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Rest Day #1 in Avilés, Monday, September 4th

Siesta Day #1

A relatively short transfer from A Fonsgrada to Avilés will give the weary peloton a real rest day. Massages, a training ride and plenty of sleep will be the order of the day.

Stage Winners:

Click on the picture for each story ( Images © Unipublic )

Race Leaders:

Almost halfway to Madrid and already 5 different race leaders ( Images © Unipublic )

SPECIAL NOTE 1: The making of a champion! A year ago the World U23 Time Trial champion was racing in Slovenia. This year Discovery's new talent lost a few pounds and is leading a Grand Tour!

(L) Brajkovic a year ago in Slovenia ( Image © Stephen Chung ) (R) Brajkovic as Vuelta leader ( Image © Unipublic )


SPECIAL NOTE 2: Shouldn't Rabobank's Willie Walker (Aus) be riding for the Chocolade Jacques. team???


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