La Vuelta

Just a heads up for those who don’t know…La Vuelta a Espana starts tomorrow.

First coverage here is on SBS at 6am Sunday.

Cyclingnews - La Vuelta

Official La Vuelta a Espana Site

Start List

will SBS have any highlights shows?

Cheers for that, I was going to check the sbs site today!

It’s interesting to compare the 2010 Vuelta a España (what abbreviation? - ‘VAE’ or ‘TOS’?) to the 2010 TDF. The line up for the Vuelta a España does not include BMC (and therefore no Cadel) or Radioshack ('though Lance has retired anyway). Saxobank will be at the Vuelta a España, but that team won’t include Jens.

Other riders who will be at the Vuelta a España include:
Andy Schleck (Saxobank)
Stuart O’Grady (Saxobank)
Frank Schleck (Saxobank)
Thor Hushovd (Cervelo)
Carlos Sastre Candil (Cervelo)
David Lopez Garcia (Caisse d’Epargne)
Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Caisse d’Epargne)
Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Caisse d’Epargne)
Sébastien Chavanel (FDJ)
Julian Dean (Garmin)
Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre)
Oscar Freire Gomez (Rabobank)
Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia)
Fabian Cancellara (Saxobank)

The Australians are:
Brett Lancaster (Cervelo - reserve)
Allan Davis (Astana)
Johnnie Walker (Footon-Servetto - reserve – what a great name though)
Matthew Wilson (Garmin)
Simon Gerrans (Sky)
R Christopher Sutton (Sky - reserve)
Matthew Harley Goss (HTC)
Baden Cooke (Saxobank)
Stuart O’Grady (Saxobank)

Matt Keenan’s always informative blog had some good reviews of the Vuelta (and some hints that many of the Aussies might not ‘go the full distance’).

Did anyone watch the TT? Looked very weird racing at night, they finished up around midnight. SBS has coverage of each stage starting at midnight.

Johnnie Walker is a mate of mine. Performed well in Stage 2, making it in a breakaway and then producing a solo breakaway (albeit short lived)… only to finish with the pack.

He is a good bloke, JonTay can also vouch for that.

I actually I think they’re showing eight stages.

Yeah soon after positing that I realised it was wrong. I think they are only doing live coverage over the weekends…