Jul 2016

Isn't Quintana doing the Vuelta too?

Nairo is skipping Rio but plans on doing the Vuelta.. once they have figured out what went wrong during the TDF

EmptyB's Photo EmptyB 25 Jul 2016

Nairo is skipping Rio but plans on doing the Vuelta.. once they have figured out what went wrong during the TDF


Mystery virus I'm still hearing?

Gen's Photo Gen 25 Jul 2016

Mystery virus I'm still hearing?

Ja that's the spin atm.

Bonus's Photo Bonus 25 Jul 2016

Imagine being able to almost keep up with Froome whilst you have a virus . . . ;-)

 

"Quintana will reportedly undergo medical tests to determine what happened during the third week of the Tour with the Vuelta a Espana earmarked as his comeback race."

 

(From cycling news)


Edited by Bonus, 25 July 2016 - 10:09 .

pe3nguin's Photo pe3nguin 25 Jul 2016

Nairo should jump ship to Astana. The boys in Blue like to get their bloodwork done during the grand tours.

mon-goose's Photo mon-goose 25 Jul 2016

Let the countdown begin . . . . 3 weeks 6 days to go  :-)

 

I seriously can't imagine what it takes to do Le Tour and then La Vuelta!

some really good beef

pe3nguin's Photo pe3nguin 25 Jul 2016

some really good beef

Hey now. That's uncalled for. That beef contained Clenbuterol which is clearly for weight management and in no way impacts the ability for a professional athlete to recover from prolonged exposure to endurance activities.

Definitely isn't used as a masking agent either  :ph34r:

mr_stig's Photo mr_stig 25 Jul 2016

Nairo Quintana? More like Noshow Quintana! 

 

To be fair, I'd also feel pretty sick if my view of the French countryside was restricted to the back of a team Sky jersey.

 

Hope there is a bit more switching of the lead during the Vuelta.

Bonus's Photo Bonus 25 Jul 2016

Nairo Quintana? More like Noshow Quintana! 
 
To be fair, I'd also feel pretty sick if my view of the French countryside was restricted to the back of a team Sky jersey.
 
Hope there is a bit more switching of the lead during the Vuelta.


We can but hope . . . .

Gen's Photo Gen 25 Jul 2016

The Vuelta is a real treat for viewers.. always balls so walls racing.. the youngster stepping up and really taking it to the old guard.