November 20, 2017

Sweaty Bollocks and Sandy Cracks as Vuelta de España Hits Marbella

vuelta 15, marbella

Sweaty Bollocks and Sandy Cracks as Vuelta de España Hits Marbella with more Lycra than a Brummie High St.

vuelta 15, marbella

Yes it’s the Tour of Spain, poor relative of the mighty Tour de France, and for some odd reason the launch of this eagerly awaited sporting event involved 21 teams of brightly coloured men sprinting along the sandy track of the Paseo Maritimo.

 

What genius came up with this idea we may never know, but for one thing we can be sure, he’s never raced a bike. Tour de France champion Chris Froome from the Sky Team was quick on the twitter to moan about this most unlikely of sprint circuits.

Anyway it all went ahead without incident, although I believe the times were not to be counted in the overall competition, which meant the whole of Marbella and Puerto Banus was snarled up for no other reason than a colourful bike ride. Indeed the Sky team put in such a poor time I thought they had stopped off at Victors for a cheeky one.vuelta 15, marbella

A sad spin off from today’s events will mean that come tomorrow morning, tens of thousands, mainly Spaniards will be raiding Decathlon for the latest in ball restricting spandex in the most horrific of colours and will spend the afternoon riding 3 abreast on the main road whilst chatting and ignoring all road signs and traffic lights.

For those of you that are interested here are the results from day one:

Results from Vuelta a Espana (Puerto Banus – Marbella, 7.4 km) on Saturday 1. BMC Racing (United States) 8:10″ 2. Tinkoff – Saxo (Russia) +1″ 3. Orica (Australia) 4. LottoNL (Netherlands) +8″ 5. Etixx – Quick-Step (Belgium) +10″ 6. Trek (United States) +11″ 7. Lotto (Belgium) +18″ 8. Caja Rural (Spain) 9. Movistar (Spain) +24″ 10. Cofidis (France) +27″ 11. IAM Cycling (Switzerland) 12. Lampre (Italy) 13. Astana (Kazakhstan) +30″ 14. Team MTN (South Africa) 15. Colombia (Colombia) +33″ 16. FDJ (France) +44″ 17. Katusha (Russia) +54″ 18. AG2R (France) +1:00″ 19. Giant (Germany) +1:07″ 20. Team Sky (Britain) +1:11″ 21. Cannondale (United States) +1:20″ 22. Europcar (France) +2:15″

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